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KU Med's Future As A Cancer Center

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Dr. Roy Jensen is the Director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Millions of dollars and years of dedicated effort finally paid off for KU Med Center. On Thursday, July 12, it achieved designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center.

Monday on Up to Date, Dr. Roy Jensen returns to the program to talk about what this designation means for the future of KU Med, as well as for those who are currently or who have battled the disease.

If you're wondering how this new designation will affect KU Med, or what this might mean for cancer research and treatments, join the conversation: call 816 235 2888 during the show, email uptodate@kcur.org, Tweet us @KCURUptoDate, or join KCUR's Facebook discussion.

Roy A. Jensen, M.D. is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director at the University of Kansas Cancer Center, in the Division of Cancer and Developmental Biology.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.