The University of Kansas Cancer Center


  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Cancer Center since 2011
  • Clinical Research Center focusing on early pre-clinical and phase I trials opened in 2012
  • University of Kansas Cancer Center combined forces with Kansas City Cancer Centers in 2011
    • Currently 6 Cancer Center sites across Kansas City metro area
  • Over 300 hematopoietic stem cell transplants performed in 2014
  • Cellular Therapeutics Program is FACT accredited
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1934
  • KU Cancer Center is a QOPI® Certified Practice. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program (QCPTM) is an acknowledgement that this practice meets certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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