You may have seen news reports that The University of Kansas Cancer Center has been selected to receive National Cancer Institute designation. Last night, Sen. Pat Roberts posted this message on his Facebook page: "I am pleased that The University of Kansas has been given a green light and I look forward to a formal announcement of their National Cancer Institute designation." This provoked several media reports. While we are encouraged by this news, we do not yet have our formal notice of grant award and have been asked by the NIH to reserve July 12 for a formal announcement.
Until then, enjoy the Independence Day holiday and the festivities surrounding the All-Star Game in Kansas City.
Roy A. Jensen, M.D.
Director, University of Kansas Cancer Center
President and CEO, The University of Kansas Hospital
Steven Stites, M.D.
Acting Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Acting Executive Dean, University of Kansas School of Medicine