Archive for Friday, April 21, 2006

Cancer care

April 21, 2006


To the editor:

According to Donna Shank, chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas University's plan (which requires money, of course) to establish "a comprehensive cancer center" "will extend state-of-the-art cancer care to generations of Kansans" (Journal-World, April 18). This implies that Kansans cannot obtain such care now. According to a Lawrence Memorial Hospital ad, "The Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers you everything you'd expect in a world-class cancer center" (Journal-World, April 17).

There is a rather interesting disagreement here. I doubt the doctors at the Oncology Center are wrong.

Don Marquis,



fletch 12 years, 1 month ago

LMH provides a treatment facility. KU's Cancer Center will provide both treatment and research on a scale the LMH is not intended to provide. It will be able to set up clinicial trials across the state and region in addition to training future generations of doctors and oncologists. It isn't meant to compete with LMH, rather provide a foundation to allow LMH and all the other regional hospitals to provide better services.

wonderhorse 12 years, 1 month ago


Good call. Treatment can be 1st class, but research has to continue.

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