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KU Cancer Center honors Senate President Susan Wagle

February 7, 2013


Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, was honored Thursday by the Kansas University Cancer Center.

Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, was honored Thursday by the Kansas University Cancer Center.

— Calling Senate President Susan Wagle a “true profile in courage,” Dr. Roy Jensen, director of the Kansas University Cancer Center, on Thursday presented Wagle with the center’s 2013 Leadership Award for her support of cancer research, therapies and prevention.

Wagle, R-Wichita, has survived two bouts with lymphoma and recently underwent chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

She was given a clean bill of health from her physician this fall. Her colleagues elected her president of the Senate in December.

“Her tenacity and her success are inspiring to us all,” Jensen said.

Later, Wagle said that as the federal government grapples with budget problems, it may be up to states to contribute more funds for research.


Richard Payton 5 years, 3 months ago

Heard Susan was for Kansas and Kansas State playing Wichita State. Please say I've heard wrong. Glad she has recovered from her health problems.

William Weissbeck 5 years, 3 months ago

Yes, she has courage. But courage alone does not give her greater credibility on political issues. Seems to me that the "higher ups" at KU are more concerned about their positions than any debate over academic freedom. The actions of the national GOP should have demonstrated by now that playing nice with them gets you nowhere.

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 3 months ago

I find this highly ironic. Wagle fully supports the anti-abortion omnibus bill in the House. One of the provisions of that bill is lying to aborting women and telling them there is a link between abortion and breast cancer. This spurious "link" was disproven by the National Cancer Institute, one of the accreditating agencies of...drum roll, please..the KU Cancer Center!
The cognitive dissonance of this is giving me a headache. I need to go lay down.

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