Building a world class cancer center

Bringing a cure closer to home

Finding a cancer breakthrough

Kansas University’s quest to gain designation as a National Cancer Institute center is its number one priority. Reaching that goal could cost millions of dollars, but leaders say it also has the potential of saving lives.

Abby Young’s husband, Jeff, died of colon cancer in February. Young says that having a National Cancer Institute-designated facility through the Kansas University Cancer Center would be a good thing for patients in this area. They now have to travel hundreds of miles for care at NCI centers, which offer a higher level of treatment.

Stakes are high for KU in pursuing National Cancer Institute status

With lives on the line, better treatment could be offered

When Jeff Young received a colon cancer diagnosis at age 28, he was told he had a 10 percent chance of living past five years. Almost three years later, after undergoing two treatments of chemotherapy and surgery, doctors told him they had exhausted all treatment options. With doctors giving Jeff just a few months to live, the idea of experimental, Phase 1 drugs offered hope.

Longtime Lawrence resident diagnosed with colon cancer

Longtime Lawrence resident Jeff Young was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the young age of 28. At 31, doctors told him he likely only has a few months to live. In May 2008, Jeff and his wife talk about the importance of catching this disease early, despite guidelines that have most people being checked for the disease starting in their 50's.

Comments

icacrynette 5 years, 11 months ago

My heart goes out to the Young family. It is hard to watch a family member go through this type of a disease. I hope and pray that one day they will find a cure for cancer!

Richard Heckler 5 years, 8 months ago

Cancer is a high profit business.

My mother in law was taking a pharmaceutical tablet = $100 per day. It did not cure the cancer.

The medical insurance industry does not like long term care... grab your wallets,

The medical insurance industry loves medicare and medicaid because it enables them to dump clients at their discretion.

One thing the medical insurance industry will not do is guarantee anyone medical coverage for life UNLESS you are profitable = no outstanding medical problems.

Go To: http://www.healthcare-now.org/hr-676/

Changing nothing certainly will save nothing ever!

Senate Report Finds Insurers Wrongfully Charged Consumers Billions = BIG TIME CORRUPTION http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401636.html

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