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Bringing the Latest Cancer Treatments to Rural Kansas

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From Kansas Public RadioBryan Thompson reports. 

A cancer diagnosis is often the beginning of a life-or-death struggle. Patients want to go into that fight armed with the most powerful weapons available. In many cases, that involves treatments still in their experimental stages.

These treatments are only available through clinical trials, which are typically found only at academic medical centers. But the University of Kansas Cancer Center has created a partnership to bring those options closer to home for rural Kansans. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson has more.