Tabak Travels to Kansas for Announcement of New Cancer Center
Acting NIH Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak traveled to Kansas on June 27 and joined U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) to celebrate progress toward construction of a new building for the University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC). The $143 million facility will be built using a combination of government and private funding and will bring together KUCC’s seven current unique sites.
“As I witnessed firsthand, the strong community support for the new facility illustrates the power of a vibrant public-private partnership to enhance cancer care within the state,” Tabak posted later. The event was held at the University of Kansas Health Education Building in Kansas City.
While there, Tabak toured the Cambridge Street site of KU’s cancer center, visiting the blood and marrow transplant unit, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, which is located several miles south of Kansas City in Fairway, Kan.