Transforming pediatric oncology with the University of Kansas Cancer Center
Children’s Mercy and The University of Kansas Cancer Center are part of a unique collaboration to transform pediatric oncology and make Kansas City a global hub of pediatric research innovation.
Children’s Mercy is recognized by the National Cancer Institute as the pediatric consortium partner of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Stowers Institute for Medical Research became an official consortium member of The University of Kansas Cancer Center in 2012. This partnership offers progress in cutting-edge cancer research to help advance care for children with cancer.
Children’s Mercy and The University of Kansas Cancer announced four first-of-their-kind endowed chair appointments that will help eliminate childhood diseases around the world. The endowed chair positions focus on Genomics, Health Outcomes, Hematological Malignancies and Immunotherapy.
Made possible by $10 million in philanthropic support from four individual donors and four foundations, including unique gift matches from Donald J. Hall and the Hall Family Foundation, these Children’s Mercy leadership positions will have joint University of Kansas (KU) faculty appointments.
The endowed chairs are critical to the institutions’ integrated pediatric research efforts, enhanced clinical care for children, advanced pediatric academic development and a shared goal to save children’s lives in the Kansas City area and across the globe.