Source: Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705, marcia@k-state.edu
Media advisory prepared by: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-1543, ebarcomb@k-state.edu

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dr. Roy Jensen coming to campus to discuss KU's National Cancer Institute designation and how it benefits Kansas State University

MANHATTAN -- The University of Kansas Cancer Center director is coming to Kansas State University to discuss KU’s recent National Cancer Institute designation.

Dr. Roy Jensen will visit Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Jensen will discuss the benefits of KU’s National Cancer Institute designation to Midwest Cancer Alliance members like the Johnson Cancer Research Center. Benefits include additional opportunities for KU and Kansas State to collaborate on cancer research.

The cancer research center is in the northeast corner of Chalmers Hall, near the intersection of Claflin Road and 17th Street. Parking is available south of Chalmers Hall. Media who need a parking permit can contact the Division of Communications and Marketing at 785-532-2535 or vpcm@k-state.edu.

Kansas State University is a Partner’s Advisory Board member in the Midwest Cancer Alliance, a membership-based organization of 17 hospitals, research institutions, and health care organizations across Kansas and western Missouri. These institutions are united by the common goal of advancing the quality and reach of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survival in the heartland.