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Published on September 05, 2012

LMH joins Midwest Cancer Alliance

Our goal is to make sure Kansans can access the latest advancements in cancer care close to home

LAWRENCE, Kan.—Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is the newest member of the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), a membership-based organization that works to improve cancer care across the state and region by providing access to the latest advancements close to home. The MCA links discoveries in labs at the University of Kansas Medical Center to a network of hospitals and health care organizations to advance the quality and reach of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship methods in Kansas and western Missouri.

LMH President and Chief Executive Officer Gene Meyer said, “In keeping with our ongoing pursuit of excellence and our dedication to serve cancer patients in our area with community-based care, LMH is proud to join this outstanding network. I know our Oncology Center team is committed to working together with the University of Kansas Cancer Center and other members of the MCA to support the advancement of cancer care.”

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is the 17th MCA member. As a member, LMH will be able to expand and enhance cancer care services by:

  • Providing patients access to additional advanced clinical trials, including new trials developed at The University of Kansas Cancer Center,
  • Offering consultation and second opinion services for cancer diagnoses through telemedicine, a technology that connects patient and doctor when distance separates the two, and
  • Expanding continuing professional education and access to an established network of cancer professionals in the region.

“Our goal is to make sure Kansans can access the latest advancements in cancer care close to home,” said Gary Doolittle, medical director of the Midwest Cancer Alliance. “Lawrence Memorial Hospital shares this goal and we are excited to welcome them to the network.”

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About the Midwest Cancer Alliance: The Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) brings innovative clinical trials, the latest prevention and screening tools and continuing education opportunities throughout the region in an effort to provide access to the latest advancements close to home. The MCA is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

About the Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital: The Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) provides advanced cancer treatments in a safe, caring and private environment that’s close to home. The Center’s team approach involves a network of specialists working closely with individuals, families, primary care providers and each other to deliver personalized treatment plans and additional support. In addition to standard cancer treatment options, the Oncology Center at LMH offers more than 150 cancer research trials, all approved by the National Cancer Institute.

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