Oncology Partnership expands Cancer Services to Next Level
The University of Kansas Cancer Center in partnership with The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus leverages the expertise from the health system to support research, clinical quality, and best practices in oncology. The partnership brings more access to clinical trials, technology and cancer care expertise to Topeka.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center has been supporting the oncology program on the St. Francis Campus since 2019. An expanded partnership in 2021 has taken that support to a new level. Patients in Topeka and surrounding areas now have:
Cancer care provided in Topeka, with access to oncology expertise at The University of Kansas Cancer Center in Kansas City, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in in the region and just 1 of 53 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.
Greater access to clinical trials as a Masonic Cancer Alliance Major Clinical Research Partner.
Access to disease-site specific cancer experts through multidisciplinary cancer conferences.
Oncology expertise focused on nationally recognized safety and clinical outcomes.
Support services teams in Topeka and Kansas City, including radiology, lab and pathology, clinical research, nursing, quality, and pharmacy, can now share clinical best practices to ensure patients always receive the highest quality community cancer care.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center at St. Francis Campus has invested in several major cancer care updates on the St. Francis Campus, including a new linear accelerator, a new PET CT scanner and remodeling the radiation oncology department.
“Through this partnership, we’re able to have bring state-of-the-art technology to the St. Francis Campus,” says Shalina Gupta-Burt, MD, medical director for the department of Radiation Oncology at the St Francis Campus. “Thanks to this new partnership, patients can continue to receive the high-quality, personalized care they expect from the team here with even more advanced care options. We’re also more connected to the team in Kansas City, so patients have streamlined access to specialists and even more advanced care when they need it.
Cancer Center Services and Amenities
Clinical research trials
Cancer care programs
Social work services
Free valet parking (located at hospital Entry B)
For more information about our cancer services, please call 785-295-7800.
Adrian A. Caracioni, MD Medical Oncology, Hematology
Osama Diab, MD Hematology, Medical Oncology
Shalina Gupta-Burt, MD Radiation Oncology
Manidhar Lekkala, MD Hematology, Medical Oncology
Jay Shiao, MD Radiation Oncology
Crystal Clark, APRN Radiation Oncology
Amy S. Greenfield, APRN Hematology, Medical Oncology
Kristi M. Sloan, APRN Hematology, Medical Oncology