Cancer Center


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


  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • PET/CT imaging
  • Diagnostic CT
  • Laboratory testing
  • Genetic testing/counseling
  • Financial counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical research trials
  • Cancer care programs
  • Palliative care
  • Nutrition services
  • Social work services


  • Free valet parking (located at hospital Entry B)
  • Wheelchair assistance
  • Wi-Fi

For more information about our cancer services, please call 785-295-7800.

For more information about our cancer clinical trials, click here.


Y. Shirley Butler-Xu, MD
Radiation Oncology

Adrian A. Caracioni, MD
Medical Oncology, Hematology

Osama Diab, MD
Hematology, Medical 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

Shelby Moe, LMSW, OSW-C

Shelby Moe, LMSW, OSW-C
Oncology Social Worker

Brooke Osterhaus, RN, BSN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator