A Community Commitment

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Leading the way to a better future

Groundbreaking research, therapeutic treatments and life-changing cures are possible when a community embraces a vision of building a better future. KU's new Clinical Research Center, which will offer early-phase cancer trials and other clinical research studies, is the culmination of that kind of caring community commitment.


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The residents of Johnson County championed this project in 2008 with the approval of a 1/8th-cent sales tax for research and education, a defining decision that will improve the lives of generations to come.

The tax is projected to raise $15 million a year for a three-pronged venture called the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle (JCERT). Each of three university-backed projects, which aim to advance research, science, education and technology, will boost the Kansas City area's reputation as a leader in the life-science and biomedical fields.


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Last modified: May 07, 2013
About the Clinical Research Center

Clinical trials and research studies at the Clinical Research Center will be conducted by:

• KU Cancer Center is working toward a world without cancer, through world-class research and patient care.

• KU Alzheimer's Disease Center has garnered international acclaim for its research and received national designation as an Alzheimer's Disease Center.

• Frontiers is a clinical and translational research organization that aims to bring scientific discoveries to the community faster.

• Midwest Cancer Alliance links discoveries made at the KU Cancer Center to a network of hospitals to provide access to the latest advancements close to home.

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