Kan. cancer center honors state Senate president

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Cancer Center has given a newly created leadership award to cancer survivor and state Senate President Susan Wagle.

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Cancer Center Director Roy Jensen presented the award to Wagle on Wednesday at the Statehouse.

The center in Kansas City, Kan., established the award after being designated as a National Cancer Institute facility. The award will be bestowed annually.

The NCI designation means the Kansas center can offer treatments not available at facilities without the designation.

The center is honoring Wagle for supporting cancer research and cancer patients as a legislator.

But the Wichita Republican also has twice overcome lymphoma, and her youngest son was treated for leukemia.

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