the big lift

The Big Lift

Play Media

It weighs more than a 747 and traveled halfway around the world, but the newest life-saving cancer treatment is now at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. When Proton Beam Therapy is ready for patients early next year, it will become only the 39th in the country, and will allow Midwest families access to this treatment without leaving home. The video chronicles the machine’s journey from Belgium to Kansas City, Kansas, and profiles a Kansas family who had to relocate to get this treatment for their little boy. Doctors say it’s the biggest development in cancer treatment in their careers.