Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen is a Republican Kansas State Senator from the 8th District. She was first elected to the Kansas House in 1988 and then to the Kansas Senate in 2000. In March of 2005, Allen was informed that she had breast cancer. Unable to be treated in Kansas, Allen sought treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. After, twelve rounds of chemotherapy, thirty-three radiation treatments, and surgery, doctors said that they can’t detect cancer in Allen.

2 Responses

  1. Just curious — why wasn’t Allen able to be treated in her home state?

  2. I believe she was part of a clinical trial. Being a relatively public personality I have not read a lot about the details of her process.

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