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Johnson Cancer Research Center

Learn more about K-State's bold new vision to become an NCI-Designated Basic Laboratory Cancer Center.


The fight starts here! From nanoparticles and stem cells to antioxidants and drug discovery, Kansas State University faculty are conducting the basic and translational cancer research that leads to improved prevention, diagnostics and treatments, as well as training future scientists.

Scientists in 100 labs are demystifying cancer from many angles.

Students are training to be the next generation of researchers.

Cancer information and resources are provided to the public.

News & Communications

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Recent News

K-State Biology Professor helps U.S. military fight cancer

Aug. 1, 2017 - One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, and military personnel and their families are affected at a greater rate, according to K-State biology researcher Nick Wallace, who aims to understand whether HPV vaccines could help prevent skin cancer. read more

Johnson Cancer Research Center provides half-million dollars for K-State research and education

June 6, 2017 - Cancer research at K-State has gotten a large boost from the Johnson Cancer Research Center through the help of private donors. Funds raised allow the center to provide faculty and students hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in competitive awards supporting innovative cancer research, equipment purchases, mentoring of student researchers and more. read more

Upcoming Events

Purple Power Play - Selling our Fighting for a Cure shirts at Sunny 102.5 FM's tent at 5-8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2017

Chipotle Fundraiser organized by K-State Cancer Fighters - 5-9 p.m. Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 606 N Manhattan Ave., Manh.

Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness - Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, Holiday Inn at the Campus, Manh.

K-State Fighting for a Cure (Shirt) Day - Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, everywhere

Tailgate Party in Cat Town - Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament - Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manh.

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