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Johnson Cancer Research 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 90 laboratories are demystifying cancer.

Students are training to be the next generation of researchers.

Cancer information and resources are provided to the public.

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Oct. 4 K-State Fighting for a Cure shirt day building steam

Sept. 19, 2014 - Kansas State University fans are encouraged to show their pride in the university's fight against cancer and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing the K-State Fighting for a Cure shirt to the home football game and elsewhere on Oct. 4.

First lady of K-State football Sharon Snyder, university president and first lady Kirk and Noel Schulz, and many others will participate in the celebration. Hundreds of shirts have been sold in the past few weeks. read more

A.D. John Currie includes Johnson Cancer Research Center in his Chillin' 4 Charity challenge

July 15, 2014 - K-State Athletics Director John Currie accepted the Chillin' 4 Charity challenge (video), allowing ice water to be dumped over his head...to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. He raised the bar by making an extra gift to K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center.  read more

Radiation able to be securely stored in nontoxic molecule

Apr. 2, 2014 - John M. Tomich and partnering researchers have developed microscopic "bubbles" that are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit radiation for treating tumors.  K-State news release, KAKE TV news segment, May 13, 2014

Upcoming Events

Entire Football Season - Coach Bill Snyder & Sunny 102.5 Wildcat Challenge to Tackle Cancer

Fri., Oct. 3, 2014 - Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament, 1 p.m., Manhattan Country Club, Manh., Kan.

Fri. Oct. 3, 2014 - Sunny 102.5/McDonald's Raise the Roof live broadcast fundraiser, all day, 4th St. McDonald's rooftop

Sat. Oct. 4, 2014 - 'Fighting for a Cure' Shirt Day

Sat. Oct. 4, 2014 - Tailgate Party in Cat Town!

Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 - Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture by Mitchell Turker, Prof. of Molecular and Medical Genetics

Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 - Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness (reservations required)

More info about events

 Help K-State fight cancer!
Get the shirt.
Wear it October 4.

Fighting for a Cure T-Shirt