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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

HPV vaccine expert to present Bascom Lecture March 12

Feb. 22, 2018 - An obstetrician-gynecologist and HPV vaccine expert from the University of Kansas Medical Center will speak at K-State as part of the Johnson Cancer Research Center's George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture Series on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine. Kevin Ault will present "HPV Vaccine: A Missed Opportunity for Cancer Prevention" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the K-State Student Union's Cottonwood Room. read more

National Institutes of Health funds cancer-related research at Kansas State University

Feb. 21, 2018 - Tackling lung cancer with development of a minimally invasive treatment option is the goal of Punit Prakash, asst. prof. of electrical and computer engineering, and other researchers from K-State's colleges of Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, along with industry partner, Broncus Medical, San Jose, California. read more

Gates Cambridge selects first Kansas State University student for international scholarship

Feb. 21, 2018 - K-State's Vaithish Velazhahan, senior in microbiology, medical biochemistry and pre-medicine, Manhattan, is receiving the 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The three-time JCRC undergraduate Cancer Research Awardee is one of 35 U.S. students to receive the scholarship, established by Bill and Melinda Gates to cover the cost of studying at Cambridge while pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree. read more

College of Veterinary Medicine establishes Center of Excellence for Translational and Comparative Oncology Research at Kansas State University

Jan. 23, 2018 - The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has a new center of excellence that is focusing on improving the diagnosis, management and treatment of both human and animal cancer. It was established in late 2017 through start-up funding from the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center and support from the College of Veterinary Medicine. read more

Upcoming Events

Bascom Lecture "The HPV Vaccine: A Missed Opportunity for Cancer Prevention" - March 12, 2018, 7 p.m., K-State Union, Cottonwood Room

Translational and Comparative Oncology Research Symposium - March 17, 2018, at K-State Student Union, sponsored by K-State CETCOR

Off the Hook Bra Crawl - Tue., Mar. 20, 2017, 5:30-8:30, Downtown Manhattan restaurants

Hope for a Cure Paint & Sip by Uncorked Inspiration - Sun., March 25, 2018, 4 p.m., at Iron Clad Coworking MHK, 407 Poyntz Ave., Manh. Co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan, Inc.

Pink Up the Pace by Downtown Manhattan, Inc. - Sat. March 31, 2018, 8 a.m.

Pink & Purple Polyester Party - Fri., April 6, 2018, K-State Alumni Center

K-State Open House - Sat., April 7, 2018. Visit our center, 1 Chalmers Hall, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn about K-State cancer research and see a nearby affiliated laboratory.

Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards Banquet - Fri., April 13, 2018, Four Points by Sheraton

Spring Advisory Council Meeting - Sat., April 14, 2018, Johnson Cancer Research Center

Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - Sat., May 5, 2018, Johnson Cancer Research Center 

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