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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 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.

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Recent News

Research targeting cancer and more to be presented by K-State students at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Feb. 10, 2017 - Johnson Cancer Research Center awardees Kathlyn Gomendoza and Vaithish Velazhahan are among five undergraduate researchers from Kansas State University who will present their research at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the State Capitol in Topeka. read more

Undergraduate students selected to join Kansas State University cancer research teams

Nov. 16, 2016 - The Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State has selected 47 students to participate in its undergraduate research mentoring and award program. read more

Chapes named interim director of cancer research center

Nov. 4, 2016 - Stephen Keith Chapes has been named the interim director of the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University. Chapes will replace Rob Denell, university distinguished professor of biology, who is retiring after directing the center for 13 years. read more

Upcoming Events

Panda Express Fundraiser with K-State Cancer Fighters - Fri., March 3, 2017, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., K-State Student Union (more details soon)

K-State Open House - Sat., April 1, 2017

Off the Hook Bra Crawl to support Pink & Purple Polyester Party - Tue., March 28, 2017, in downtown Manhattan

Pink & Purple Polyester Party - Fri., April 7, 2017, at K-State Alumni Center

Cancer Research Awards Banquet - Fri., April 21, 2017, at Four Points by Sheraton

Race to Save 2nd Base 5K presented by Downtown Manhattan - Sat., April 22, 2017

Advisory Council Spring Meeting - Sat., April 22, 2017

Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - Sat., May 6, 2017, K-State Manhattan campus

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

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, Manhattan

More info about events