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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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Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo and dinner to benefit university's Johnson Cancer Research Center

July 1, 2015 - The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association's ninth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo will be Friday, July 24, to honor cancer survivors and raise awareness and funds for Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center. read more

Patent awarded to K-State preclinical cancer detection test platform

June 15, 2015 - A U.S. patent has been awarded to a K-State technology that quickly detects the early stages of cancer before physical symptoms ever appear. Stefan H. Bossmann, professor of chemistry; Deryl L. Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology; and Matthew Basel, postdoctoral fellow in anatomy and physiology, developed a nanoplatform technology to detect human cancer cells and tumors in the beginning stages. read more

Moderate exercise may make cancer treatments more effective

May 4, 2015 - K-State's Brad Behnke, assoc. professor of exercise physiology in the kinesiology department, offers encouraging information for cancer patients: regular brisk walks or slow jogs may improve cancer treatments. He and collaborators have shown that moderate exercise on a regular basis enhances tumor oxygenation, which may improve treatments in cancer patients. read more

Upcoming Events

July 24, 2015 - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

Oct. 16, 2015 - Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament

Oct. 17, 2015 - 'Fighting for a Cure' Shirt Day

Oct. 17, 2015 - Tailgate Party in Cat Town

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