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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

Kansas State University contributes to understanding of nanomaterial immunosafety in medicine

Dec. 14, 2017 - A research team that includes scientists and modelers with K-State's Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine and Nanotechnology Innovation Center has studied the inflammatory responses triggered by nanoparticles. read more

A $1.8 million NIH grant to help tiny gene regulator research at K-State

Dec. 13, 2017 - A tiny worm and a $1.8 million NIH grant may help K-State's Dr. Anna Zinovyeva, biology, understand how microRNAs decrease gene activity in animals, which could also help explain how cancers arise. read more

Undergraduate students selected to join Kansas State University cancer research teams

Dec. 7, 2017 - The Johnson Cancer Research Center has selected 33 students to participate in its undergraduate research mentoring and awards program. read more

Upcoming Events

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

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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