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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.

Annual Conquest magazine
Patent could pave way to treatments of heart disease and cancer

Dec. 18, 2014 - A K-State research team led by Sherry Fleming, biology, and John Tomich, biochemistry, received a patent for its use of a peptide that prevents tissue damage. Their work could lead to new ways to treat both tissue damaged by heart attack or stroke, and cancer. read more

46 undergraduate students selected to join Kansas State University cancer research teams
Dec. 11, 2014 - The center has selected 46 undergraduate students to participate in cancer research mentoring and award program. read more
Cancer prevalent in pets but treatable, says K-State veterinary oncologist

Dec. 3, 2014 - About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. K-State's Mary Lynn Higginbotham, oncology (Vet Med), says it may be treatable and doesn't have to be a life-limiting disease. read more

Patent awarded for synthetic compounds with cancer treatment and other medical applications

Dec. 1, 2014 - A patent was issued for synthetic compounds developed at K-State that could be used to treat cancer and other diseases. The compounds, called quinolines, can restart communication between cells in the body, restoring normal function. read more

Upcoming Events

January 27, 2015 - Undergraduate Cancer Research Orientation, 5-7 p.m., at the center, 1 Chalmers Hall

March 1, 2015 - Spring Award Applications due

March 27, 2015 - Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards Banquet

March 28, 2015 - Advisory Council Spring Meeting

March 28, 2015 - Screening event for PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, 2-4 p.m., Manhattan Public Library, with KTWU

April 10, 2015 - Pink & Purple Polyester Party

April 13, 2015 - Seminar: Cancer Stem Cells: A Queen Bee to Target by Dr. Shrikant Anant, University of Kansas Cancer Center, 12 noon, Johnson Cancer Research Center

July 24, 2015 - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

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