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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
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

Patented compound kills various human pathogenic fungi, may improve human health

April 29, 2015 - A now-patented substance from two K-State researchers may be an all-purpose solution for stopping fungus. Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology, and Duy Hua, university distinguished professor of chemistry, received a U.S. patent for their invention "Sesquiterpenes for Antifungal Applications." read more

Researchers find 'affinity switch' for proteasome assembly process in cells

March 16, 2015 - Jeroen Roelofs, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, and team, are helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific "molecular machine" inside of cells--a proteasome--is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for neurological diseases, cancers and other disorders. read more

China names chemistry professor accredited international expert, cancer research adviser

Feb. 25, 2015 - China is honoring K-State cancer researcher Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry, and enlisting his expertise on methods of early cancer detection. read more

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