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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 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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HPV vaccine expert to present Bascom Lecture Nov. 3 at K-State

Oct. 18, 2016 - A human papillomavirus expert involved in developing HPV diagnostic tests and vaccines will speak at Kansas State University as part of the Johnson Cancer Research Center's George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture Series on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine.

Michael Hagensee will present "HPV vaccination: from laboratory to...bedside?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre. The talk is free and the public is invited. read more

Cancer research at Kansas State University gets boost from Emmy-winning alumnus Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet wearing K-State Fighting for a Cure shirtSept. 22, 2016 - "Modern Family" actor Eric Stonestreet, an alumnus of Kansas State University, has donated $50,000 to the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center to support a promising research project.

"Cancer research is near and dear to my heart because, like so many others, it's touched my life," said Stonestreet, referring to his mother's and other family members' battles with the disease.

Stonestreet's gift will immediately advance collaborative research being done by two chemistry professors to develop a technology to detect cancers at their earliest stages, when they are more likely to be curable. read more

Upcoming Events

Pink Power Luncheon - Fri., Oct. 21, Holiday Inn at the Campus, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine - Thu., Nov. 3, 7 p.m., K-State Student Union Little Theatre. “HPV vaccination: from laboratory to...bedside?” by Michael E. Hagensee, Professor, Section of Infectious Disease, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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