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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 nearly 100 labs 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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Professors’ research shows moderate exercise may help cancer treatments (K-State Collegian)

April 26, 2016 - Two K-State professors’ research has shown that moderate exercise can increase the effectiveness of cancer treatments. One of the professors, Brad Behnke, associate professor of exercise physiology, said the main focus of his research is how exercise can increase oxygenation to a tumor to permanently alter its environment. read more

A real Peter Rabbit tale: K-State biologists find key to myxoma virus/rabbit coevolution

April 5, 2016 - A naturally-occurring mutation in a rabbit-specific virus—related to the smallpox virus—weakens the virus and may give insight to understanding pathogen evolution, according to a K-State study by Dr. Stefan Rothenburg, biology, and team. Their work includes modifying myxoma virus to enhance its oncolytic activity and to expand the spectrum of cancer forms that can be destroyed by it. read more

K-State part of $317 million research partnership initiative with Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Department of Defense and others

April 5, 2016 - A multidisciplinary team from K-State (including cancer research affiliate Dr. Jooyoun Kim, apparel, textiles & interior design) will be part of a public-private partnership seeking technological revolutions in fibers and textiles that will have a significant impact on national defense, human health and safety. read more


Upcoming Events

Walk Kansas 5K For the Fight - Sat., May 7, 10 a.m., Manhattan campus

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo - Fri., July 22, 8 p.m., Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Manhattan, Kan.

Advisory Council Fall Meeting - Sat., Oct. 1

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament - Fri., Oct. 7, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Colbert Hills Golf Course

K-State Fighting for a Cure Day & JCRC Tailgate Party in Cat Town - Sat., Oct. 8. NEW SHIRT DESIGN IN 2016!

George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine - Thu., Nov. 3, Michael E. Hagensee, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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