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Johnson Cancer Research Center

Welcome

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.

Research
Scientists in 90 laboratories are demystifying cancer.

Education
Students are training to be the next generation of researchers.

Outreach
Cancer information and resources are provided to the public.

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Newsletter
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

Entire Football Season - Coach Bill Snyder & Sunny 102.5 Wildcat Challenge to Tackle Cancer

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

March 27, 2015 - Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards Banquet

March 28, 2015 - Advisory Council Spring Meeting

April 10, 2015 -Pink & Purple Polyester Party

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