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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 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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Recent News

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo supports K-State cancer research

July 10, 2017 - The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association's 11th annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Manhattan. The event honors cancer survivors and raises awareness and funds for K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center. read more

Johnson Cancer Research Center provides half-million dollars for K-State research and education

June 6, 2017 - Cancer research at K-State has gotten a large boost from the Johnson Cancer Research Center through the help of private donors. Funds raised allow the center to provide faculty and students hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in competitive awards supporting innovative cancer research, equipment purchases, mentoring of student researchers and more. read more

K-State Biology student studying baculovirus receives national research fellowship

May 26, 2017 - The American Society for Microbiology has awarded an ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship to Kathlyn Gomendoza, senior in biology. She will use the fellowship to study baculovirus, which is used as a vector of vaccines against human papillomavirus and influenza virus and is under study as a potential vector for therapeutic cancer vaccines. read more

Upcoming Events

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo - Fri., July 28, 2017, Wells Arena, CiCo Park, Manhattan

K-State Fighting for a Cure (Shirt) Day - Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Tailgate Party in Cat Town - Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament - Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manhattan

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