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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 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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Pink and Purple Polyester Party raises $8,300 for Kansas State University cancer research

May 26, 2016 - Live disco and decorated bras were the highlight of the Pink and Purple Polyester Party April 22, but the real purpose of the event was to support cancer research at Kansas State University. The party, which was presented by CivicPlus, raised $8,300 for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. read more

Inaugural Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight raises more than $1,000 for Kansas State University cancer research

May 19, 2016 - Nearly 100 participants took part in the inaugural Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight on May 7 in Manhattan, a fundraiser for Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center. The 5K race and 1.5-mile fun walk was presented by Walk Kansas, a statewide health initiative organized by K-State Research and Extension. The event raised $1,025 for the cancer research center. read more

Flossie E. West Trust of Augusta funds groundbreaking cancer research at Kansas State University

May 9, 2016 (from Butler County Times-Gazette) - The Flossie E. West Trust of Augusta has given a gift of $59,500 to support cancer research at the Johnson Cancer Research Center of Kansas State University. Dr. Annelise Nguyen, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is using the funds in her research to find improved ways to treat breast cancer. She and another K-State professor have patented a method that improves cell communications, improving the passage of chemotherapy drugs from one cell to the next. This would decrease drug dosage levels and make cancer cells less resistant to drugs. read more

Pond scum and the gene pool: One critical gene in green algae responsible for multicellular evolution, understanding of cancer origin

May 5, 2016 - K-State biologists are skimming pond scum for clues of multicellular evolution and the possible origin of cancer. Brad Olson, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, and an international team of researchers found a single gene is responsible for the evolution of multicellular organisms. While looking for what caused single-celled organisms to evolve into multicellular organisms, they discovered the importance of a single gene, retinoblastoma, or RB, which is known for being defective in cancer patients. read more

Upcoming Events

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 Shirt Day - Sat., Oct. 8. NEW SHIRT DESIGN!

JCRC Tailgate Party in Cat Town - Sat., Oct. 8, at Cat Town, Bill Snyder Family Stadium south end of west parking lot

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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