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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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K-State researchers develop cell line to study obesity, other diseases

Nov. 24, 2015 - Dr. S. Keith Chapes, biology, and Dr. Tonatiuh Melgarejo, human nutrition, and team have created a cell line that can be used in studies aimed at understanding obesity (which raises cancer risk) and other diseases in humans, a discovery that has caught the attention of a Canadian company that markets innovative work in the life sciences. read more

Researchers showcase biomaterial invention at Smithsonian Innovation Festival

Oct. 2, 2015 - Dr. Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun, grain science and industry and biological and agricultural engineering, demonstrated her patented PepGel, a biomaterial with special properties, at the annual Smithsonian Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C. Dr. T. Annelise Nguyen, toxicology, also attended, and shared applications of the groundbreaking biomaterial, such as using it to grow cells for cancer research. read more

Clinical Oncology and Clinical Trial Opportunities in Greater Kansas City

Oct. 1, 2015 - The veterinary oncologists from K-State, University of Missouri and the Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center are combining efforts to offer a program on clinical oncology and clinical trial opportunities in the Greater Kansas City region. The presentation will provide one hour of approved CE credit. read more

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Upcoming Events

Cancer Fighters 50/50 Fundraiser Raffle - Mon.-Thu., Feb. 8-11. Chances sold for $2/ticket or $5/3 tickets on Union Terrace near Bosco Plaza 11-2:00 Mon., Tue. & Wed., and in Derby Dining Center 4:30-6:00 Thu. Drawing and winner announcement will be Friday.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser - Mon., April 4, 11 a.m.-midnight. K-State Cancer Fighters club will host fundraiser at BWW in Aggieville.

Cancer Research Awards Banquet - Fri., April 8

JCRC Advisory Council Meeting - Sat., April 9

K-State Open House - Sat., April 16

Pink & Purple Polyester Party - Fri., April 22, 7-11:30 p.m., K-State Alumni Center

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.

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