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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 90 laboratories 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 Supports Johnson Cancer Research Center

March 25, 2015 - (From College of Arts & Sciences News blog) Got a favorite fringed macramé vest? A perfect pair of white, patent-leather, platform boots? It’s time to dig them out, because the Pink and Purple Polyester Party is coming to Manhattan this April. The party, in addition to being a fun time, is one of several community fundraisers that supports K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center. read more

Researchers find 'affinity switch' for proteasome assembly process in cells

March 16, 2015 - Jeroen Roelofs, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, and team, are helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific "molecular machine" inside of cells--a proteasome--is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for neurological diseases, cancers and other disorders. read more

Johnson Cancer Research Center hosts PBS cancer documentary screening, community resource fair March 28

March 12, 2015 - K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center will host a preview screening of the PBS documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the auditorium of the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave. The event, cosponsored by KTWU PBS in Topeka, will begin with an informational fair featuring local cancer-related agencies and organizations, followed by the one-hour film preview. The public is invited and admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. read more

China names chemistry professor accredited international expert, cancer research adviser

Feb. 25, 2015 - China is honoring K-State cancer researcher Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry, and enlisting his expertise on methods of early cancer detection. read more

Upcoming Events

March 27, 2015 - Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards Banquet

March 28, 2015 - Advisory Council Spring Meeting

March 28, 2015 - PBS Cancer Documentary Screening & Resource Fair, with KTWU 11

April 10, 2015Pink & Purple Polyester Party

April 15, 2015 - K-State Alumni Fellow and JCRC advisory council member Dr. Bob Kinders to present biology seminar (details coming soon)

July 12, 2015 - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner

July 24, 2015 - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

More info about events