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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
K-State veterinary researcher's work featured in science as art exhibition

July 25, 2016 - A cancerous storm is among the nine artistic images in a new exhibition of work by scientists on display in Kansas City, Missouri. "Eye of the Storm" was captured by Annelise Nguyen, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology, through a confocal microscope, and shows where cell-to-cell communication proteins occur in human breast cancer tissue. read more

Get a clue: Biochemist studies fruit fly to understand Parkinson's disease, muscle wasting

June 22, 2016 - The fruit fly may help us be less clueless about human muscle development and Parkinson's disease. Erika Geisbrecht, biochemistry and molecular biophysics, is studying the fruit fly, or Drosophila melanogaster, to understand a gene called clueless, or clu. She and her research team have found a connection between clu and genes that cause Parkinson's disease. read more

Johnson Cancer Research Center provides more than $742,000 for K-State research and training programs

June 16, 2016 - Cancer research at K-State has gotten a large boost from the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center through the help of private donors. read more

Upcoming Events

Sunny 102.5 FM Raise the Roof on-air fundraiser - all day Fri., Sept. 9, live broadcast from McDonald's rooftop to support the Wildcat Challenge to Tackle Cancer

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!

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

Pink Power Luncheon - Fri., Oct. 21, Holiday Inn at the Campus

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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