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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

Pink and Purple Polyester Party raises $9,700 for K-State cancer research

May 23, 2017 - Live disco music, retro costumes and decorated bras were the highlights of the sixth annual Pink and Purple Polyester Party April 7. But the main goal of the event was to raise money for cancer research at Kansas State University. The party, which was presented by CivicPlus, experienced its largest attendance to date and raised $9,708 for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. read more

Good news for grilling: Black pepper helps limit cancerous compounds in meat, study shows

May 16, 2017 - A Kansas State University researcher recently discovered that a commonly used spice is a champion at reducing carcinogenic compounds in grilled meats. read more

Undergraduate students study yeast ribosomes to reveal a fundamental process of cancer formation

Apr. 13, 2017 - Outside of commercial brewing, many people see yeast as a pesky annoyance rather than opportunity. Research in Katsura Asano's laboratory at Kansas State University uses these small organisms to help better understand some components of human life — more specifically, what goes wrong in cancerous cells. 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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