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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 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

Enjoy fitness and support K-State cancer research at Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and fun walk on May 6

Apr. 14, 2017 - Walk Kansas, a statewide health initiative presented by K-State Research and Extension, will hold its second Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and 1.5-mile fun walk Saturday, May 6, to benefit the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University. It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants. 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

Doctoral student's research on 'good' virus may one day help with treating bad diseases

Mar. 28, 2017 - A K-State doctoral student in biology has uncovered some key findings about vaccinia, a virus that can take on other viruses' traits. Vaccinia could become a tool for vaccine development and cancer therapy. read more

K-State researcher collaborates on aerosol-based treatment for lung cancer

Mar. 10, 2017 - Lung cancer patients may one day be able to breathe a sigh of relief because of a new potential treatment for the disease. K-State's Masaaki Tamura is collaborating on a National Institutes of Health-funded research project for a therapeutic compound that would be administered directly to the lungs in aerosol form. read more

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Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - Sat., May 6, 2017, K-State Manhattan campus

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