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Johnson Cancer Research Center Awards $508,000 to K-State Faculty and Students for Research and Training

Wednesday May 2, 2012

Private donations are making a difference for cancer scientists at Kansas State University. And the director of the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center wants to find ways to advance their research even more.

“Saving lives through cancer research isn’t cheap,” said Rob Denell, cancer research center director and university distinguished professor of biology. “And unlike cancer treatment providers, who charge fees to cover their costs, researchers are constantly competing for funds to support their work, the basis for that treatment.”

K-State’s cancer research gets a boost from the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center through the help of private donors who support its mission. With the funds that are raised through private donations, the center offers cancer research faculty and students around $500,000 a year in competitive awards to support innovative research, equipment purchases, mentoring of student researchers and more.

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