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Johnson Cancer Research Center


The fight starts here! Kansas State University faculty and students conduct basic and translational cancer research that leads to improved prevention, diagnostics and treatments.

85 multidisciplinary research teams demystify cancer from many angles.

Students are trained to be the next generation of scientists.

Information and resources help people understand and fight cancer.

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News & Publications

Conquest magazines

2022 issueCover of 2022 Conquest


K-State Seek magazine's cancer research feature

Angles of attack: Fighting cancer with interdisciplinary science

Seek spring 2022 pages 16-17



Recent News

Johnson Cancer Research Center presents $212,452 in student awards at annual banquet

May 13, 2022 - The Johnson Cancer Research Center presented student Cancer Research Awards at its annual awards banquet April 22. Travel and heart research award recipients also were recognized at the banquet, along with the donors who made all the awards possible.  read more

'It's my whole life': Skylar Thompson hosts fundraiser in memory of mother, grandfather

April 25, 2022 - from K-State Collegian - K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson and his family partnered with Goolsby’s last weekend to host the fundraising event, “A Night With Skylar Thompson.” Fans and donors bought tickets for dinner, drinks, live music and entertainment and participated in a silent auction. All proceeds benefit K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Thompson’s mother and grandfather died of cancer when he was young.  read more

K-State biochemistry student presents cancer research at national meeting

April 7, 2022 - Carson Gido, junior in biochemistry and molecular biophysicsManhattan, gave a poster presentation at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting, attended by some of the most respected scientists in his field.  read more

Upcoming Events

Bill Snyder Highway Half-Marathon & 5K - Sat., May 21, Manhattan

You'll Never Run Alone 5K - Sat., July 23, Anneberg Park, Manhattan

Country Jam in the Flint Hills: A Live Concert by Nashville recording artist Craig Campbell - Aug. 20, Alma, Kan.

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament - Sept. 16, Colbert Hills, Manhattan

Ride for a Cure motorcycle riding event - Ride anywhere Aug. 1 - Sept. 17 | Celebration Event Sept. 17, Midwest Dream Car Collection, Manhattan


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