1. K-State home
  2. »Johnson Cancer Research Center

Johnson Cancer Research Center

Due to COVID-19, we have limited office staffing. The best way to communicate with us now is by emailing our staff members directly or our center’s general email address, cancerresearch@ksu.edu


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 nearly 100 labs are demystifying cancer from many angles.

Students are in training to become the next generation of scientists.

Information and resources are helping the public understand and fight cancer.

News & Publications

Conquest magazine

2020 Conquest Cover


Recent News

Johnson Cancer Research Center selects 22 students for research training awards

Dec. 7, 2020 - The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University has selected 22 students to participate in its undergraduate research mentoring and award program, which promotes student participation in laboratory research and encourages students to consider careers in cancer research and medicine early on while they are still deciding what academic and professional paths to take. read more

Biology faculty members earn NSF award to study cell movement during development

Nov. 10, 2020 - Jocelyn McDonald, associate professor in biology, received a $938,885 award from the National Science Foundation to support her research on the "Coordination of collective cell migration in complex tissues."  Brad Olson, assoc. prof. in biology, is a co-principal investigator. The award will also support workshops for junior and senior high school girls to learn about nature and science, and engineering students to design and make a device to alter tissues and study the impact on cell movement. read more

K-State radon expert honored with lifetime achievement award

Nov. 10, 2020 - Bruce Snead, director of Engineering Extension in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Mentorship from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists. read more

more news

Upcoming Events

All events could change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pink Up the Pace 5K - April 24, 2021, Downtown Manhattan

Upcoming Events page