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Johnson Cancer Research Center

Due to COVID-19, we have limited operations and are working remotely for an undetermined amount of time. 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 training to be the next generation of researchers.

Cancer information and resources are provided to the public.

Fighting, ever fighting, for a cure!

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News & Publications

2020 Conquest Cover


Recent News

Johnson Cancer Research Center provides nearly $600,000 for research, education

June 3, 2020 - Private donations helped the Johnson Cancer Research Center award $585,832 to support cancer research and training at Kansas State University in fiscal year 2020.  read more

K-State researcher develops cell-based MRI contrast agent for efficient cancer diagnosis

May 14, 2020 - Santosh Aryal, assistant professor of chemistry, and team have developed a cell-based magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, contrast agent that can efficiently light up a tumor area, providing crucial diagnostic information for cancer therapy, more safely than the currently used agent that's based on gadolinium metal. Chemistry graduate student Sagar Rayamajhi was lead author on the study published in two Royal Society of Chemistry journals.  read more

Biologist receives national funding for cervical cancer research

May 7, 2020 - More than half a million cervical cancers are diagnosed worldwide each year. Although most of them can be treated effectively with a drug called Cisplatin, some are resistant to it. Nicholas Wallace, assistant professor in biology, has received a $454,466 National Cancer Institute grant to study Cisplatin-resistant cervical cancers.  read more

Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19, all dates are subject to change or cancellation.

You'll Never Run Alone 5K - Sun., Aug. 9, 2020

Bill Snyder Highway Half-Marathon & 5K - Rescheduled to Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 7, 2020

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament - CANCELED

K-State Fighting for a Cure Day - Sat., Oct. 10, 2020

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