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Johnson Cancer Research Center


To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we have limited operations and are working remotely for possibly up to eight weeks or longer. 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 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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Get the Fighting for a Cure shirt to support cancer research and education at Kansas State University and honor the K-State family's cancer survivors and researchers! Thanks for your support! #HelpKStateFightCancer




News & Publications

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Recent News

New research improves understanding of nanomedicine for cancer treatment

March 17, 2020 - A study by K-State researchers Yi-Hsien Cheng and Zhoumeng Lin, postdoctoral researcher and assistant professor, respectively, in anatomy and physiology, reports current progress and limitations of nanoparticle-based drug formulations to treat cancer. The study, "Meta-analysis of nanoparticle delivery to tumors using a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling and simulation approach," was published in the journal ACS Nano (American Chemical Society). read more

Upcoming Events

CANCELEDCancer Research Awards Banquet - originally scheduled for Fri., April 17, is canceled. A 'virtual banquet' webpage is being created, and will be shared when ready.

VIRTUAL Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - A VIRTUAL EVENT IS BEING PLANNED. - Sat., May 2, 2020. More details coming soon.

Bill Snyder Highway Half-Marathon & 5K - Sat., May 23, 2020

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

More events & details