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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.

Fighting for a Cure Shirts & Hat

Coach Bill Snyder holding up Fighting for a Cure shirtJoin Coach Snyder and many others in celebrating K-State's fight against cancer with a Fighting for a Cure shirt or hat!   #HelpKStateFightCancer

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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

Ride for a Cure charity motorcycle ride to raise money for K-State cancer research

June 23, 2022 - Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to Ride for a Cure to raise money for cancer research and education at Kansas State University. The multi-week motorcycle riding challenge starts Aug. 1 and culminates in a celebration event Sept. 17.  read more

Former K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson rallies support for university's cancer research

May 25, 2022 - Miami Dolphins quarterback Skylar Thompson's goal for his last year at Kansas State University was to finish on a high note — and not just in football. He wanted to positively impact people by supporting cancer research at the university he loves.  read more

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

Upcoming Events


Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo - July 22, CiCo Park, Manhattan

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

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

Bascom Lecture - Sept. 15, Prescott Deininger, PhD, Director of Tulane Cancer Center. More info coming soon!

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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