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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 training to be the next generation of researchers.

Cancer information and resources are provided to the public.

Fighting, ever fighting, for a cure!

Coach Snyder holding 2019 shirt

Get the Fighting for a Cure shirt and wear it Oct. 24, 2020, to support cancer research and education at Kansas State University and honor the K-State family's cancer survivors and researchers!

New in 2020—



News & Publications

2020 Conquest Cover


Recent News

Join the fight against cancer: Seventh annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day Oct. 24

Sept. 14, 2020 - Celebrate Kansas State University's fight against cancer with a Fighting for a Cure shirt, and wear it to the home football game, or anywhere, Saturday, Oct. 24, for the seventh annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day. Sweatshirts are a new option this year. read more

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

Upcoming Events

Pink Up the Pace 5K & Honor Walk - Sat., Oct. 17, 2020, in Downtown Manhattan

K-State Fighting for a Cure Day - Sat., Oct. 24, 2020, everywhere

Coach Snyder & 580 WIBW's Wildcat Challenge to Tackle Cancer - throughout football season 

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