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Johnson Cancer Research Center


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!

Coach Bill Snyder holding Fighting for a Cure shirt 2018

Get the Bill Snyder commemorative 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

Conquest 2018 magazine cover


Recent News

K-State doctoral student in cancer research receives award for Capitol event poster presentation

March 12, 2019 - Two Kansas State University graduate students—Obdulia Covarrubias Zambrano, doctoral student in chemistry, Liberal, and Ana Stoian, doctoral student in pathobiology, Romania—received statewide recognition for their Kansas-related research at the 16th Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Feb. 27, at the State Capitol in Topeka. read more

Eighth annual disco party to support Kansas State University cancer research April 5

March 6, 2019 - Dig out your bell-bottoms and platform shoes and disco for a cure at the eighth annual Polyester Party presented by CivicPlus at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Anderson Ave. The party benefits Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center. read more

Study identifies two proteins that suppress tumor growth in fruit flies, suggests similar effect on human cancers

Jan. 30, 2019 - The concept sounds simple, but understanding the process has been elusive: Cut off the nutrient supply to suppress the growth of tumors. Researchers at Kansas State University are exploring this concept by studying the behaviors of specific proteins in fruit flies that have known counterparts in humans. read more

Upcoming Events

Off the Hook Bra Crawl - March 26, Downtown Manhattan

Polyester Party - April 5, K-State Alumni Center

Pink Up the Pace 5K & 1-Mile Honor Walk - April 13, Downtown Manhattan

Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - May 4, Johnson Cancer Research Center, Manhattan

Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon & 5K - May 25, Manhattan

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Learn more about K-State's bold new vision to become an NCI-Designated Basic Laboratory Cancer Center.