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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

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News & Publications

2019 Conquest cover


Recent News

Three undergraduate researchers selected as Goldwater scholars

May 16, 2019 - Three K-State undergraduate student researchers are among the 2019 national Barry M. Goldwater scholars. All three work with Johnson Cancer Research Center affiliated research teams. Erianna Basgall, junior in biochemistry, Ellis; Mackenzie Thornton, junior in microbiology and pre-medicine, Leawood; and Gabrielle Phillips, senior in chemical engineering, Wichita; have received the prestigious Goldwater scholarship. read more

JCRC research affiliate Stefan Bossmann, and others, named University Distinguished Professor

May 1, 2019 - Kansas State University has named five professors as 2019 university distinguished professors, the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty members. Stefan Bossmann, cancer research affiliate in chemistry, is one of the professors receiving this lifetime distinction. read more

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

Upcoming Events

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

You'll Never Run Alone 5K honoring Frank Alonso and supporting K-State's Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research - Aug. 17, Manhattan

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