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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

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Recent News

Johnson Cancer Research Center provides $345,042  for research and education

May 22, 2019 - Cancer research at Kansas State University has gotten a large boost from donations made to the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Private donations to the center allow it to provide faculty and students hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in competitive awards to support innovative cancer research, laboratory equipment purchases, mentoring of student researchers and more.  read more

A big step in cancer detection: K-State scientists develop device that detects diseases at their earliest stages

From Summer 2019 "Good for K-State" magazine, published by KSU Foundation

Imagine going to your doctor’s office for your annual checkup, where a simple and affordable blood test tells you in less than an hour if you have a type of cancer [or ...]. Drs. Stefan Bossmann and Chris Culbertson, both K-State professors and researchers, have developed a device that does just that.

The prototype of their device, made possible through a $50,000 gift from a donor (actor and alum Eric Stonestreet), can detect many different types of cancers [...] before symptoms occur.  read more

Upcoming Events

You'll Never Run Alone 5K in memory of Frank Alonso, benefiting K-State's Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research - Sun., Aug. 18, Manhattan

K-State Fighting for a Cure Day - Oct. 5, everywhere

JCRC Tailgate Party in Cat Town - Oct. 5, Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament - Oct. 18, Colbert Hills, Manhattan

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A Big Step in Cancer Detection


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