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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 Snyder holding 2019 shirt

Get the 2019 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

Or, if you want to skip the shirt but support the Fighting for a Cure campaign, you can donate here and have your gift doubled by an anonymous donor! The Fall 2019 campaign will support K-State's Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

News & Publications

2019 Conquest cover


Recent News

Pink Power Luncheon to feature KU Cancer Center director of survivorship Oct. 11

Sept. 19, 2019 - The 10th annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The public is invited to this free event, but reservations are required by Oct. 4. read more

K-State chemistry team's nanomedicine research featured by Advanced Science News

Sept. 11, 2019 - [Kansas State University scientists are developing] Nanoparticle-based gadolinium contrast agents to improve the safety of MRIs. read "Making MRIs Safer" in Advanced Science News

K-State celebrating sixth annual Fighting for a Cure Day Oct. 5

Aug. 26, 2019 - Celebrate and support K-State's fight against cancer with a Fighting for a Cure shirt, and wear it to the home football game, or anywhere, Saturday, Oct. 5, for the sixth annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day.  read more

Upcoming Events

Fighting for a Cure Shirt-Selling Events in the Union - 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tue. & Thu., Sept. 24 & 26

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

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

Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness - Fri., Oct. 11, Holiday Inn at the Campus

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

Brad Heyka Memorial Golf Tournament - Fri., Oct. 25, Colbert Hills, Manhattan (download brochure)

MHK Girls Pint Out's Halloween Benefit Bash - Sat., Oct. 26, Bluemont Hotel, Manhattan

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