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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!

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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.

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Recent News

K-State cancer research team receives $2 million from NSF to develop better treatments for glioblastoma and other cancers

Oct. 30, 2019 - K-State researchers, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, have received $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program to conduct fundamental studies on new treatments for glioblastoma and other cancers. read more

Toxicology society recognizes K-State cancer researcher with Doull award

Oct. 1, 2019 - Annelise Nguyen, assoc. prof. of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, was presented the Central States Chapter of the Society of Toxicology's prestigious John Doull Award in recognition of her contributions to the discipline of toxicology and to the chapter. Nguyen's research has focused on breast cancer and garnered four patented technologies. 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

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