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K-State Cancer Research Week

K-State Cancer Research Week

September 12-17, 2022

The Johnson Cancer Research Center is hosting the 2022 K-State Cancer Research Week on the Kansas State University Manhattan Campus. The Research Week is a week full of cancer research-related events to inform the public about the basic cancer research performed at K-State and fundraising events.

The K-State Cancer Research Week will be held on September 12th-17th. The events will be held in the Manhattan area on campus and at local businesses in the surrounding area. The week kicks off with an Open House event where visitors and students can tour labs across campus and speak with some of the leading cancer researchers in the university. Next on Tuesday, September 13th the Cancer Data Blitz will be held in the Union and will be hosted by the legendary local EMCEE Dave Lewis. Researchers and Faculty members will only have two minutes and two slides to present their research and information. Recent graduate cancer research awardees will also present their work in poster format.

On Wednesday, September 14th, Manhattan Brewing Company will be hosting Meet the Researcher. Guests can learn about cancer research from K-State’s own researchers while enjoying delicious local brews. The next day on Thursday, September 15th guests can look forward to the Bascom Lecture Series given by Prescott Deininger, Ph.D., Director of the Tulane Cancer Center. Prescott Deininger will be giving two lectures, one on campus and one at Bluestem Bistro.

The 24th Annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 16th at the Colbert Hills golf course, tee-off will be at 1 pm. The charity golf tournament offers a steak dinner, silent auction, souvenir items, and prizes.

From August 1st to September 2nd, motorcycle riders will ride and help raise donations to fund research, equipment, and student awards through collecting pledges. The Ride for a Cure will wrap up on Saturday, September 17th with a celebration tailgate party at the Midwest Dream Car Collection. There will be food, drinks, music, and more to celebrate the end of the K-State Cancer Research Week.


Monday, Sept 12, 2022

Johnson Cancer Research Center Open House with some labs across campus open for tours as well.

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2022

            11:30 am-1pm Cancer Data Blitz in the Union

Wednesday Sept 14, 2022

            7-9 pm Meet the Researcher with Science on Tap a Manhattan Brewing Company


Thursday Sept 15, 2022                                      

                4pm Bascom Lecture Scientific Lecture Engineering 1107 (Fiedler Auditorium)
                7 pm Bascom Lecture  General Audience Lecture: Bluestem Bistro

Friday, Sept 16, 2022

               1pm Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday: 8 am Ride for a Cure-Ride
               11am -1pm, Ride for a Cure Tailgate Celebration