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Polyester Party

April 4, 2019 (and almost every year since first held 2010)
Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs. The Polyester Party was started by Dave Lewis, a well-known voice around Manhattan, as a fun way to support K-State cancer research and celebrate the life of his late wife, Elena, who died of breast cancer in 2006. It was later coordinated by a committee of dedicated local business owners and community members. It was held most years between 2010 and 2019. Links to photos from all the parties are on the Polyester Party webpage.

George S. Bascom Memorial Workshop Series on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine

HPV Vaccination: From Laboratory to...Bedside?
by Michael Hagensee, MD, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Thu Nov 3, 2016 ~ 7 p.m.
K-State Union Little Theatre

2016 Pink Power Luncheon

Oct. 21, 2016
The 7th annual Pink Power Luncheon featured Dr. Annelise Nguyen, toxicologist in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine. She presented "Understanding the Origin of and Therapies for Breast Cancer." View photos on Facebook.

Special Biology Seminar by K-State Alumni Fellow Dr. Robert Kinders

April 15, 2015
K-State 2015 Alumni Fellow and JCRC advisory council member Dr. Robert Kinders, head of the PADIS Lab at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, gave the presentation, "Pharmacological activity of the Wee-1 checkpoint kinase inhibitor MK-1775 in a Phase 1 clinical trial," for the Division of Biology seminar series.

PBS Cancer Documentary Screening & Resource Fair, with KTWU 11

March 28, 2015
We cohosted with KTWU 11 PBS, Topeka, a special preview screening of the major PBS documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, along with a Community Resource Fair at the Manhattan Public Library.

Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture

Oct. 10, 2014
Mitchell Turker, Prof. of Molecular and Medical Genetics, Oregon Health & Science University, presented Environmental Exposures & Epigenetic Change at 4 p.m. in 221 Ackert Hall.

Cancer Research Center Seminar

Nov. 18, 2013
Dr. Yuzuru Ikehara, of Japan's National Institutes of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, will present "Induction of Highly Aggressive Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma by Expression of Both K-rasG12D and Temperature-Sensitive SV40 T Antigen in a Conditional Mouse Model" at the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1 Chalmers Hall. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m.

4th Annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness

Oct. 4, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013
Co-Sponsor: Susan G. Komen Kansas®
The 2013 luncheon featured two guest speakers. Terrah Stroda, Junction City, a nurse-midwife and mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30, presented Girl, You Better Check Yourself. Manhattan native Kelli Netson, a neuropsychologist with the KU Center for Breast Cancer Survivorship in Wichita, presented Surviving Survivorship: Meeting Psychosocial Needs After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. See PHOTOS on Facebook. (You do not need an account.)

Seminar with Division of Biology

September 27, 2013
Melanie Cobb, a professor in the pharmacology department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present "MAPKs as Mediators of Nutrient Signals" at 4 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27. Read the announcement in K-State Today for more info.

3rd Annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness

Friday, October 12, 2012
11:30 – 1:00 (program starts at noon)
Holiday Inn at the Campus
Guest speaker: Gayle Thomas, Exec. Dir. of Witness Project® of Kansas, a breast and cervical cancer awareness, education and outreach program based in Wichita

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George S. Bascom Memorial Workshop Series on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine


HeLa Cells and Biomedical Research: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by Yvonne Reid, PhD, Manager, Scientist at ATCC
Wed Oct 10, 2012 ~ 7 p.m.
K-State Union Forum Hall

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Tour de Ted

13 Courses, 14 Days & Hundreds of Miles for Cancer Research
Colo., Kan. & Mo.
Sept 23-Oct 6

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K-State Fabulous Feud to Fight Cancer

Fab Feud to Fight Cancer
Fri. Apr. 13, 2012
Manhattan Country Club

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Annual Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards Banquet

Our undergraduate Cancer Research Award winners, faculty mentors, and award fund donors are recognized during this ceremonious annual awards banquet.

Learn more and see photos of past banquets.

2nd Annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Survivor Footprints: An Artful Journey
by Aribel Leon-Lynn, Cancer Survivor and Artist, Manhattan, Kan.
Fri., Oct. 14, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holiday Inn at the Campus, Landon Room
1641 Anderson Ave. (across from K-State Union), Manh., Kan.

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University Distinguished Professor Lecture: "Flies are Fine, but Beetles are Better: The Story of a Model Organism"

Biology Professor Susan Brown will present the lecture “Flies are Fine, but Beetles are Better: The Story of a Model Organism” at 3:30 Thur., April 28.

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1st Annual Pink Power Luncheon

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
Fri., Oct. 15, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holiday Inn at the Campus, Landon Room
Cancer and Families: Up Close and Personal
by Suzanne Mayo-Theus

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Poker Run for K-State Cancer Research

Sept., 25, 2010
A Full House, Manhattan

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Blues Band Beatin' Breast Cancer Benefit

Red State Blues Band played at 7-9 p.m. on Sun. Sept. 26 at the Wareham Opera House, “to celebrate the life of Deb Lundberg and raise money to beat the disease that took her away from us.”

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"Think Pink" Quilt Show

The Johnson Cancer Research Center hosted the “Think Pink” quilt show throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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