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We strive to be a resource for the community. We offer presentations, materials and events to inform the public about cancer, risk reduction, and cancer research at K-State.

Tours and presentations

We are happy to have visitors and to visit groups in the area and give talks about K-State cancer research and our efforts to advance it. Community groups interested in a tour/presentation should call 785-532-6705 or email Marcia to make arrangements. View photos of a high school group tour (on Facebook, but an account is not necessary to see the photos).

Cancer education presentations

Preventing cancer is just as important as curing it. We offer presentations about cancer, in general, as well as breast cancer, colorectal cancer, secondhand smoke, and more. Call or email Marcia to arrange a presentation at your location or the center.

A Day With Dr. Waddle children's book

This activity book, written for children by center staff in 1988, is a helpful tool for introducing children to the difficult subject of cancer. Dr. Waddle, a duck who happens to be a scientist, welcomes children into his laboratory for a day and teaches them about science, microscopes, well-behaved normal cells and misbehaved cancer cells, and good health habits. The Spanish edition, Un Día Con el Dr. Waddle, helps children whose first language is Spanish.

Cancer information brochures

When a Friend Has Cancer

This beautifully-designed pamphlet, available for free, was created by local cancer survivors, nurses, health-related agencies and others, with support from New Boston Creative Group, to offer ideas on how to show a loved one you care after he or she has been diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness. The JCRC prints, stores and distributes it free of charge. Contact Marcia for a free copy. Learn more.

Choose Foods That Lower Your Risk of Cancer

We are pleased to offer this brochure about food choices that lower risk of developing cancer. It was created collaboratively by K-State Research and Extension and the Johnson Cancer Research Center. Learn more.

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Some risk factors for breast cancer are controllable. This brochure from K-State Research & Extension and the Johnson Cancer Research Center discusses breast cancer and the actions women can take to reduce their risk of developing or dying from it. Learn more.

Community engagement

We raise awareness of cancer by collaborating with community organizations and agencies and participating in local health-related activities. The When a Friend Has Cancer pamphlet mentioned above was a result of community collaboration.

Pink Power Luncheon

This annual breast cancer awareness luncheon, co-sponsored by Komen for the Cure, offers a presentation; information about breast cancer, risk reduction and resources; and free lunch.

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

The Bascom lecture series, established in 1996, brings distinguished experts to K-State to present to faculty, students, medical care providers, and the general public about challenges faced in clinical medicine and research.

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