Bold New Vision to Impact Cancer
Three-quarters of federal cancer research dollars are allocated to NCI-Designated Cancer Centers. Seven of those are Basic Laboratory Cancer Centers, which focus on laboratory research and do not treat patients. Building on initiatives put forth by our advisory council, we are implementing a strategic plan to become a National Cancer Institute-Designated Basic Laboratory Cancer Center.
Our first priority is to hire a new director who is capable of achieving this goal. The director must be a visionary leader and outstanding administrator and scientist. This will require more financial resources than are currently available. We are looking to our alumni and friends to help endow the directorship, thus demonstrating our strategic intent and commitment.
We are already progressing in other ways, forming Centers of Excellence (COE) that bring together K-State scientists of different backgrounds to attack cancer as multidisciplinary teams. We have already established the COE for pancreatic cancer research, in November, 2018.
We are continually impressed by the generosity of our friends, and we hope you'll make a gift to support this endeavor. Regardless of size, your gift will help K-State have a greater impact against cancer and become a National Cancer Institute Basic Laboratory Cancer Center through first hiring a new, world-class director.
To support this effort, please give here and, after entering your gift amount, specify your designation as "Cancer Research Fund" (if you type "cancer" it should auto-fill), and note in "Special Instructions" that you are giving to Fiedler Fund F63872 to support the hiring of a new Johnson Cancer Research Center director.
Thank you for supporting K-State cancer research!