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September 15, 2023

Johnson Cancer Research Center to host Cancer Research Week Sept. 18-23

Submitted by Sherry Fleming

The Johnson Cancer Research Center will host the 2023 K-State Cancer Research Week Sept. 18-22 on the Manhattan Campus. The week is full of cancer research-related events to inform the public about the basic cancer research performed at K-State and fundraising events. 

The events will take place in the Manhattan area, on campus and at a local business in the surrounding area.

The week kicks off on Monday, Sept. 18, with an open house event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where visitors and students can tour labs across campus and speak with some of the leading cancer researchers at the university. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Manhattan Brewing Company will host Meet the Researcher from 7-9 p.m. Guests can learn about cancer research from K-State's own researchers while enjoying local brews. 

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Cancer Data Blitz will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union, hosted by 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. 

The week will culminate on Saturday, Sept. 23, as everyone wears their "The Cure Starts with Us!" T-shirts at the K-State football game. Watch for a special presentation by the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band at the end of halftime, and join all Wildcats in supporting the new Johnson Cancer Research Center initiative, Wildcats give $10 to cure cancer, or WG10-2C. 

The Johnson Cancer Research Center's multidisciplinary faculty researchers and students are working hard to unravel the complexities of cancer. With the support of a devoted Advisory Council and many generous donors, the center is taking a leading role in conquering cancers in our time.