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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter


K-State Open HouseOpen House 2017 guest pipetting in Wallace Lab

We had a great time welcoming guests at K-State Open House Sat., April 1. After hearing a bit about K-State cancer research and the Johnson Cancer Research Center, guests were taken to see Dr. Nick Wallace’s laboratory in biology. Big thanks to Dr. Wallace and his team for partnering with us this year, and to our helpful volunteers Justin Walker and Johnathan Dallman, both undergraduate cancer researchers! Thanks also to all the visitors who took an interest in our center!


We welcome school and community groups to visit our center. After a brief discussion about cancer research and education at K-State, visitors are taken to see a Johnson Cancer Research Center affiliated laboratory. Pictured here are Lawrence middle school students visiting Dr. Wallace’s lab in biology.

Presentations to community groups

On occasion, we are invited to present to community groups. We  appreciate the opportunity to inform people about the excellent cancer research happening at K-State and how our center supports it. Here, our communications & outreach coordinator Marcia Locke visits with the Health Ministry group of First Lutheran Church of Manhattan in February.


We look forward once again to visiting the Fort Riley Middle School Wellness Fair April 28. We’ll inform the students about potentially cancer-causing skin damage caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun and tanning beds, and how to reduce their risk. Some will get to see early signs of damage on their own skin using a DermaScan on loan from Midwest Cancer Alliance. Skin damage that can lead to cancer later in life starts in childhood, when more time is spent playing outdoors.

To schedule a visit at your location or ours, please contact us at cancerresearch@k-state.edu or 785-532-6705.