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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter


We awarded $247,269 for cancer research last spring!

Dr. Raelene Wouda & dog
Raelene Wouda was awarded $25,000 for her work deriving new canine tumor cell lines and characterizing their transcriptome and microRNA generation.

Thanks to our generous supporters, we invested $247,269 in K-State cancer research and education last semester! We awarded faculty $89,000 for innovative research projects, $50,755 for laboratory equipment, and $500 for travel to collaborate or receive training. We awarded graduate students $100,705 in summer stipends and $6,309 for travel. The awardees are listed on our Faculty and Student Awardee webpages.



Cancer Research Awards Banquet honored 46 undergraduates

Students selected for our undergraduate Cancer Research Award (CRA) program last fall were recognized at our annual CRA Banquet April 21. Also recognized were their faculty mentors and the donors who made the awards possible. All awardees are listed on our Student Awardees webpage and in this news release. View banquet photos

Stefan Bossmann, Julia Tung, awardee Jose Covarrubias, Sarah Young
The Sarah Young and Alex Tung Cancer Research Award was presented by Sarah Young (far right) and her daughter Julia Tung to Jose Covarrubias, senior in chemistry, for his research with Dr. Stefan Bossmann (left).
Dave Lewis & Fernando Nieto selfie on stage
Banquet emcee Dave Lewis, a radio news show host and the public address announcer for K-State football and men’s basketball, took a “selfie” onstage with guest speaker Fernando Nieto, a senior in biology and past awardee.