MANHATTAN — The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University has announced just how much funding has been raised this year for cancer research.

The university said Wednesday the research center awarded $345,042 in fiscal year 2019. In addition to $50,000 to establish a Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research and nearly $115,000 to support graduate students, the center provided more than $78,000 for studies into cell cycle regulation as well as premature aging of fat tissue and subsequent increased cancer risk in obese children, just to name a few.

Private donations to the cancer research center allow it to provide faculty and students hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in competitive award to support innovative cancer research, laboratory equipment purchases, mentoring of student researchers and more. More information can be found at cancer.k-state.edu.

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