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Austin doctoral student advances to highest level

PhD Thesis Defense at The Hormel Institute Mr. Seung Ho Shin is a 6th year Ph.D. student enrolled in the University of Minnesota (Rochester) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program. Mr. Shin’s dissertation is entitled “Drug Development and novel combination strategies with phytochemicals for precision medicine in cancer”. A panel of advisors from throughout [...]

Institute’s research identifies a breakthrough for leukemia therapy

Groundbreaking leukemia research discoveries were published in Clinical Cancer Research, a leading oncology journal, by The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section, and other researchers from Mayo Clinic and the Ohio State University, including Drs. Na Shen, Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Na Zhao, Naseema Gangat, Laichu Wu, [...]

$200,000 in Paint the Town Pink Grants Distributed

New cancer research projects at The Hormel Institute funded through PTTP Paint the Town Pink had set ambitious goals this year and reached them. The popular fundraiser brought in more than the $300,000 goal and today, the majority of those funds were distributed. Through multi-community PINK events ranging from signature events such as Paint the [...]

Dr. Scott Lippman visited The Hormel Institute

Dr. Scott Lippman visited The Hormel Institute on June 14 to meet with Dr. Zigang Dong, faculty members, and to give a seminar titled “Precancer Atlas to Drive Precision Prevention and Immune Interception.” Dr. Lippman is currently the Director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego and a member of The Hormel Institute Scientific [...]

Institute’s research identifies a breakthrough in cancer drug resistance

Discovery featured in Cancer Immunotherapy journal PLOS ONE The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section, and other researchers from Mayo Clinic and SiChuan University, including Drs. Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Yong Peng, Julian R. Molina, and Ping Yang, had groundbreaking research highlighted in PLOS this week. The [...]

Scientists enjoy Hormel heir art exhibit at The Hormel Institute

While celebrating the 75th year since Jay C. Hormel developed and gifted The Hormel Institute to the University of Minnesota, this summer scientists at the world-class cancer research center in Austin - as well as the public - are invited to enjoy a selection of art pieces created by his son. Thomas DuBois Hormel, a [...]

The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Arsheed Ganaie gets Meritorious ‘Young Investigator’ Award

  Important discovery for colon cancer prognosis and prevention April 13, 2017 (Austin, Minnesota) - A scientist from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota received an international meritorious award for his abstract selected by the American Association of Indian Scientists.  The award was given at the AAISR's 24th annual cancer research meeting just held in [...]

Scientists identify targets inhibiting metastasis of colon cancer

Important discovery for colon cancer prognosis and prevention - Critical discoveries about the metastasis of colon cancer were published this week in EBioMedicine, a leading peer reviewed, open access journal.  The research was led by Drs. Tatyana Zykova, Feng Zhu, Lei Wang, Haitao Li, Ruihua Bai, Do Young Lim, Ke Yao, Ann M. Bode and [...]

Inhibition of Breast Cancer by Targeting Thromboxane A2 Pathway

npj Precision Oncology new online journal shares discovery of breast cancer inhibitor Nature Partner Journal Precision Oncology today published research identifying a new target that can inhibit breast cancer. In recent research, targeting the estrogen receptor (ER) as a strategy has been the gold standard for breast cancer chemoprevention or preventing breast cancer recurrence, but [...]

The Hormel Institute launches npj Precision Oncology

Online journal major achievement for cancer center The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, today announced its inaugural launch of Nature Partner Journal (npj) Precision Oncology.  This milestone achievement is a collaboration between one of the world's top research journals (Nature) and The Hormel Institute, a University of Minnesota medical research center located in Austin, Minnesota. [...]