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Golf tournament raises $4,607 for cancer research

  he Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament raised $4,607 at this year’s event in support of cancer research for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. The Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament raised $4,607 at this year’s event in support of cancer research for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. The tournament, run by [...]

Leukemia breakthrough provides a new therapeutic strategy

The Hormel Institute research published in top scientific journal  The results of a study led by Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section at The Hormel Institute, were published in Leukemia this week. Dr. Liu’s study shows that fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) work together [...]

The Hormel Institute leads international cancer conference

China-US Hormel (Henan) Cancer Institute hosts forum to further research The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota recently cohosted the 8th China-U.S. Forum on Frontiers of Cancer Research and The 5th Zhengzhou International Cancer Forum on September 14-15, 2017 in Zhengzhou, Henan, China. The quest to accelerate answers to cancer was the mission of the conference [...]

New discovery in lung cancer at The Hormel Institute

The results of a study led by Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section at The Hormel Institute, were published in the high impact journal Oncogene this week. Dr. Liu’s study shows that DNA methyltransferases (DNMT) and receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) create a vicious circle that acts as a key [...]

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 [...]