Press Releases

/Press Releases

We are a biomedical research center with scientists and collaborators working together to accelerate discoveries leading to improved health. Our research contributes to the development of new prevention and treatment therapies for cancer and other chronic diseases.

Institute scientist awarded American Cancer Society grant

Research Scholar Grant will fund melanoma research for four years Dr. James Robinson, head of The Hormel Institute's Cell Signaling and Tumorigenesis lab, was awarded an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant. The nearly $800,000 Research Scholar Grant award will help fund a research project titled “Determination & Validation of Resistance Mechanisms in Melanoma.” Melanoma [...]

Institute pairs biomarkers to help develop biomedicine

Colon cancer "precision" research makes cover of top cancer journal   Groundbreaking cancer research from The Hormel Institute's Dr. Seung Ho Shin made the cover article of a top online research journal EBioMedicine. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and therefore better and more effective research and treatments for this [...]

Institute scientist presents prostate cancer research

Conference grants awarded to The Hormel Institute's Dr. Arsheed Ganaie A Hormel Fellow researcher in the Molecular Therapeutics & Cancer Health Disparity lab of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota received an award from the Society for Basic Urological Research 2017 Fall Symposium in recognition of his excellent research. Dr. Arsheed Ganaie presented his research [...]

Institute’s colon cancer research published in high impact National Academy of Sciences journal

Research studies affects on immune system in quest to help prevent metastases  Dr. Ke Yao from Dr. Zigang Dong's Cellular and Molecular Biology lab of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota published colon cancer research this week in the top scientific journal  PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  The research team included Drs. [...]

The Hormel Foundation contributions reach record $244.5 million

  Community will be richly impacted with another $8.2 million in gifts  The Hormel Foundation approved a budget of $8.2 million for 2018 grants and annual contributions to benefit Austin-area organizations. With this year's contributions, The Hormel Foundation has distributed $244.5 million to the community, with 86% of that since 2000. "It is a tremendous [...]

New Researcher at The Hormel Institute Awarded Ovarian Cancer Research Grant

Grant aimed at research to help prevent Ovarian Cancer Recurrence One of The Hormel Institute's new section leaders, Dr. Ilana Chefetz, was awarded a coveted junior faculty grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA).  The Liz Tilberis Award honors the OCRFA's late president and provides a three-year grant of $150,000 per year.  It [...]

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 [...]