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2017 Paint the Town PINK tops cancer research goal again

AUSTIN – Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Paint the Town Pink exceeded its 2017 campaign goal. Today PTTP leaders announced southern Minnesota and northern Iowa communities raised $303,367 for cancer research for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. PTTP has raised $1.129 million since 2011 with the first "Paint the Rink Pink" hockey game bringing [...]

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. [...]

Institute’s research accepted in Leukemia

Obesity connection to leukemia may lead to new target for treatment The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section, and other researchers including Drs. F. Yan, N. Shen, J.X. Pang, W. Zhang, Ann M. Bode, D. Zhang, M. Litzow and B. Li had groundbreaking research published in the [...]

The Hormel Institute’s Cancer Research Achieves National Attention

Dr. Ted Hinchcliffe's discoveries focus for Department of Defense  Dr. Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, leader of the Cellular Dynamics section at The Hormel Institute in Austin, MN, has his research featured on the US Department of Defense website, specifically the homepage for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.  Dr. Hinchcliffe’s research focuses on mitosis, or the division [...]

7th Annual PTTP launches with new hot air balloon event

2017 likely to reach $1 million mark for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Paint the Town Pink is planning another record breaking year with favorite events returning and exciting new events such as an extreme long distance hot air balloon event joining the annual effort to support The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s world-renowned [...]

Institute hosts International Skin Cancer Conference

100 plus scientists further cancer research at The Hormel Institute The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota welcomes skin cancer researchers from around the world for a three-day conference that begins today. The Hormel Institute hosts the 12th International Skin Carcinogenesis Conference, which is co-chaired by Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director.  The conference, held every two [...]

The Hormel Foundation gives $197 million in 75 years

Anniversary Recognizes Transformation of Community The Hormel Foundation celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and leaders gathered today in downtown Austin to recognize the impact of the $197 million given to Austin organizations over 75 years. Through the Foundation's support and leadership, grants have virtually transformed all parts of the Austin community through providing everything [...]