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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 [...]

“Hunt for a Cure” with Pheasants Forever

Mower County chapter offering Oct. 8 event near LeRoy for ‘Paint the Town Pink’ Pheasant hunters from throughout the region will again roam a game preserve near LeRoy in early October as part of a hunt to support research in the fight against breast cancer. Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever is organizing the 2nd [...]

Norma Foster Memorial Ride Tribute Grows

5th annual event raises $21,600 for cancer research at Institute More than 250 participants including 100 motorcycles and classic cars gathered in northern Iowa this month, leading to a record $21,600 donation for cancer research for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.  As always, 100 % of the donation goes to research. "That is very [...]

19th Karl Tourney Cancer Research Fundraiser Aug 15

Reaching million dollar mark for 2016 CONTACT:  LANCE POGONES                 cell 507.438.1653  or work 507.433.7593 Nearly $900,000 has been raised in the past 18 years by the Karl R. Potach Foundation. The 19th annual "Karl's Tourney" golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 15th at Austin Country Club.  Event organizers are seeking teams, sponsors [...]

The Hormel Institute featured at Minnesota Cancer Moonshot Summit

Leadership from The Hormel Institute involved in nationwide effort    Vice President Joe Biden is organizing a Cancer Moonshot Summit, which will spark cancer discussions in communities across the United States. Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Health are hosting the conversation on Wednesday, June 29 in Minneapolis, simulcasting with Vice [...]