Paint the Town Pink’s 9th year launches with “Every Dollar, Every Cancer, Every Person Matters” campaign

January 14, 2019

Innovative studies underway thanks to $1.5 million invested in cancer research  Paint the Town Pink will kick into high gear for the 2019 season with its campaign “Every Dollar, Every Cancer, Every Person Matters” shared with events produced by the community.  The first annual public event of the year takes place on January 26 with Read more

Institute Scientist One of Only Two to Receive Grant from Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation

January 7, 2019

Precision, targeted therapies for colon cancer will be studied A $62,000 research grant from the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation was awarded to Dr. Seung Ho Shin, a postdoctoral fellow at The Hormel Institute, to fund an innovative colon cancer research project. The study, titled “Discovery of beta-catenin inhibitors for treatment of colon cancer,” will Read more

Fighting Cancer Isn’t Pie in the Sky for “Pink Pie in the Face” Fundraiser

December 18, 2018

Applegate Pork Supplier Donates More Than $30,000 to The Hormel Institute Six faces full of pink whipped cream added up to a more than $30,000 donation to further the cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. The Lynch Companies of Waucoma, Iowa, and the company’s October 2018 breast cancer fundraising effort led to Read more

Major Breakthrough In Understanding How Skin Cancer Develops

December 13, 2018

The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Rebecca Morris publishes discovery in leading journal Nature Communications Dr. Rebecca Morris, I.J. Holton Professor of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, published break-though skin cancer research based on findings from 14 years of scientific investigation. Her research team included Heuijoon Park, Sonali Lad, Read more

$2 Million in Prostate Cancer Research Grants for The Hormel Institute

December 7, 2018

Funds from Bowling for the Battle translated into major support from NIH Over $2 million in grants was awarded to fund prostate cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Dr. Yibin Deng, associate professor and head of the Cell Death and Cancer Genetics lab, achieved the major grant awards to support his research Read more

Paint the Rink Pink jerseys will name loved ones to support cancer research

December 3, 2018

Fans can act now to see their loved ones’ names on special edition jersey to benefit The Hormel Institute  Everyone has an opportunity to see a loved one’s name out on the ice with the Austin Bruins during the 2019 Paint the Rink Pink game. The special jersey worn by each player during the annual Read more

Institute Scientist Presents Innovative Research

November 30, 2018

The Hormel Institute highlighted at gynecologic cancer conference Dr. Ilana Chefetz, Assistant Professor and leader of the Cancer Stem Cells and Necroptosis lab at The Hormel Institute, was invited to present key research discoveries at the Gynecologic Oncology Fall Research Symposium. The conference was held at the University of Minnesota Medical School as part of Read more

Institute’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Part Of Major Series

November 21, 2018

Dr. Ted Hinchcliffe’s research featured by Department of Defense program The cancer research conducted by Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe focused on pediatric brain tumors is highlighted in an current “In Focus” series on the CDMRP Peer-Reviewed Cancer website. CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) is part of the Department of Defense and oversees research that Read more

Pink gas pumps fund Hormel Institute research

October 22, 2018

Through the month of October you can support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research by reaching for the pink pump at participating gas stations throughout Iowa and other states. Three cents of every gallon of E15 sold at participating retailers during October will be donated to The Hormel Institute and the National Breast Cancer Foundation as Read more

Cancer Suppression Breakthrough Discovered at The Hormel Institute

October 15, 2018

Published discovery may lead to new therapy for bile duct cancer affecting the liver Dr. Sergio Gradilone and team at The Hormel Institute’s Cancer Cell Biology and Translational Research lab published breakthrough cancer research in the high impact journal Hepatology. Dr. Gradilone led the research team that included Drs. Adrian P. Mansini, Estanislao Peixoto and Read more