Dr. Yibin Deng of The Hormel Institute promoted to Full Professor

June 14, 2019

High achieving prostate cancer researcher achieves a career milestone   One of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s highest achieving scientists, Dr. Yibin Deng, will be promoted to full Professor effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Deng is leader of the Cell Death and Cancer Genetics lab.             Recruited from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center following the Read more

UMN Institute scientist links ancient virus to cancer risk

May 17, 2019

Study of chromosome abnormalities reveals link to cancer  The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota announces newly published research concerning remnants of ancient viruses found in human chromosomes and how this may affect the risk of developing cancer and other diseases. Dr. Contreras-Galindo, one of the new lab leaders at The Hormel Institute and a member Read more

Liver cancer breakthrough at The Hormel Institute

May 6, 2019

Scientists discover protein’s role in creating a tumor-promoting microenvironment Science is one step closer to eliminating cancer growth in the liver, whether from primary liver cancer or from metastatic tumors from cancers in other areas of the body, thanks to new research published by Dr. Ningling Kang, head of the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis lab Read more

Paint the Town Pink 2019 raises over $334,000

April 30, 2019

Another record-breaking year for The Hormel Institute’s cancer research Paint the Town Pink ends its 2019 campaign with yet another record-breaking year, raising $334,402 for innovative cancer research at The Hormel Institute. That increase of more than $25,000 over last year’s total brings the total raised by Paint the Town Pink since 2011 to over Read more

Institute’s research battles ovarian cancer recurrence

March 14, 2019

Dr. Ilana Chefetz’ discoveries published in top scientific journal For most people, the only thing worse than hearing the diagnosis “cancer” is hearing that it has returned.  Dr. Ilana Chefetz, leader of The Hormel Institute’s “Cancer Stem Cells and Necroptosis” lab, today published new discoveries about ovarian cancer chemo resistance and recurrence in the top Read more

Research will shine light on skin cancer prevention

March 13, 2019

The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Liu awarded skin cancer research grant The Hormel Institute’s newest lab leader, Dr. Liang Liu, was just awarded a grant for an innovative skin cancer research project from Prevent Cancer Foundation. Dr. Liu leads the “Chromatin and Epigenetic Gene Regulation” lab, and currently focuses on skin cancer research involving UV-induced skin Read more

Bowling for the Battle aims to strike out cancer

February 27, 2019

The prostate cancer fundraiser returns to Echo Lanes on Saturday Bowling for the Battle – A Fight Against Prostate Cancer is back again this Saturday to raise money for The Hormel Institute’s prostate cancer research. The event will take place at Echo Lanes in Austin, MN at 2pm on Saturday, March 2 and will feature Read more


February 20, 2019

  Open House at The Hormel Institute for Paint the Town Pink Check Presentations All businesses and individuals who have been raising funds the past few weeks for the Paint the Town Pink 2019 season are invited to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota for check presentations/drop off of donations. Large events, like Plunging for Read more

The Hormel Institute Summer Internship Deadline Soon

February 7, 2019

The Hormel Institute Summer Internship Deadline Soon Undergraduate students should apply now for SURE program College students interested in research or health sciences careers are encouraged to apply for this year’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) internship program at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. All application materials must be completed no later than March Read more

BRUINS HOCKEY PLAYS 9th Paint the Rink Pink Game Saturday

February 1, 2019

Austin Bruins cancer research fundraiser for Paint the Town Pink Make sure to get tickets to the Austin Bruin’s Paint the Rink Pink game early because this hockey game has sold out nearly every year. Paint the Rink Pink is Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:05pm. The Paint the Rink Pink game will benefit Paint Read more