Yearly Archives: 2017

/2017

Institute discovery a Wilms’ Tumor breakthrough

Institute discovery a Wilms' Tumor breakthrough Karl R. Potach Foundation funded research published in Carcinogenesis  Researchers from the Cellular and Molecular Biology lab of The Hormel Institute had their cutting edge Wilms' Tumor research discovery published in the top cancer journal, Carcinogenesis. The research team was led by Dr. Kun Yeong Lee and included Drs. [...]

December 21st, 2017|

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 [...]

November 30th, 2017|

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 [...]

November 29th, 2017|

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 [...]

November 28th, 2017|

Institute’s research published in top journal Stem Cells Report

Dr. Ki Beom Bae leads study to further understand specialized cells in quest to control cancer Dr. Ki Beom Bae from Dr. Zigang Dong's Cellular and Molecular Biology lab of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, published discoveries in a leading cancer research journal, Stem Cells Reports.  The team includes Drs. Dong Hoon Yu, Kun [...]

November 21st, 2017|

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. [...]

November 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

November 13th, 2017|

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 [...]

November 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

October 20th, 2017|

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 [...]

October 19th, 2017|

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 [...]

October 4th, 2017|

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 [...]

September 7th, 2017|

Austin doctoral student advances to highest level

PhD Thesis Defense at The Hormel Institute Mr. Seung Ho Shin is a 6th year Ph.D. student enrolled in the University of Minnesota (Rochester) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program. Mr. Shin’s dissertation is entitled “Drug Development and novel combination strategies with phytochemicals for precision medicine in cancer”. A panel of advisors from throughout [...]

August 17th, 2017|

Institute’s research identifies a breakthrough for leukemia therapy

Groundbreaking leukemia research discoveries were published in Clinical Cancer Research, a leading oncology journal, by The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section, and other researchers from Mayo Clinic and the Ohio State University, including Drs. Na Shen, Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Na Zhao, Naseema Gangat, Laichu Wu, [...]

July 26th, 2017|

$200,000 in Paint the Town Pink Grants Distributed

New cancer research projects at The Hormel Institute funded through PTTP Paint the Town Pink had set ambitious goals this year and reached them. The popular fundraiser brought in more than the $300,000 goal and today, the majority of those funds were distributed. Through multi-community PINK events ranging from signature events such as Paint the [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Dr. Scott Lippman visited The Hormel Institute

Dr. Scott Lippman visited The Hormel Institute on June 14 to meet with Dr. Zigang Dong, faculty members, and to give a seminar titled “Precancer Atlas to Drive Precision Prevention and Immune Interception.” Dr. Lippman is currently the Director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego and a member of The Hormel Institute Scientific [...]

June 16th, 2017|

Institute’s research identifies a breakthrough in cancer drug resistance

Discovery featured in Cancer Immunotherapy journal PLOS ONE The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section, and other researchers from Mayo Clinic and SiChuan University, including Drs. Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Yong Peng, Julian R. Molina, and Ping Yang, had groundbreaking research highlighted in PLOS this week. The [...]

June 14th, 2017|

Scientists enjoy Hormel heir art exhibit at The Hormel Institute

While celebrating the 75th year since Jay C. Hormel developed and gifted The Hormel Institute to the University of Minnesota, this summer scientists at the world-class cancer research center in Austin - as well as the public - are invited to enjoy a selection of art pieces created by his son. Thomas DuBois Hormel, a [...]

May 30th, 2017|

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 [...]

May 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

April 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

April 5th, 2017|

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 [...]

April 4th, 2017|

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. [...]

March 20th, 2017|