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Austin Packers to ‘Pink Out” stadium again

4th annual game Friday to raise support for Institute’s breast cancer research As part of its home opener Friday on new artificial turf, the Austin Packers football team, along with its parents and fans, will “pink out” Hass Stadium to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class breast cancer research. The Austin Packers’ [...]

September 1st, 2015|

‘Ride for a Reason’ makes major gift

Norma Foster Memorial event donates $21,000 to Institute’s cancer research Dean Foster, (center) husband of the late Norma Foster, presents a $21,000 donation for cancer research Tuesday, Aug. 18, to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The money was raised from the 4th annual Norma Foster Memorial “Ride for a Reason” event [...]

August 21st, 2015|

Karl Tourney another major success

18th annual event donates $55,000 for Wilms’ tumor research at Institute  Nearly $900,000 now has been raised in 18 years by the annual Karl Tourney following Monday’s event that included a $55,000 donation for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to continue progress in researching Wilms’ tumor, a childhood cancer. The 18th annual Karl Potach [...]

August 18th, 2015|

Institute awarded $1.7 million grant

Dr. Zigang Dong to lead skin cancer research under new funding Preventing and treating sun-induced skin cancer is the focus of a $1.7 million research grant recently approved for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota over the next five years. Under the federal grant, researchers at The Hormel Institute will further investigate a molecular target [...]

August 7th, 2015|

Special tour for the Lyle Area Cancer volunteers

Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, puts on a T-shirt presented to him by Gary Ziegler, one of the Lyle Area Cancer group’s leaders, during a special event Sunday for the organization. The T-shirt commemorates Lyle Area Cancer surpassing the $2 million mark earlier this year for overall fundraising to support [...]

July 27th, 2015|

3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament to support cancer research

Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong accepts on behalf of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota a $6,800 donation Tuesday from family members of the late Ryan Gordon to support the Institute’s world-class cancer research. The funds were raised through the 3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction on June 20 at the [...]

July 16th, 2015|

The Hormel Institute to host summer open house Thursday

Three tours for public to learn about Institute expansion, world-class cancer research Three, one-hour tours will be offered this Thursday at The Hormel Institute’s annual summer open house for anyone interested in learning more about its world-renowned cancer research, seven-decade history and 2014-16 major expansion underway to double the size of its facilities and employment. [...]

July 14th, 2015|

Institute awarded major research grant

Dr. Gradilone receives $1.7 million for cutting-edge study on bile duct cancer A major federal grant has been awarded to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to research better ways to treat cholangiocarcinoma, a malignancy also known as bile duct cancer that has limited treatment options.Researchers also are hopeful the project’s discoveries potentially could be [...]

July 1st, 2015|

2015 Strides for a Cure

Members of the Austin High School Youth Leadership Club present a $2,500 donation Tuesday from their 5th annual “Strides for a Cure” 5K run/walk and 5-mile run to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to support breast cancer research. The gift marked the first donation toward the 2016 “Paint the Town Pink” initiative to raise [...]

June 25th, 2015|

Institute section leader to promote diversity in science

Hinchcliffe chosen as faculty mentor for national minority affairs initiative   Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has been selected to serve over the next year as a faculty mentor under a national program aimed at promoting diversity in science. Hinchcliffe, who leads the Institute’s Cellular Dynamics research section, will mentor [...]

June 9th, 2015|

Memorial event in Adams returning to support Institute

3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial golf tourney, silent auction set for June 20 After raising more than $8,500 in the past two years, a special fundraiser in memory of an Adams native will return this month to help further support world-class cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin. On June 20, [...]

June 8th, 2015|

PBS CEO & President Paula Kerger visits The Hormel Institute

  The Hormel Institute’s Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Bode and Paula Kerger, PBS President & CEO (both pictured in center), gather Monday with representatives from The Hormel Institute and the Austin-based KSMQ Public Television. Ms. Kerger heard presentations Monday from The Hormel Institute’s Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Bode as well as [...]

June 2nd, 2015|

The Hormel Institute shares expansion in progress

As work continues to double The Hormel Institute’s size, various community leaders and supporters of the cancer research center got a chance today to tour the inside of its expansion underway to add 20 laboratories. Groups toured the expansion’s first floor on the east side of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and celebrated the [...]

May 6th, 2015|

THANK YOU, AgStar Fund for Rural America

Check presentation of $10,000 by the AgStar Fund for Rural America at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin. The gift was part of this year’s “Paint the Town Pink” initiative that raised more than $189,000 for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute. AgStar committed $5,000 toward the 3rd annual “Plunging for Pink” [...]

May 1st, 2015|

Institute discovers how aspirin fights cancer

Dr. Dong leads study on drug’s preventive effects on colorectal cancer Taking aspirin reduces a person’s risk of colorectal cancer but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Researchers led by The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong and Associate Director Dr. Ann [...]

April 30th, 2015|

Institute researchers to present at AACR

Dr. Zigang Dong, others to take part in premier cancer conference The Hormel Institute will share some of its cutting-edge cancer research projects over the coming days at a major annual conference that attracts top researchers from around the world. Starting Saturday, the 106th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will [...]

April 20th, 2015|

Foundation expands “Science Park” neighborhood

New apartment housing project east of The Hormel Institute   With a growing demand for rental housing to support The Hormel Institute’s current and future cancer research scientists, a new apartment housing project is announced for the neighborhood to the east of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in northeast Austin.  The Hormel Institute is [...]

April 14th, 2015|

$1.7 million grant awarded to Institute

Dr. Zigang Dong receives major grant for colorectal cancer study More than $1.7 million has been awarded to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to continue its supercomputer-assisted development of agents that are more effective and less toxic in preventing and treating colorectal cancer. Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong, who leads the Cellular and Molecular [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Foundation expands “Science Park” neighborhood

New apartment housing project east of The Hormel Institute With a growing demand for rental housing to support The Hormel Institute’s current and future cancer research scientists, a new apartment housing project is announced for the neighborhood to the east of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in northeast Austin.  The Hormel Institute is currently [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Check presentation for the 5th annual “Paint the Town Pink” to support breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.

Pictured (left to right) are some of the “Paint the Town Pink” steering committee members Kim Underwood, Janet Anderson and Nancy Schnable on Friday afternoon at The Hormel Institute with Dr. Sergio Gradilone – one of the Institute’s section leaders – PTTP Director Kathi Finley, and The Hormel Institute’s Gail Dennison, Mandie Siems and [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Institute’s work featured on leading journal cover

Team study raises questions about drug’s ability to prevent breast cancer A microscopic image related to breast cancer by researchers at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has been featured on a leading scientific journal’s cover. The image featured on the March 2015 cover of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal published by the American Association [...]

April 9th, 2015|

Event raises $26,500 for Institute’s prostate cancer research

New fund for prostate cancer research created by Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong Tom Gillard of Farmers Insurance presents a $26,500 donation Friday for prostate cancer research to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Dr. Margot Cleary, one of the section leaders, accepted the donation on behalf of the Institute. The donation was raised [...]

March 17th, 2015|

Institute part of promising cancer-prevention project

Dr. Bode, collaborators’ work published in Cancer Prevention Research The anti-inflammatory class of drugs NSAIDs have shown great promise in preventing cancers, including colon, esophagus and skin. However, they can increase the risks of heart attacks, ulcers and rare but potentially life-threatening bleeds. A new study published in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal [...]

March 10th, 2015|

Deadline approaching for summer internships at Institute

2014 Sure Interns S.U.R.E. program offers college undergraduates 10-week, paid lab experience AUSTIN, Minn. – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 – Applications for this year’s S.U.R.E. internship program at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota need to be submitted in the coming week. All application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1 [...]

February 20th, 2015|

Eagles Cancer Telethon gives milestone gift to The Hormel Institute

  Annual fundraiser’s support for Institute’s research now tops $2 million overall Leaders from the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon recently topped a philanthropic milestone with their annual, major gift to support cutting-edge research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Teresa Chapman, Director of the Eagles Cancer Telethon, presented a $255,000 donation to Dr. [...]

February 18th, 2015|

Austin Bruins top $150,000 for 5 years of PTRP

Austin Bruins owner Craig Patrick presents a $26,122 donation Tuesday to Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, from the hockey team’s 5th annual “Paint the Rink Pink” game Feb. 7 to support breast cancer research. Pictured (left to right) are “Paint the Town Pink” director Kathi Finley; Nick [...]

February 17th, 2015|

The Hormel Institute’s sixth annual Sixth Graders Day

  Sixth-graders from Austin’ I.J.Holton Intermediate School arrive Friday at The Hormel Institute for the sixth annual Sixth Graders Day. More than 300 sixth-graders came through the Institute on 11 different tours. More than 300 sixth-graders from Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School came through The Hormel Institute today for the sixth annual Sixth [...]

February 2nd, 2015|

Institute researcher focusing on bone marrow-derived cells

Dr. Rebecca Morris leading new projects targeting skin, breast cancers One of The Hormel Institute’s lead investigators has a new grant to support her innovative studies focused on determining the role of bone marrow-derived cells in the development of skin and breast cancers. Dr. Rebecca Morris, leader of the “Stem Cells and Cancer” research section [...]

January 27th, 2015|

Polar plungers, speeding snowmobiles coming to East Side

3rd annual ‘Plunging for Pink’ to be joined Jan. 31 at lake by first speed run as part of PTTP Snowmobilers will be speeding across the ice of East Side Lake later this month while others take an icy plunge into the water that same day as part of Austin’s 5th annual “Paint the Town [...]

January 20th, 2015|

Plans warming up for 5th annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’

Growing events support saving lives through The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Organizers are seeking to top the $500,000 mark in overall fundraising for five years with the upcoming 5th annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research. Since 2011, the Austin area’s “Paint the [...]

January 13th, 2015|

Cancer research donation by Austin Public Schools as part of the “Movember” initiative

The Hormel Institute’s Gail Dennison, Director Public Relations & Development, and Dr. Mohammad Saleem Bhat, a section leader who studies prostate cancer, accept a $1,316 donation this week from Austin Public Schools’ Executive Director of Educational Services John Alberts and Superintendent David Krenz. The funds – which will fully support cancer research – were raised [...]

December 11th, 2014|

Institute identifies key discovery in colon cancer

Newly published paper focused on potential strategy for lowering colorectal deaths Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, deadly cancers but a lack of reliable biomarkers remains a serious issue for detecting the disease early. The study establishes the TXA2 pathway’s importance in the development of colorectal cancer and lays the groundwork for introducing [...]

December 10th, 2014|

The Hormel Foundation to give $7.1 million in 2015

Annual grants benefit Austin area through support of nonprofits   The Hormel Foundation approved $7.1 million in grants as part of its annual contribution budget for 2015 to benefit Austin-area organizations, with the main recipient being The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. The Hormel Institute, a world-renowned cancer research center, is the principal recipient of The [...]

December 9th, 2014|

Institute unveils plans for Live Learning Center

250-seat lecture hall to help with global cancer research collaborations Plans for a $4.5 million Live Learning Center were unveiled today by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as another way they will continue to grow and collaborate globally on leading cancer research. Institute leaders aim to raise $3 million for the project that will [...]

November 25th, 2014|

Institute adds two cancer research sections

Addition of Drs. Gradilone, Robinson make for 15 faculty overall – triple from ’06 Two more cancer research section leaders have joined The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, filling the last remaining laboratory space created by the 2006-2008 major expansion. Dr. Sergio Gradilone and Dr. James Robinson – both assistant professors now at The Hormel [...]

November 21st, 2014|

Austin Runnings Store Donation

Employees of the Austin Runnings store donated $943 today to support cutting-edge breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as part of the 5th annual Paint the Town Pink initiative. Pictured (left to right) are store manager Everett Hackensmith; Gail Dennison of The Hormel Institute; Kathi Finley, director of Paint the Town [...]

November 14th, 2014|

Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium Meeting

Scientists focused on ways to prevent cancer gathered Friday afternoon at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin to present and discuss projects. Dr. Daniel Gallaher of the University of Minnesota gives a presentation on his research Friday at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin as part of a Minnesota Chemoprevention [...]

October 31st, 2014|

5th annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’ dates set

Institute to host meeting Tuesday for anyone interested in growing PTTP   Tuesday, Oct. 28th 5-6 p.m. The Hormel Institute 801 16th Ave NE Austin, Mn Park in West/Lobby Parking lot Official dates now are set for Austin’s 5th annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative early next year to raise awareness and support for breast [...]

Hormel Foods Austin Plant employees donate in memory of Deryl Arnold

Hormel Foods Corp.’s Austin Plant Manager Tim Fritz presents a donation of more than $3,500 this week to The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Joshua Liao, a cancer research section leader. Also pictured (left to right) are plant employees Josh Becker, Randy Arhart, Diane Fuller, Jesse Cass, Sue Lunde and Heath Garey along with Gail Dennison, [...]

October 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Institute awarded pediatric brain cancer research grant

Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe receives funds from U.S. Dept. of Defense for new project One of The Hormel Institute’s research leaders is targeting childhood brain cancer under a new project recently approved for federal funding. Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe, leader of the “Cellular Dynamics” research section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, has been awarded a [...]

October 1st, 2014|

October 2014 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Construction underway to nearly double Institute’s size Work on nearly doubling The Hormel Institute’s size began in recent weeks, with construction progressing rapidly. This major 2014-15 expansion will add another 20 labs – 15 for new research sections and five for core facilities shared by all of our scientists – and [...]

October 1st, 2014|

Austin Packers seeking to ‘Pink Out” stadium

3rd annual game Friday to raise support for Institute’s breast cancer research Hass Stadium will be sporting various shades of pink Friday night as the Austin Packers football team and parents raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. The Austin Packers’ 3rd annual “Pink Out Night” football game is this [...]

September 24th, 2014|

Award-winning scientist visits Institute

Major cancer researcher Dr. Michael Karin collaborating, presenting The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong today with our special guest Dr. Michael Karin, an award-winning cancer researcher from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Michael Karin, an award-winning cancer researcher and member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, is visiting [...]

September 18th, 2014|

Prostate cancer patients may benefit from Institute findings

Dr. Yibin Deng leads team with paper now published in ‘Cell Reports’ CELL DEATH AND CANCER GENETICSSection LeaderYibin Deng, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professo Men suffering from highly aggressive, lethal forms of prostate cancer potentially could benefit from new findings made in a project led by scientists at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.   [...]

September 8th, 2014|

China delegation visits The Hormel Institute

Vice Governor Wang Yanling leads group to further research partnership A delegation from China’s Henan Province visited The Hormel Institute today for a special event focused on furthering and strengthening The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. The Honorable Wang Yanling, Vice Governor of Henan Province – one of China’s largest provinces – led the delegation [...]

September 2nd, 2014|

Nobel Prize-winning scientist visits Institute

Dr. Robert Huber shares protein-crystallography expertise with researchers Dr. Robert Huber, a German scientist who won a Nobel Prize in 1988 for his work with protein crystallography, has been sharing his expertise this week with the cancer researchers at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Huber, a Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, gave a seminar [...]

August 11th, 2014|

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR “Coming Together for the Cure” at The Hormel Institute More than 300 state and local leaders and supporters gathered May 28 at The Hormel Institute to celebrate the start of an exciting, new chapter in the Institute’s world-class cancer research. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar; U.S. Sen. Al [...]

August 1st, 2014|

Institute scientist’s work published in Oncoscience

Dr. Liao leads paper focused on best cell-death mode for treating cancer One of The Hormel Institute’s section leaders has research published this month in a new, major scientific journal, advocating for chemotherapy to focus more on a lesser-used mode of cell death when treating cancer. Dr. Joshua Liao, leader of the “Translational Cancer Research” [...]

July 24th, 2014|

Brownsdale 5K fundraiser returns for second year

Run with the Breast of Us” run/walk supports Institute’s breast cancer research Brownsdale residents are bringing back a popular 5K run/walk from last year to offer another fun event during the city’s annual festival while raising support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research. On Aug. 2, the 2nd annual “Run with the Breast [...]

July 23rd, 2014|

Memorial tourney raises nearly $5,900 for Institute’s cancer research

Roger & Shirley Gordon presenting the donation to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota on Wednesday received $5,870 in donations from the 2nd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament to support its world-class cancer research in Austin. Roger and Shirley Gordon, whose son Ryan passed [...]

July 3rd, 2014|

Austin High club tops $10,000 mark in overall support

4th annual ‘Strides’ event raises $3,000 for Institute’s breast cancer research Madison Wuertz, president of the Austin High School Youth Leadership Club, presents a $3,000 donation on Wednesday to Dr. Yibin Deng, a section leader at The Hormel Institute, to support breast cancer research. Also pictured (left to right) are Youth Leadership members Grace [...]

June 12th, 2014|

Ryan Gordon Memorial fundraiser returning to Adams

2nd annual golf tourney, silent auction to support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research An Adams native who passed away at age 42 from stomach cancer will be remembered and celebrated this month through a fundraiser involving one of his passions – golf. On Saturday, June 21, the 2nd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & [...]

June 11th, 2014|

Award-winning scientist visits The Hormel Institute

Vogt’s discovery of cancer-causing genes launched new research era The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong presents a special recognition Tuesday afternoon to Dr. Peter Vogt, a cancer research pioneer whose groundbreaking work helped establish the field of cancer genetics. Vogt, an Executive Vice President at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, [...]

June 10th, 2014|

2nd annual Color Dash to return to Austin this summer

Proceeds to benefit The Hormel Institute’s cancer research, Austin ArtWorks Festival Runners and walkers covered in a rainbow of colors will return to the streets and trails of Austin later this summer in an effort to support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research and the annual Austin ArtWorks Festival. Local organizers recently confirmed plans for the [...]

June 10th, 2014|

U of M Regents visit The Hormel Institute

Board touring southern Minnesota, hears about HI’s impact in Austin Pictured together in the center are the Regents Chairman Richard Beeson (brown jacket); Dr. Brian Herman, Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota; and Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute. Leaders from The Hormel Institute, The Hormel Foundation and [...]

May 30th, 2014|

State leaders celebrate start of Institute expansion

Gov. Dayton, U.S. Sens. Klobuchar, Franken speak at groundbreaking SE View -- The Hormel Institute expansion The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota celebrated today the start of a new expansion project to nearly double in size and greatly enhance its world-class cancer research. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton joined U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and [...]

May 28th, 2014|

Scientists gather at Institute for research collaborations

Dr. Robert Turesky, (left) a professor from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, address the audience at the end of Turesky’s presentation Wednesday during the Minnesota Chemopreventive Consortium meeting at The Hormel Institute in Austin. Several dozen researchers attended the event.   [...]

May 22nd, 2014|

Former Institute director honored by alma mater in Austria

Dr. Karl Crailsheim (pictured right), Dean of Natural Sciences at the University of Graz in Austria, presents a “golden doctorate” to Dr. Harald Schmid (left), The Hormel Institute’s executive director from 1987 to 2001. Dr. Harald H.O. Schmid, who served as executive director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin for [...]

May 15th, 2014|

Students at Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School to support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research

Students at I.J. Holton Intermediate School, who created and sold T-shirts to raise funds for cancer research, presented a $607 donation on Friday to representatives from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School present a $607 donation Friday for cancer research to representatives of The [...]

May 12th, 2014|

Austin High students coordinating yearly 5K fundraiser

4th annual ‘Strides’ run/walk continues support for Institute’s breast cancer research Austin High School students once again are aiming to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research by coordinating an annual 5K run/walk in May that also will feature a new 5-mile race. Members of Austin High’s Youth Leadership Club are planning the [...]

April 30th, 2014|

Message from the Director

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Institute researchers to share latest discoveries at major conference Scientists from The Hormel Institute will join other top cancer researchers from around the world this weekend in San Diego for the 105th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. About 18,000 researchers, patient advocates and other professionals in the [...]

April 4th, 2014|

Institute scientists to share latest discoveries at AACR

Annual conference brings together best of cancer research from around world Scientists from The Hormel Institute will share their cutting-edge projects this weekend with other top cancer researchers from around the world at a major annual conference. Starting Saturday, the 105th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host about 18,000 [...]

April 3rd, 2014|

HI Presentations at the AACR Conference

April 1st, 2014|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ tops goal, raising over $162,000

Donations support cutting-edge breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute On Monday, Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute (left), thanks members from some of this year's "Paint the Town Pink" fundraising events in support of the Institute's breast cancer research at an event to announce the grand total of $162,300 raised [...]

March 18th, 2014|

Cancer research gets national recognition

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February 28th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

‘Plunging for Pink” raises over $37,700 for Institute

2nd annual polar plunge more than doubles in support of breast cancer research Organizers with the 2nd annual "Plunging for Pink" polar plunge address the sellout crowd Saturday night during an on-ice program at the Austin Bruins' 4th annual "Paint the Rink Pink" game. This year's plunge drew more than 215 plungers and raised [...]

February 24th, 2014|

AgStar commits $10,000 yearly to Institute

Historic pledge gift continues after donating $30,000 over last 3 years AgStar Fund for Rural America announced today it will make an ongoing commitment to donate $10,000 annually to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. While the pledge will be evaluated annually, AgStar hopes to inspire other organizations to do the same. AgStar has grown [...]

February 21st, 2014|

Institute researcher’s work highlighted nationally

Department of Defense honors Dr. Saleem’s cutting-edge prostate cancer research Promising research at The Hormel Institute focused on effectively attacking a form of prostate cancer resistant to chemotherapy is being recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Mohammad Saleem, leader of the Molecular Chemoprevention and Therapeutics research section at The Hormel Institute, University [...]

February 20th, 2014|

KAUS to run first radiothon Friday to support Institute

More PTTP activity this weekend; picture deadline 3 PM Thursday for Bruins game KAUS AM 1480 will run its first, 12-hour “Pledging for Pink” radiothon Friday to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s cancer research in Austin. As a new feature of “Paint the Town Pink,” KAUS-AM will run the radiothon from 6 [...]

February 20th, 2014|

Brownsdale PTTP, ‘Fishing for a Cure’ this weekend

People encouraged to decorate their home, business with pink for February Two major events are happening this weekend ahead of Austin’s official “Paint the Town Pink” festival, with the 12th annual “Fishing for a Cure” contest at East Side Lake and a flurry of events in Brownsdale. Austin’s annual “Fishing for a Cure” ice-fishing contest [...]

February 6th, 2014|

Rose Creek to host first rural PTTP events Saturday

Festivities to include beanbag tourney, silent auction, pink shoe walk by firefighters Rose Creek will host the first, official rural “Paint the Town Pink” festivities on Saturday in support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Starting at 1:30 p.m., the Rose Creek Fire Hall will host a beanbag tournament – cost is $20 [...]

January 30th, 2014|

‘Plunging for Pink’ looks to make even bigger splash

Austin polar plunge raised over $16,000 in ’13 for Institute’s breast cancer research After luring more than 100 people to jump into the icy waters of East Side Lake last winter, organizers are seeking to double the number of participants and overall donations for next month’s “Plunging for Pink” event. The 2nd annual “Plunging for [...]

January 17th, 2014|

Smashing Cancer Demolition Derby – February 16th, 2014

The Mower County Fair Board is excited to announce a new event this year to be added during the “Paint the Town Pink” celebration. On February 16th, 2014 at 2 p.m., we will host a Winter Demolition Derby with all the proceeds going to support the Hormel Institute Cancer Research. Tickets will be available at [...]

January 8th, 2014|

Institute adds new cancer research section

Dr. Kang’s work focused on reducing disease’s tendency to spread to liver The Hormel Institute has added a new cancer research section focused on investigating the mechanisms that cause cancer cells to spread from one area of the body to the liver. Dr. Ningling Kang recently joined The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, where [...]

January 7th, 2014|

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November 27th, 2013|

Local singers take ‘Journey’ to support Institute

Proceeds from Spiritually Motivated’s contemporary Christian CD to fund cancer research In front (left to right): Erin Schumacher, Faye Bollingberg. Back row: Jan Muzik, Mike Veldman, Brendhan Wagner, Brian Bawek. A group of well-known Austin singers has created a new CD of contemporary Christian songs as part of an effort to support The [...]

November 27th, 2013|

Spiritually Motivated Benefit CD on Sale

Spiritually Motivated, an off-shoot of the Adult Choir at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, began as an ecumenical choral roup in 1997 under the guidance of choral director Jan Muzik. After a hiatus, the group recently was reborn when Jim King, of Eigth Avenue Recording in Austin, enlisted former members Michael Veldman, Erin [...]

November 26th, 2013|

2013 Food Drive

Faculty and staff of The Hormel Institute stand Friday with the results of their drive to collect donated food and personal-care items for the Austin Salvation Army food shelf. Institute employees pictured (left to right) are Dr. Bing Li; Dr. Shujun Liu; Nyssa Readio, a junior scientist who once again organized the drive; Kelsey [...]

November 25th, 2013|

2013 Tolly Tournament Donation

This year, the Dave “Tolly” Tollefson Memorial Foundation raised more than $15,000 in support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class cancer research in Austin.Pictured are Tolly’s Timeout restaurant owners Geri Olson and Brian Tollefson (son of the late Dave Tollefson) along with Brian’s mother Peg Tollefson presenting a $15,750 check donation from the 3rd annual [...]

November 14th, 2013|

Donation “Hunting for a Cure” 2013

Members of the Mower County and Tri-County Pheasants Forever chapters present a $2,500 donation Friday from their first “Hunting for a Cure” event to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The Oct. 5 event at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve near LeRoy raised awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer [...]

November 4th, 2013|

Donation “Pink Out Night” 2013

Austin High School's football team present a nearly $1,660 donation Thursday to The Hormel Institute in support of its world-renowned breast cancer research. Money was raised through the team's 2nd annual "Pink Out Night" game Oct. 16 against Mankato East. Gail Dennison, Director of Public Relations & Development, and Dr. Yibin Deng, one of [...]

October 31st, 2013|

AHS football’s ‘Pink Out Night’ returns Wednesday

2nd annual game supports The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research Pink Packers and Cougars will converge on Hass Stadium this Wednesday night to raise awareness of breast cancer and support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research against the disease. The 2nd annual “Pink Out Night” fundraising night will happen Wednesday evening at Hass Stadium [...]

October 14th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ spreading beyond Austin

Brownsdale first community to officially plan own PTTP fundraising in February Pink plans for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research are expanding outside of Austin into surrounding communities, with Brownsdale first to officially set dates. Following an invitation to southern Minnesota and neighboring communities to join the annual fundraiser, Brownsdale residents formed a PTTP committee [...]

October 3rd, 2013|

Pheasants Forever offering first ‘Hunting for a Cure’

Oct. 5 event in LeRoy to support The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Download Flyer Pheasant hunters will come together in early October for a new fundraiser in LeRoy to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Mower County Pheasants Forever, of Austin, and the Tri-County Pheasants Forever, based in Rochester, are [...]

September 18th, 2013|

Annual Hormel Foods Tourney Supports Institute Again

(Left to right): Gail Dennison, The Hormel Institute; Jesse Cass, Hormel Foods; Sue Lunde, Hormel Foods; Diane Fuller, Hormel Foods; Liz Nelson, Hormel Foods; Tim Fritz, Austin Plant Manager, Hormel Foods; Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Bode, The Hormel Institute; Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe, The Hormel Institute; Elton Edland, Hormel Foods; and Dr. Joshua Liao, [...]

August 28th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ details announced for 2014 festival

Goal to raise $150,000 for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Volunteers for the annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative announced today their goal to raise $150,000 in February to support The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Recognizing today as the six-month mark from the start of the 2014 festival, members of the “Paint [...]

August 14th, 2013|

Over 200 registered so far for Austin’s first ‘Color Dash’

5K event to serve as early kickoff for 2nd annual Austin ArtWorks festival More than 200 people already have registered for Austin’s first “5 for 5” Color Dash 5K Walk/Fun Run later this month at the Historic Downtown Power Plant. Calling itself “the world’s brightest 5K,” The Color Dash organization based in Owatonna will start [...]

August 2nd, 2013|

New 5K in Brownsdale to support breast cancer research

Run/walk event to raise funds for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge work After doctors found a mass during her routine mammogram in 2012, Tina Ellis decided – without hesitation – to have a double mastectomy due to her family’s strong history of cancer. Now, Ellis is leading the first “Run with the Breast of Us” 5K [...]

July 30th, 2013|

Group of girls from Austin donated money to The Hormel Institute’s cancer research

A group of girls from Austin donated $50 today in support of The Hormel Institute's cancer research. They raised the money by offering face-painting at the Jellystone Campground, east of Austin, in late June. (left to right) are Katherine Schumacher, Payton Kempen, Sophia Tweeten, Ellie Guanella, Natalie Guanella, Nora Tweeten and Dr. Zigang Dong. [...]

July 22nd, 2013|

Institute researchers publish article in Nature

Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe  -  Cellular Dynamics Section Dr. Rhoderick Brown - Membrane Biochemistry Section at the Hormel Institute Drs. Brown, Hinchcliffe lead team behind discovery featured in top science journal Researchers at The Hormel Institute led a group of scientists in discovering a “missing link” in the major cell pathway involved in chronic inflammation, [...]

July 22nd, 2013|

New memorial golf tourney donates nearly $2,500

Roger and Shirley Gordon, of Adams, presented on Tuesday a $2,450 donation to The Hormel Institute in their son’s memory. Event dedicated to Adams native Ryan Gordon who died from cancer in 2011 Friends and family of the late Ryan Gordon, who passed away in November 2011 from stomach cancer at age 42, [...]

July 17th, 2013|

5 nonprofits combine for first ‘Color Dash’ in Austin

The Hormel Institute, other groups to benefit from 5K walk/fun run on Aug. 18 Austin will get a significant dash of color later this summer when The Hormel Institute joins four other local nonprofits to raise money for their charitable efforts through a new 5K walk/run. Austin’s first “5 for 5” Color Dash 5K Walk/Fun [...]

June 25th, 2013|

The Hormel Institute offering summer open houses

Last Thursday of each month to provide inside look at world-renowned cancer research   World-renowned cancer research and cutting-edge technologies will be showcased in a series of three monthly open house events starting this Thursday evening at The Hormel Institute. Continuing a summer tradition, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will offer a free [...]

June 25th, 2013|

‘Walk for a Cancer Free World’ features new route, partners

3rd annual event to offer one-mile loop starting, ending at The Hormel Institute The Hormel Institute is partnering with local groups focused on healthy living to offer its 3rd annual “Walk for a Cancer Free World” on July 5 as part of Austin’s Freedom Fest. A new, shorter walking route – about one mile – [...]

June 21st, 2013|

June 2013 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Supercomputers: Accelerating cancer research discoveries The Hormel Institute’s skin cancer research is featured on this month’s cover of Cancer Prevention Research, one of the world’s top journals. A computer image depicts a compound from the milk thistle plant directly binding with and inhibiting a protein related to melanoma, the most fatal [...]

June 3rd, 2013|

Institute finds skin cancer inhibitor in milk thistle

Team led by Dr. Zigang Dong shows natural anticancer agent silybin inhibits melanoma   Researchers at The Hormel Institute have discovered that an anticancer agent in milk thistle significantly inhibits the growth of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer afflicting millions of people worldwide. The cutting-edge discovery by a research team led by The [...]

May 20th, 2013|

AHS club’s 3rd annual Strides fights breast cancer

5K run/walk to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research Young leaders from Austin High School once again are raising support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research by organizing a 5K run/walk Saturday morning. Members of the AHS Youth Leadership Club, which last year raised $2,500 for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast [...]

May 15th, 2013|

March 2013 Newsletter

INSIDE THIS ISSUE MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Finding innovative ways to prevent human cancer Today, we are confronted by environmental, societal, and global conditions affecting our health. This is a world with an alarming increase in cancer incidence in many countries. Such challenges cannot be solved one patient at a time. We have to find [...]

March 27th, 2013|

Institute research professor to share expertise with Ellis students

Dr. Hinchcliffe to give 7th-graders presentations about science and research AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 14, 2013 — Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe, a section leader at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will give educational and entertaining presentations throughout the day on Monday to 7th-grade students at Austin’s Ellis Middle School. As part of [...]

March 14th, 2013|

February 2013 Newsletter

INSIDE THIS ISSUE MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Support makes research progress possible In the start to 2013, The Hormel Institute has received important support from numerous individuals, families, businesses and organizations as well as from fundraisers that included many first-time events. This strong display of support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class cancer research is encouraging, [...]

February 26th, 2013|