Bowling for the Battle strikes at cancer with $76,260

June 27, 2019

Another record-breaking year from the community for  The Hormel Institute’s prostate cancer research fundraiser The ever-growing “Bowling for the Battle – A Fight Against Prostate Cancer ” group raised a record $76,260 for innovative prostate cancer research at The Hormel Institute during its 2019 event. This was the fifth annual bowling tournament fundraiser with a Read more

Major prostate cancer research grant awarded to The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Rendong Yang

June 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Defense provides funding for innovative research Dr. Rendong Yang, head of the Computational Cancer Genomics lab at The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota, received an $895,852 grant from the national Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award to support his innovative prostate cancer.  Research on the grant will be Read more

Dr. Sergio Gradilone receives University of Minnesota Chainbreaker Grant

June 18, 2019

Funds will further innovative cancer research at The Hormel Institute  A Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota peer review committee awarded Dr. Sergio Gradilone, Associate Professor in the Cancer Cell Biology and Translational Research lab at The Hormel Institute, a $75,000 grant to fund an innovative cancer research project. The research project, “Ciliomax: Development of Read more

Dr. Ilana Chefetz shares ovarian cancer research with national foundation

June 18, 2019

The Hormel Institute’s global impact grows through sharing discoveries Dr. Ilana Chefetz, Assistant Professor and head of the Cancer Stem Cells and Necroptosis cancer research lab at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota was one of the experts from around the country invited to present at a private ovarian cancer foundation event in Seattle. The Read more

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