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

Polar Temps won’t stop Plunging for Pink on Saturday

January 23, 2019

Polar plunge will take place despite cold temperatures Leaders of “Plunging for Pink” say the event will take place as scheduled this coming Saturday, January 26 for those who want to jump. It also comes with a warning for participants to prepare for the weather and for spectators to dress warm to watch the fun. Read more

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