Why Do Cancer Research?

Learn why BYU students are contributing to the search for a cure through the Simmons Center for Cancer Research’s Summer Cancer Research Fellowship program.

2017 Summer Cancer Research Fellows Announced

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Ashari Kannangara (Biochemistry)

Tsz Ming Jeremy Tsang (Biochemistry)

Michelle Townsend (MMBIO)

Grant Ludlam (Biochemistry)

Diana Nova (Organic Chemistry)

Tsz Yin Chan (Biochemistry)

Deborah Johnson (MMBIO)

Kai Li Ong (MMBIO)

Kiara Vaden (MMBIO)

Edwin Velazquez (MMBIO)

Jordan Finnell (Biochemistry)

Collin Sanderson (Neuroscience)

David Kastner (Biophysics)

Josie Tueller (Microbiology)

Tia Thomas (Neuroscience)

Nathan Golightly (Bioinformatics)

Samuel Garrard (Biochemistry)

Deborah Gibbons (Nursing)


2016-2017 Year-Long Cancer Research Fellows Are Announced

The Simmons Center for Cancer Research announce Evita Weagel and Yu Cai as the Year-Long Cancer Research Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic school year.

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Cancer Research Center Renamed for Distinguished Chemist and Former Director

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the College of Life Sciences recently announced the renaming of the BYU Cancer Research Center to “The Simmons Center for Cancer Research.” This name change comes as Dr. Daniel L. Simmons steps down as director of the center after seventeen years of service.

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20 Years and Running

For 20 years, the Rex Lee Run for a Cure has supported cancer research at BYU through the Simmons Center for Cancer Research.  Watch the stories of runners and who they honor through the Rex Lee Run below.