The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research brings together the best minds from within Purdue University and beyond to study cancers where they start — inside the cell. Using the combined expertise of scientists from disciplines as varied as engineering and veterinary medicine, biology, and chemistry, the Center for Cancer Research promotes discovery into how cancers develop, progress and respond to treatment. Our work leads to the advancement of new medicines, early detection and diagnostic methods, more effective treatments, and highly efficient drug delivery systems.
"I woke up one morning with the urge to do research on human cancers"
- Sophie A. Leliévre,Associate Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Associate Director, Collaborative Science, Center for Cancer Research+ Learn More About Sophie
Our goal is to provide our researchers with the resources they need to be successful in their work. In this section, you’ll find information about Center for Cancer Research membership, funding opportunities, shared resources, and how to acknowledge the Center for Cancer Research. Scientific progress takes money. Thanks to generous grantmakers and donors, the Center for Cancer Research has multiple funding opportunities for researchers. You’ll find a full listing on our Funding Page.