About Us: History


1971

President Richard Nixon declares war on cancer.



1978

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research is awarded its first NCI Cancer Center Support Grant, the first NCI-designated cancer center in Indiana, which has been renewed continuously ever since.



1981

Four floors of the Hansen Life Sciences Research Building are established as the permanent home for the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research.



1989

Scientific partnership with the Walther Cancer Institute began.



2004

Launch of partnership with the IU Simon Cancer Center.



2005

The Oncological Sciences Center is launched at Discovery Park.



2014

The Bindley-Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility (MCRF) and Drug Discovery Research Facility (DDRF) are inaugurated.



  • Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
    Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
    201 S. University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2064

  • Phone: (765) 494-9129
    Fax: (765) 494-9193
    Contact us with questions at:
    cancerresearch@purdue.edu

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