At the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, our mission is basic discovery - discovery that is the foundation through which fosters innovative cancer solutions.  The Center for Cancer Research leverages Purdue University’s strengths in engineering, veterinary medicine, nutrition science, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, structural biology, and biological sciences, to establish its foundational base.  These core strengths form the sustaining underpinning through which the Center for Cancer Research facilites a focus on understanding the biology of the cancer cell, developing innovative technology that can be used to probe cancer-related phenomina, creating diagnostic and imaging tools, and synthesizing unique therapeutic chemical entities that can be delivered to the cancer cell by novel technology.

As a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research is making significant contributions to emerging technologies such as cancer vaccines and combination chemotherapy. We specialize in translational research that saves lives by translating laboratory findings into new and innovative therapies as quickly as possible.

Our Mission is DISCOVERY.  Our goal is to CURE cancer.