scientific partners

The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research has formed strategic partnerships with the following cancer-fighting organizations, whose researchers and resources help us in our pursuit of better cancer treatments and cures:

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
A National Cancer Institute-designated Clinical Cancer Center, the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is the organizational core for cancer research and patient care at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Our researchers work closely with IU faculty on joint projects involving prevention, detection and treatment.

Oncological Sciences Center, Discovery Park
One of four new centers in Purdue’s Discovery Park, the Oncological Sciences Center brings together life scientists, engineers, and experts in communication and human behavior. Building on the Cancer Research Center’s strengths in experimental therapeutics, cell growth and differentiation, and structural biology, the Cancer Research Center is expanding into such fields as nanotechnology, drug delivery, early detection of cancer through imaging and blood protein analysis, and cancer prevention via naturally occurring substances.

Walther Cancer Institute
Located in Indianapolis, Walther was established by the late Dr. Joseph Walther as a nonprofit research institute dedicated to benefiting cancer patients through basic research. Since 1989, Walther has partnered with the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research to enhance cancer research in Indiana. In 1998, Walther significantly expanded this partnership to stimulate recruitment of seven cancer-focused scientists to the Center.