Cancer

Enhancing the health of Hoosiers and beyond

IU researchers are dedicated to helping Hoosier families impacted by the devasting effects of cancer. We are home to the federally designated IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, the country’s only pediatric NCI-designated Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, the Brown Center for Immunotherapy and the Champion Center for Cancer Control Research.

Our researchers are working with partners throughout Indiana to improve the health and well-being of diverse and underserved communities, addressing environmental and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer and leading treatment advances for breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and more.

Featured stories

Game-changing work

A novel antibody-drug conjugate for treating triple negative breast cancer has been developed by a team of IU School of Medicine researchers.

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Leading Technology

A team of IU School of Medicine researchers has developed a computer program to predict whether patients could be at high risk for Alzheimer’s and cancer.

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Giving children a chance

An IU researcher is leading work identifying new treatments for tumors that develop in young people and adults with a common genetic condition.

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Cancer research by the numbers:

1National Cancer Institute-designed Comprehensive Cancer Center is in Indiana: the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

200+ active, adult and pediatric clinical trials on cancer research

300,000young men's lives saved as a direct result of Dr. Larry Einhorn’s pioneering research in testicular cancer