Our Scientific Partners
No single discipline can tackle the problem of cancer alone – and no single institution has all the answers. We are proud to partner with these organizations whose researchers and resources help make our discoveries possible:
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. Purdue Cancer Center 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 Purdue Cancer Center’s strengths in experimental therapeutics, cell growth and differentiation, and structural biology, the 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, the WCI was established by Dr. Joseph Walther as a nonprofit research institute dedicated to benefiting cancer patients through basic research. Since 1989, the Walther Cancer Institute (WCI) has partnered with the Purdue Cancer Center to enhance cancer research in Indiana. In 1998, the WCI significantly expanded its partnership with the Purdue Cancer Center to stimulate the recruitment of seven cancer-focused scientists to the center.