Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center is now accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at Cancer Research Day, which is Thursday, May 21.

Students, staff, fellows, and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame, are eligible to present their current cancer research efforts at Cancer Research Day.

Abstracts should be submitted for one of the following research categories:

  • basic science
  • behavioral
  • population science/epidemiology
  • translational/clinical research

In addition, one of the following categories must be selected by the submitter:

  • clinical nurse
  • graduate student
  • medical student
  • post-doctoral/medical fellow
  • research technician
  • faculty (not eligible for cash award)

A panel of judges will be assigned to review and score qualifying submissions.  Monetary awards will be provided to the best abstract/poster within each group for each research category. (Faculty are not eligible for monetary awards.)

Individual laboratories may submit multiple abstracts; if space becomes limited, each laboratory will be asked to identify representative posters.

Please submit all abstracts by 5 p.m. Friday, April 17. Complete the application and abstract template

Cancer Research Day is an annual event that aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.

At a glance

Cancer Research Day
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 21

IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Room CE 450 (multi-purpose room)

Abstract deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, April 17

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