The IU Simon Cancer Center is now accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at Cancer Research Day, which is Wednesday, May 15.

Students, 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 in one of the following research categories: 

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

Abstracts will be divided and compared by the following groups within each research category: 

  • clinical nurse
  • graduate student
  • medical student
  • post-doctoral/medical fellow
  • research technician
  • undergraduate students
  • faculty (not eligible for cash award)
How to submit an abstract

Please submit all abstracts by 5 p.m. Monday, April 15. Use this online form to submit your abstract.

All posters, except those from faculty, will be judged for cash awards dependent upon the number of submissions for each category.

IU Simon Cancer Center 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.

Questions? Send an e-mail to

Cancer Research Day 2019

Wednesday, May 15 (all events take place in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.)

8:30-10 a.m.
Symposium, Theater Level (lower level)

  • 8:30-9 a.m., Anna Maria Storniolo, M.D. Presentation title TBA.
  • 9-9:30 a.m., Xiongbin Lu, Ph.D. Presentation title TBA.
  • 9:30-10 a.m., Kenneth Nephew, Ph.D., “Epigenetic Rewiring of Breast Cancer for Cancer Therapy”

10-11 a.m.  
Graduate student presentations
, Theater Level (lower level) 

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lunch and poster abstract presentations, Room 450

2-3 p.m. 
Post-doc presentations, Theatre Level (lower level)

3-4 p.m.
Keynote speaker, Theatre Level (lower level)

4-4:30 p.m.
Awards ceremony and closing remarks, Theater Level (lower level)

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Reception, Lounge (lower level, located outside Theater room)   

updated March 13