The IU Simon Cancer Center will host its annual Cancer Research Day on 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, will be presenting poster abstracts. 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.

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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., “The Komen Tissue Bank: The Power of Normal”
  • 9-9:30 a.m., Xiongbin Lu, Ph.D., “Beyond p53: Targeting Chromosome 17p Loss in Human Cancer”
  • 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 address, Theatre Level (lower level)
William Gillanders, M.D., of Siteman Cancer Center presents “Targeting Neoantigens in Breast Cancer”

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 May 6