Prostate Cancer

Building our team of experts

Your philanthropic support helps IU build its team of prostate cancer researchers. 

Tareq Salous, MBBS, completed his fellowship at IU in 2023 and joined the IU School of Medicine faculty. Working alongside Dr. Adra, he is a medical oncologist who focuses on prostate cancer clinical trials.


Asmaa El-Kenawi, PhD, has also joined IU Department of Urology. She discovered that certain prostate cancer immune cells are rich in cholesterol and promote cancer growth. In 2023, she received a National Cancer Institute exploratory grant to investigate how cholesterol accumulates in these prostate cancer cells and may drive resistance to specific therapies. The ultimate goal is to better understand these cell processes to improve targeted prostate cancer treatments. 

In a gesture that continues their family’s long history of extraordinary generosity to IU cancer research, W. Gerald and Diane Throgmartin made a significant gift in 2023 to support prostate cancer research—a new area of support for the family. The gift established The W. Gerald Throgmartin Prostate Cancer Research Fund, honoring Dr. Adra. 

Gerald is a long-term survivor of prostate cancer. He is grateful for the care of Dr. Adra and for the evolution of therapies driven by research that has made his own cancer journey relatively easy.

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