Research

Setting the pace for cancer research around the world

Our new connection with the Indy racing community is changing the way we talk about our work here at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We’re revving up the immune system. We’re leading the pack in protocol-changing clinical trials. We’re a frontrunner in personalized medicine. We’re speeding the translation of promising laboratory research into new treatments.

What hasn’t changed is our drive to cure cancer. No pit stops. No checkered flags. Because #ResearchCuresCancer.

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280+cancer investigators

300+active clinical trials

Research Programs

The four collaborative research programs at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center take our deep expertise across every discipline and apply it to basic science, clinical trials, and outreach initiatives.

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Research Centers

From exploring molecular changes to developing targeted therapies to addressing global health disparities, our research centers make protocol-defining discoveries that influence treatments and save lives.

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Shared Facilities

IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center is home to more than a dozen high-tech facilities that provide research support for our members.

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A legacy of live-saving breakthroughs

Mark Kelley, PhD

Developer and patent holder of the APE1/Ref-1 protein inhibitor APX3330

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Anna Maria Storniolo, MD

Co-founder and executive director of the Komen Tissue Bank

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Darron Brown, MD

Landmark research and clinical trials for the Gardasil HPV vaccine

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Funding Opportunities

In addition to funding by external organizations, cancer center members have access to pilot project funding for new or focused research.

Options include pilot support of investigator-initiated trials, cancer biomarker development, the American Cancer Society’s Institutional Research Grant, and our “Near-Miss” initiative.

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Your Questions. Our Experts.

Don't miss our monthly Simon Says Expert Series, with cancer scientists answering questions about research and living with cancer.

Coming Soon: 12 p.m. ET September 26

Sickle Cell Disease: Designing Care for Life

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