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About Us:

Since 1978, the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research has been a National Cancer Institute-designated basic-research cancer center. Only seven institutions in the United States have earned this title. Being a basic-research center means we don’t treat cancer patients directly. Our work focuses on investigating cancers where they begin – at the cellular level – to investigate the cause of, and cure for, one of the most devastating killers of our time. Doctors and scientists throughout the world use our discoveries to develop methods, medicines and medical devices to save and enhance patient lives.

Our Mission

The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research brings together the best minds from within Purdue University and beyond to study cancers where they start — inside the cell. Using the combined expertise of scientists from disciplines as varied as engineering and veterinary medicine, biology, and chemistry, the Center for Cancer Research promotes discovery into how cancers develop, progress and respond to treatment. Our work leads to the advancement of new medicines, early detection and diagnostic methods, more effective treatments, and highly efficient drug delivery systems.

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    Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
    201 S. University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2064

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    Contact us with questions at:
    cancerresearch@purdue.edu

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