Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research has been a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated basic cancer research center for more than 30 years. It is the goal of this and all basic research centers to study how cancers, like mesothelioma (a type of asbestos cancer) develop, progress, and respond to treatment, striving to improve and invent methods for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of all forms of mesothelioma disease.
Specifically, four interdisciplinary research groups are active at Purdue Cancer Center. These include Cell Growth and Differentiation, Chemical and Structural Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Drug Delivery and Molecular Sensing. These groups bring together scientists from various disciplines including engineering, imaging, pharmacology, biology, chemistry, and even veterinary medicine, all aiming to make strides in the fight against cancer.
In addition, the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research supports three "discovery" groups, one each for pancreatic, breast, and prostate cancer. Each works closely with clinicians who specialize in those fields in order to develop translational studies that will benefit patients.
The Purdue Cancer Center hosts numerous special events throughout the year including not only workshops, conferences, and symposiums for researchers and physicians but also community-based events such as fund raisers that support cancer research.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
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