The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) is one of only 65 cancer centers in the country to earn the prestigious National Cancer Institute-designation and one of only sever basic science cancer centers. Purdue and MIT are the only two NCI-centers at ta major university without a medical school and hospital. The Center for Cancer Research is also unique among NCI designated basic science centers because it links cutting edge basic cancer biology, outstanding medicinal chemistry expertise, and innovative engineering applications that define Purdue.
Our goal is to provide our researchers with the resources they need to be successful in their work. In this section, you’ll find information about Center for Cancer Research membership, funding opportunities, shared resources, and how to acknowledge the Center for Cancer Research. Scientific progress takes money. Thanks to generous grantmakers and donors, the Center for Cancer Research has multiple funding opportunities for researchers.
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.
The PCCR has received a $10 million matching-funds gift from the Indianapolis-based Walther Cancer Foundation to advance its research in drug discovery, treatments and potential cures. The gift is designed to inspire endowed gifts to Purdue’s center to sustain the center throughout its existence. It is the latest gift from the Walther Cancer Foundation, which has given more than $16 million in grants to Purdue over the years.