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IU cancer researcher identifies new areas in human genomes linked to skin cancer risk

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana University cancer researcher has identified eight new genomic regions that increase a person’s risk for skin cancer. Jiali Han, Ph.D., and colleagues discovered eight new loci—locations on a person’s genome—that are susceptible to the development of squamous cell skin cancer. Han is the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor in Cancer Research at […]

Michael Schug  |  Feb 18, 2020

IU Simon Cancer Center researchers receive $3 million in NIH grants to investigate cell functions within bone marrow

INDIANAPOLIS — More than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health will allow Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center researchers to improve understanding of the complex system of how hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) survive and sustain their function in the bone marrow. Edward F. Srour, Ph.D., the Robert J. and Annie S. […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 30, 2020

IU School of Medicine hosting “Us vs. HPV” webinars for HPV Prevention Week

The Indiana University School of Medicine National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is getting ready for a week of raising awareness about human papilloma virus (HPV). “We have to protect our community,” said Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA, executive director of the National Center of Excellence. “We have to protect our children, and we […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Jan 21, 2020

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers discover emerging combination therapy that halts tumor growth based on Tyler Trent’s cell lines

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a combination therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in models, built from cells taken from Tyler Trent’s tumors. Tyler was a Purdue University student and football superfan who died on January 1, 2019, after waging a long and valiant fight against an aggressive form […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 16, 2020

IU School of Medicine researchers predict which triple negative breast cancer patients may avoid recurrence and those who are at high-risk of relapse

SAN ANTONIO — Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have discovered how to predict whether triple negative breast cancer will recur, and which women are likely to remain disease-free. They will present their findings on December 13, 2019, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the most influential gathering of breast cancer researchers and physicians in the world.   Milan Radovich, PhD, and Bryan Schneider, […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 13, 2019

Trial seeks to reduce neuropathy, improve outcomes for black women with breast cancer

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have launched a new, unique study recruiting black women with breast cancer designed to better understand and treat neuropathy, a side effect from chemotherapy. The National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial, EAZ171, is led by Bryan P. Schneider, MD, professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics and the […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 05, 2019

IU School of Medicine researcher Hal Broxmeyer awarded IU President’s Medal

When Jay Hess first arrived at Indiana University School of Medicine as dean six years ago, he received a meeting request from Hal Broxmeyer, one of the school’s legendary researchers who is internationally celebrated as the father of umbilical cord transplants. Hess suspected Broxmeyer—at the time closing in on 70 years old—might want to share […]

Karen Spataro  |  Aug 26, 2019

IU Simon Cancer Center earns NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Center designation

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has achieved the highest recognition from the National Cancer Institute: Comprehensive Cancer Center. With this elite federal designation signifying research excellence, it becomes the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Indiana and one of just 51 in the nation. Dr. Douglas Lowy, acting director […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Aug 06, 2019

Study published in 'Nature' identifies new mechanism for cancer cell growth

Winners and losers. How cancer cells bully normal cells in body. A study published today in “Nature” shines new light on the aggressive growth of cancer cells—and identifies a way to potentially make tumors more susceptible to chemotherapy. A team of investigators helmed by Dr. Rajan Gogna from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in […]

Katie Duffey  |  Jul 24, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative picks IU team for Human Cell Atlas award

INDIANAPOLIS—The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced today that a team of Indiana University School of Medicine researchers is joining a select group of scientists, computational biologists, software engineers and physicians as winners of the CZI Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas awards. The research group is led by Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD, the Marian J. Morrison […]

Katie Duffey  |  Jun 21, 2019