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IU researchers awarded $2.3 million to continue studies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine cancer researchers who have been working to lessen the debilitating side effects caused by chemotherapy have been awarded $2.3 million to continue their studies. Jill Fehrenbacher, PhD, and Mark Kelley, PhD, are...

By: Michael Schug On: November 6, 2018

IU researchers enrolling women in nationwide breast imaging study

Indiana University School of Medicine radiology researchers will recruit 3,000 women to participate in TMIST, a nationwide study comparing the two most common technologies used for breast cancer screening.Tomosynthesis, also known as three-dimensional or 3-D mammography screening, will...

By: Michael Schug On: October 26, 2018

New IU School of Medicine faculty pediatrician named Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar

A leading pediatrician will be the inaugural Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar at Indiana University School of Medicine.Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, will hold that title as well as associate professor of pediatrics. She is also a member of...

By: Michael Schug On: October 12, 2018

IU study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy

INDIANAPOLIS – Restricting protein from a cancer patient’s diet may enhance the response to immunotherapy, according to an Indiana University cancer physician researcher.Roberto Pili, MD, the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at Indiana University School of...

By: Michael Schug On: October 12, 2018

IU announces progress toward its Precision Health Grand Challenge: cancers it aims to cure, diseases it is working to prevent

Today Indiana University researchers and physicians announced progress toward their bold goals of developing cures and preventive treatments for devastating diseases prevalent among Indiana residents.IU Precision Health leaders announced they have recruited 33 new research faculty from throughout...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 6, 2018

Wood Family Foundation establishes second endowed fund to support lung cancer research

The Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation has made its second major push to advance lung cancer research at Indiana University School of Medicine with a $2 million gift in memory of Indianapolis auto executive Tom Wood.This gift...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 31, 2018

Removing barriers to advance care planning for cancer patients and their family caregivers

Thinking about death and discussing emotionally challenging topics such as end-of-life preparations are difficult for most people. Patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers face especially challenging physical and psychological experiences as they navigate a terminal disease...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2018

IU Simon Cancer Center partners with nation’s top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the United States

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has again partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 7, 2018

Research titan and revered oncologist Lawrence Einhorn, MD, to deliver 2018 commencement address

Lawrence Einhorn, MD, a titan in the field of oncology best known for pioneering the cure for testis cancer, will deliver the keynote address to the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2018 during commencement ceremonies on May 12.“...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 1, 2018

IU Simon Cancer Center awarded NCI funding to expand smoking cessation treatment

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is one of 22 centers nationwide chosen for a federally funded initiative to reduce tobacco use by cancer patients.The two-year, $500,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute is for the Cancer...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 24, 2018

Indianapolis community raises more than $700,000, creating the Chuck and Tina Pagano Cancer Research Fund at IU School of Medicine

On Friday evening (April 20), the Indianapolis community paid tribute to Chuck and Tina Pagano by raising more than $700,000 to create a cancer research fund in their names at Indiana University School of Medicine.The Chuck and Tina Pagano...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2018

Global palliative care leader to head Walther Supportive Oncology Program

An international leader in palliative care has been named the director of the new Walther Supportive Oncology Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. James (Jim) Cleary, MD, will join the faculty in July to lead the program...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 1, 2018

$14 million gift to create program focused on symptom management, mental and spiritual health of cancer patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- A $14 million gift to Indiana University School of Medicine will transform cancer care in Indiana by serving as the catalyst to build a comprehensive approach that helps patients and their families manage the symptoms, pain and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 6, 2018

Overall cancer risk not increased with use of popular diabetes medication, IU study finds

People taking a new oral medication for Type 2 diabetes can breathe a sigh of relief concerning suspicions they might be at an increased risk for many types of cancer, according to Indiana University researchers.A review of 46 clinical...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 21, 2017

Coalition of partners to provide free HPV vaccines, variety of screenings at INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair

INDIANAPOLIS – During the INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair, Cervical Cancer Free-Indiana and community partners will provide free HPV vaccinations, while cervical cancer and HPV education and blood pressure and body mass index screenings also will be...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 7, 2017

World’s leading oncology association honors Patrick J. Loehrer, MD, director of IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – The world's leading organization for oncology professionals recently honored Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., MD, director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, for his extraordinary leadership.Dr. Loehrer, HH Gregg Professor of Oncology and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 7, 2017

IU study: Many testicular cancer survivors have low testosterone levels; likely to experience other chronic health problems

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers found that many testicular cancer survivors have low testosterone levels and are more likely to have chronic health problems.In the study, the researchers found that 38 percent of 491 testicular cancer survivors had low...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 2, 2017

IU researchers awarded $2.9 million to study chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers have been awarded $2.9 million to study the debilitating side effects caused by chemotherapy that affect a significant number of cancer patients.Mark R. Kelley, PhD, the Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 2, 2017

5th annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala raises more than $1 million for research at IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second consecutive year, more than $1 million was raised for cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center during the fifth annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala on April 21.Hosted by the Indianapolis Colts...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 24, 2017

IU doctors, Purdue University researchers collaborate to create embedding program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue University's Discovery Park and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have created a collaboration that utilizes the resources of each organization in an effort to develop a device to...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2017

Computer trained to predict which AML patients will go into remission, which will relapse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have developed the first computer machine-learning model to accurately predict which patients diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, will go into remission following treatment for their disease and which will relapse."It's...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 8, 2017

IU Simon Cancer Center, nation’s cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

INDIANAPOLIS -- Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 11, 2017

Study shows risk of skin cancer doesn’t deter most college students who tan indoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- White female college students in Indiana who tan indoors know they are placing themselves at risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging, but most continue to tan indoors anyway, according to a study...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 4, 2017

Indianapolis entrepreneur gives $30 million for IU School of Medicine immunotherapy center

INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the largest gifts ever to the Indiana University School of Medicine will enable researchers to harness the power of the immune system to cure cancer and other devastating diseases -- propelling Indiana’s standing...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 13, 2016

IU Simon Cancer Center seeks high school, college applicants for 2017 Summer Research Program

IU Simon Cancer Center seeks high school, college applicants for 2017 Summer Research ProgramINDIANAPOLIS -- Students interested in gaining hands-on experiences in cancer research are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Summer Research Program at the Indiana University Melvin and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 7, 2016

High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant cures most relapsed testis cancer cases

INDIANAPOLIS – Sixty percent of men whose testicular cancer returned were cured with high-dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, according to research published by Indiana University researchers.Researchers, led by Lawrence Einhorn, MD, IU Distinguished Professor and Livestrong...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 21, 2016

IU cancer researcher awarded nearly $2.6 million to increase colorectal cancer screening

IU cancer researcher awarded nearly $2.6 million to increase colorectal cancer screening INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher has been awarded nearly $2.6 million to compare interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among underserved patients with limited resources.Susan...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 8, 2016

Oncology researcher Victoria Champion honored with naming of new center and IU President’s Medal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has announced the formation of the Champion Center for Cancer Control Research. The new center, located at the IU School of Nursing, was named for Distinguished Professor Victoria...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 3, 2016

IU School of Medicine researchers dive deep into DNA to predict adverse drug reactions

INDIANAPOLIS – Two Indiana University School of Medicine scientists are exploring uncharted genetic pathways in search of tools to predict whether patients will react well or poorly to drugs, in research supported by a new $1.69 million, three-year grant from...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 25, 2016

Tumors’ alternative energy source could become a new target for anti-melanoma therapy

INDIANAPOLIS – Melanoma tumors switch to an alternative energy system when they develop resistance to chemotherapy, making that alternative system an attractive target for new treatments, according to researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine.Malignant melanoma is one...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 28, 2016

IU cancer researcher, colleagues find new areas in human genomes linked to increased risk of skin cancer

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana University cancer researcher and colleagues have found genomic regions that are linked with an increased risk of skin cancer.Jiali Han, Ph.D., the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor in Cancer Research at IU School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 22, 2016

VA and Regenstrief researchers working to identify risk factors for colon cancer under 50

INDIANAPOLIS -- While the incidence of colon cancer has been declining in individuals 50 years old and older in the United States, it is steadily rising in those under age 50. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 21, 2016

Genomic-guided therapy leads to better outcomes for cancer patients, according to IU study

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 15, 2016

Indiana University School of Medicine receives $2 million gift from children of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi

INDIANAPOLIS -- The children of Indianapolis philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi have made a $2 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine that will be used to recruit a highly accomplished researcher focused on discovering new ways...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 12, 2016

Advertising by U.S. cancer centers soars over the past decade, new analysis shows

INDIANAPOLIS – Cancer centers promoting their services dramatically increased their advertising spending from 2005 to 2014, with the bulk of the spending by for-profit organizations, according to the results of a study published Monday.Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 11, 2016

IU announces first round of funding for $300 million Grand Challenges program to Precision Health

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University today announced that the Precision Health Initiative, a research initiative focused on patient-centered precision medicine therapies, is the first recipient of funding under the university’s new $300 million Grand Challenges Program. Led by faculty...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 20, 2016

Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala sets record with nearly $1.2 million for cancer research at IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS –The fourth annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala set a record Thursday night with nearly $1.2 million netted for cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Hosted by the Indianapolis Colts and head coach Chuck...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 22, 2016

Regenstrief, IU study finds machine learning as good as humans’ in cancer surveillance

INDIANAPOLIS -- Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. They have found that existing algorithms...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 21, 2016

Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards $100,000 women’s cancer research grant to IU Simon Cancer Center

Indianapolis -- The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded a $100,000 women's cancer research grant to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Since 2009, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has supported a women's cancer research grant at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 23, 2016

Frequent emergency room visits may reflect needed care for pediatric cancer patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- Children with cancer who visit emergency departments frequently may be doing so because it's an integral part of their care, not because they've received inadequate treatment before or are overusing such facilities, according to researchers at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 17, 2016

IU Simon Cancer Center seeks high school, college applicants for 2016 Summer Research Program

INDIANAPOLIS -- Students interested in gaining hands-on experiences in cancer research are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Summer Research Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.The annual Summer Research Program, held in partnership...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 14, 2015

Mindfulness-based stress reduction reduces chemo brain, Regenstrief and IU study reports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment, a prevalent and potentially debilitating condition that affects attention, memory and executive function in survivors, according to a new study...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 7, 2015

IU cancer researcher receives $450,000 Komen research grant

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana University cancer researcher has been awarded a $450,000 research grant from Susan G. Komen to identify epigenetic markers that drive breast cancer development.Chunyan He, Sc.D., associate professor of epidemiology at the Richard M. Fairbanks...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 18, 2015

Nanotechnology-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection

INDIANAPOLIS -- A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed by researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the IU School of Medicine and the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center holds promise for the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 17, 2015

Changes in brain associated with peripheral nerve issues caused by cancer therapy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have identified physiological changes in the brain that appear to be associated with peripheral nerve-related symptoms caused by chemotherapy.In research newly reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 16, 2015

Nanotechnology-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed and tested by researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the IU School of Medicine, and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 12, 2015

IU researchers find pathway to cancer-associated muscle weakness

INDIANAPOLIS – Cancer researchers at Indiana University and their colleagues have discovered how cancer-induced bone destruction causes skeletal muscle weakness.Led by Theresa Guise, M.D., the Jerry and Peggy Throgmartin Professor of Oncology at the IU School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 12, 2015

Biomarker predicting transplant complications may be key to treating them

INDIANAPOLIS -- A protein that can be used to predict if a stem cell transplant patient will suffer severe complications may also be the key to preventing those complications, an international research team based at the Indiana University...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 8, 2015

Two IU researchers awarded $1.6 million by Department of Defense for breast cancer study

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University researchers have been awarded nearly $1.6 million to study how a non-drug treatment may benefit women with breast cancer who also experience muscle weakness and bone loss.The Department of Defense awarded Theresa Guise,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 30, 2015

Indiana CTSI to hold annual meeting on Sept. 11 with keynote by global research leader

INDIANAPOLIS -- Carl H. June, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in the growing field of immune therapy to treat cancer, will be the Watanabe Prize winner and speaker Friday at the annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 8, 2015

New risk score for colorectal cancer could guide screening test selection

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a new risk assessment scoring system that could help physicians judge which patients can forgo invasive colonoscopy testing for cancer screening and which...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 4, 2015

IU scientists to lead $12 million national initiative for new treatments for inherited cancers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine has been selected to lead a five-year, $12 million national research project to develop new treatments for diseases of a genetic mutation that leads to disfiguring and life-threatening tumors and other...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 31, 2015

Dr. Travis leads IU Simon Cancer Center’s survivorship research efforts

INDIANAPOLIS-- An internationally recognized expert on cancer survivorship will lead the development of a new research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D., has been named the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 12, 2015

Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research earns IUPUI Signature Center designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Accomplishments in the first three years of their collaboration to fight pancreatic cancer have earned the scientists at the Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research designation as an IUPUI Signature Center.Researchers predict that the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 14, 2015

IU cancer researchers play role in FDA approval of drug for treating people after radiation exposure

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center researcher played a role in the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug to treat people exposed to potentially lethal doses of radiation.Christie M. Orschell,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 14, 2015

IU research: A microRNA may provide therapy against pancreatic cancer

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports.Led by Janaiah Kota, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 22, 2015

Nationally recognized prostate, renal and bladder cancer expert joins IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Roberto Pili, M.D., a nationally recognized expert in prostate, renal and bladder cancers, has joined the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Dr. Pili is the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 11, 2015

Researchers focus on potential tool for predicting survival, staging prostate cancer in Cancer Cell

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers with the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly decreases quality of life. The research, published online in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 20, 2015

Record number of researchers participate in IU Simon Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Day

INDIANAPOLIS – A record number of people are presenting their research Thursday during the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center's Cancer Research Day.One hundred and forty-two graduate and medical students, clinical nurses, postdoctoral and medical fellows,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 20, 2015

Doctor to thank passers-by at IUPUI who saved his life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Dr. Martin Goldstein, a physician whose life hung in the balance for precious seconds on Jan. 12, will have an opportunity to say thanks to the police officer, two women and a man who came...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 11, 2015

Third CHUCKSTRONG Tailgate Gala raises a record $720,000+ for research at IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – The CHUCKSTRONG Tailgate Gala on Friday night set a record, raising the most money in its 3-year history for cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Hosted by the Indianapolis Colts and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 25, 2015

Runners, walkers to be sprayed with foam, silly string, mist for a serious purpose

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Participants in Saturday's 5K run/walk will be sprayed with foam, silly string and mist, simulating the basic components of oral hygiene: brush, floss and rinse. But it’s all for a serious purpose....

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 22, 2015

Colorado pulmonary medicine leader and researcher named IU Department of Medicine chair

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark W. Geraci, M.D., a pulmonologist and lung cancer researcher who heads the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named the new chair...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 17, 2015

Celebrate a CHUCKSTRONG Champion in your life through Indianapolis Colts, IU Simon Cancer Center social media campaign

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center today launched a social media campaign to celebrate the CHUCKSTRONG Champions in our lives.Fans are encouraged to share a photo on Twitter,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 9, 2015

Genetic markers may help determine who benefits from aspirin, NSAIDs in lowering colorectal cancer risk

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana University cancer researcher and her colleagues have identified genetic markers that may help determine who benefits from regular use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for lowering one’s risk of developing colorectal cancer....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 17, 2015

Former IU basketball standout donates $15,000 to IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – A former Indiana University basketball standout Monday donated $15,000 to breast cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Victor Oladipo, now a guard with the Orlando Magic, donated a share of his winnings...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 10, 2015

IU researchers: Pancreatic cancer patients with particular gene signature may benefit from personalized treatment

INDIANAPOLIS – Cancer researchers at Indiana University report that about 15 percent of people with pancreatic cancer may benefit from therapy targeting a newly identified gene signature.Using data from the Cancer Genome Atlas, Murray Korc, M.D., the Myles...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 26, 2015

IU researcher identifies novel pathway that solid tumor cancer cells activate for growth

INDIANAPOLIS -- A common, yet previously undistinguished protein, which is elevated in many late-stage cancers, may play a strategic role in tumor growth through a non-conventional pathway, researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine report in the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 11, 2015

Lilly Foundation commits $1 million to support AMPATH Oncology Institute in Kenya

INDIANAPOLIS -- In conjunction with World Cancer Day, Eli Lilly and Company announced a commitment of $1 million to AMPATH in Eldoret, Kenya. The funding, provided by the Lilly Foundation, will help equip a new oncology center, hire additional...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 4, 2015

IU Simon Cancer Center seeks high school, college applicants for 2015 Summer Research Program

INDIANAPOLIS -- Students interested in gaining hands-on experiences in cancer research are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Summer Research Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.The annual Summer Research Program, held in partnership...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 10, 2014

IU-led team earns $3.3 million NIH grant to study HPV, cervical cancer in Kenyan women

INDIANAPOLIS -- An international team of oncology research specialists led by Indiana University has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study HPV and cervical cancer in Kenyan women with HIV/AIDS.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 9, 2014

IU researchers identify key mechanism and potential target to prevent leukemia

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have identified two proteins that appear crucial to the development -- and patient relapse -- of acute myeloid leukemia. They have also shown they can block the development of leukemia by targeting those proteins.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 13, 2014

Symposium focuses on ‘Innovations in Palliative Care Research, Education and Communication’

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Mary Margaret Walther Program in Palliative Care Research and Education, part of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, will host a two-day symposium, “Passages and Promises: Innovation in Palliative Care Research, Education...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 6, 2014

IU researchers: Blood test may help to diagnose pancreatic cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.In research published today in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Murray...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 28, 2014

IU Simon Cancer Center earns prestigious designation

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been recognized again as a premier cancer center by the National Cancer Institute following an in-depth peer review.The NCI renewed the IU Simon Cancer Center’...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 9, 2014

IU study: Increased number of moles may indicate higher breast cancer risk for women

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher and colleagues have found that the number of moles on a woman’s body might predict her risk of developing breast cancer.Jiali Han, Ph.D., the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 3, 2014

IU physician scientist to celebrate 10 years of Miles for Myeloma with 300-mile, 3-day bike ride

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University physician scientist will soon settle onto his bicycle’s saddle, setting out on a 300-mile journey to raise awareness and funds for a rare form of blood cancer.For the 10th consecutive year,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 30, 2014

$1 million raised in honor of IU physician scientist who cured testicular cancer on 40th anniversary of milestone

INDIANAPOLIS – Gifts totaling $1 million in honor of the 40th anniversary of the cure for testicular cancer were announced Saturday at a celebration for the physician scientist who developed the treatment.Family, friends, colleagues, and men grateful for their...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 29, 2014

Blocking one gene could aid social behavior in some forms of autism, IU scientists report

INDIANAPOLIS -- Blocking a single gene that is active in the brain could provide a means to lessen behavioral problems among children with a common genetic disease, many of whom are also diagnosed with an autism disorder, according...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 19, 2014

Research and patients see quick benefits from novel IU School of Medicine-IU Health collaboration

INDIANAPOLIS -- After two years of investment by the Indiana University School of Medicine-IU Health Strategic Research Initiative, patients are reaping the benefits of new genetic testing systems, neuroscience specialists are creating new tools to battle concussions, and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 27, 2014

National Cancer Institute names IU Simon Cancer Center one of 30 sites in the new National Clinical Trials Network

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been selected as one of only 30 sites in the country to lead cancer clinical trials in a new national network.The National Cancer Institute designated the IU...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 26, 2014

IU cancer researchers earn funding for pediatric cancer studies

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University cancer researchers have earned funding to continue their studies focusing on children with cancer.Yan Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and a researcher at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 11, 2014

Cell plasticity may provide clues to origin of aggressive type of breast cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Healthy breast cells may be able to reinvent themselves -- some have the flexibility to change after they are mature -- which leads researchers to postulate that similarities exist between this occurrence and the origins of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 4, 2014

IU researcher and Komen Tissue Bank contribute to international study on genes and puberty

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 160 institutions were involved in an international project, published today in the journal Nature, proving that the age at which girls reach sexual maturity can be influenced by either parent. This is the first time...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 23, 2014

IU researchers identify events causing bone marrow inflammation that can lead to blood disorders

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia, an Indiana University-led...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 3, 2014

IU cancer researcher earns Conquer Cancer Foundation grant

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.Costantine Albany, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 26, 2014

Record number of researchers participate in IU Simon Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Day

INDIANAPOLIS -- A record number of people are presenting their research on Thursday during the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center's Cancer Research Day.One hundred and forty-one graduate and medical students, clinical nurses, postdoctoral and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 28, 2014

IU specialist joins U.S. team to read Pap tests in Botswana campaign against cervical cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Normally when Barbara McGahey Frain of the IU School of Medicine goes to evaluate a pathology sample, she needs only to walk down the hall.This month, however, she and 10 colleagues from around the country will...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 16, 2014

IU, Paradigm team up to test genomic sequencing for women with aggressive form of breast cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University cancer researchers are testing whether therapy incorporating advanced genomic technology will provide better outcomes than current treatments for those with an aggressive form of breast cancer.Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 15, 2014

Businessman’s battle with cancer prompts $1.3 million gift to IU School of Medicine

INDIANAPOLIS -- A prominent Indiana businessman, civic leader and IU alumnus has committed more than $1.3 million to the Indiana University School of Medicine to fuel advances in research, education and care related to urologic diseases and to honor...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 13, 2014

Dementia diagnosis twice as likely if older adult has schizophrenia; cancer less likely

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research who followed over 30,000 older adults for a decade have found the rate of dementia diagnosis for patients with schizophrenia to be twice as...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 5, 2014

Second Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala generates $632,000 for research at IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sporting tailgate attire, more than 500 people gathered Friday night at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for the second annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala, raising $632,000 for cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 3, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Lyme disease, why we sleep, and tips for best care in the ER

INDIANAPOLIS -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 27 includes segments about Lyme disease in both humans and dogs, how to ease the symptoms of breast cancer, and ways to get the best care in the emergency room.How...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2014

Leading gastrointestinal cancer expert joins IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS -- A leading gastrointestinal cancer expert has joined the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Bert Howard O'Neil, M.D., has been named the inaugural Joseph W. and Jackie J. Cusick Professor of Oncology and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 8, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Pancreatic cancer tests, skin cancer laser treatment, and ethics in the news

INDIANAPOLIS -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 6 includes segments about a new test that indicates whether pancreatic cysts are benign, a minimally invasive treatment for basal cell  carcinoma, and spelling out the ABCs of breast cancer.Can...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 3, 2014

IU physician-researcher elected a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., the physician-researcher who developed the cure for testicular cancer, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research.Dr. Einhorn, Indiana University Distinguished Professor and a physician-researcher at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 31, 2014

IU, Regenstrief study: New noninvasive colorectal cancer screening tool highly accurate

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study of nearly 10,000 average-risk, asymptomatic men and women from 90 sites across the United States reports that a multi-target stool DNA test -- a new noninvasive colorectal cancer screening tool that...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 19, 2014

Cancer researcher has dual roles at IU Simon Cancer Center, Fairbanks School of Public Health

INDIANAPOLIS – An internationally recognized cancer researcher who links genes to diseases with their environmental triggers has assumed dual roles at the new Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 6, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Nursing home quality of life, hospice care, and palliative care for children

INDIANAPOLIS -- "Sound Medicine" announces its program for March 9, including segments about palliative care, consoling grieving parents, and preventing infertility in cancer patients.How can nursing homes improve quality of life for its residents? A new study conducted...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 6, 2014

Game Changer: Biomarker identified for noncancerous pancreatic cysts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a highly accurate, noninvasive test to identify benign pancreatic cysts, which could spare patients years of nerve-racking trips to the doctor or potentially dangerous surgery.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 11, 2014

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