Through the generous support of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, the IU School of Medicine is training a new generation of breast cancer researchers. Vera Bradley Foundation Scholars come from around the globe to collaborate with faculty and each other to advance our understanding of breast cancer and improve care for women.
Meet Xi Wu, PhD
Xi Wu, PhD, was just four years old when she began to notice her great-grandmother’s health failing. Their daily visits to the park weren’t the same, and she soon learned from her parents that breast cancer was to blame. “Thinking about her is always a reminder that breast cancer impacts so many families. We need to find better treatments,” Wu says. “For me, breast cancer research has always been personal.”