The Brown Center for Immunotherapy at Indiana University School of Medicine was established in December 2016 with a $30 million gift from Indianapolis entrepreneur and IU School of Medicine alumnus Don Brown. The mission of the Brown Center is to develop new treatments and cure disease through the use of cell-based immunotherapies.
Working in partnership with leaders from private industry, researchers at the center will improve the application of cellular therapy for cancers and pioneer use of this powerful technology for other diseases. The center ultimately seeks to develop innovative methods to make this highly specialized therapy accessible to large numbers of patients so it makes the greatest impact on patients’ lives.
Researching immunotherapy for cancer and neurodegenerative disorders
The Brown Center for Immunotherapy will initially focus on multiple myeloma and breast cancer, two diseases for which IU School of Medicine and its clinical partner Indiana University Health have a strong foundation of talent, sizable patient populations and existing resources that can be leveraged to maximize impact.