Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research

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Be the Force Behind Breast Cancer Research

Philanthropy is the lifeblood of research at Indiana University School of Medicine. Every day, more than 30 breast cancer researchers within the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research strive to conduct innovative investigations that turn into life-saving care. The generosity of donors helps recruit and retain outstanding faculty researchers and arms them with the resources to pursue their most promising ideas. Investing locally also means Hoosiers can be the first to access the latest clinical trials for difficult-to-treat forms of breast cancer, such as triple negative.

There are several ways to support breast cancer research at IU School of Medicine. To learn more, contact Lizzie Conkle, associate director of development, at 317-278-2120 or econkle@iu.edu.

30
Faculty Investigators
5000
sq. ft. of laboratory space
11467
healthy women have donated to Komen Tissue Bank
100 Voices of Hope

100 Voices of Hope

Funds raised through this unique program go directly toward an innovative and high-risk “research hunch” focused on breast cancer metastasis. Sixteen projects have each received $100,000 in gifted funding since 2008.
Komen Tissue Bank

Komen Tissue Bank

IU School of Medicine is home to the world’s only healthy breast tissue biorepository – or bank – a tool researchers need to determine how and why breast cancer develops.
Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts

IU physicians and scientists are grateful to families who choose to direct their loved one’s memorial gifts to breast cancer research.

Investigators

Bryan P. Schneider, MD

Bryan P. Schneider, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Schneider’s research focus is on precision medicine in oncology. He has identified several markers that predict which patients may experience extreme side effects from chemotherapy prior to treatment.
Kathy D. Miller, MD

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Ballv Lantero Professor of Oncology
Dr. Miller is a nationally recognized expert in the field of breast oncology and leads several of the clinical trials at IU School of Medicine with the aim to discover new therapies and treatments for breast cancer patients, as well preventing reoccurrence.
Rich C. Zellars, MD

Rich C. Zellars, MD

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Zellars studies how to make radiation treatment more effective while simultaneously limiting the dangerous side effects caused by the therapy. He is investigating the potential of delivering chemotherapy and radiation therapy simultaneously to help women complete treatment and get back to living their lives as quickly as possible.
Xiongbin Lu, PhD

Xiongbin Lu, PhD

Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation
Dr. Lu’s research focus is on the understanding of cancer biology, identifying novel drug targets and therapies, and developing new treatments for cancer using nanoscale biomaterials.