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"Cancer research in Indiana would have been pretty sleepy had the Walther Cancer Foundation not existed to enable it to achieve national prominence." ~ Marietta Harrison, Director, Purdue University Oncological Sciences Center
"Without the support of the Walther Cancer Foundation, it is unlikely that the IU Simon Cancer Center would exist in its present form." ~ Patrick Loehrer, Director, IU Simon Cancer Center
"The faculty recruitment programs funded by Walther have been the central piece of building cancer research at Notre Dame." ~ Thomas Burish, Provost, University of Notre Dame
"Following unconventional lines of research requires support from unconventional sponsors. [Walther’s] willingness to sponsor visionary 'out-of-the-box' research has been unparalleled." ~ Don Bergstrom, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Purdue University
"Sustaining great research requires consistent funding. Institutions like the Walther Cancer Foundation have played important roles in supporting high-impact research. Great discoveries today will mean new treatment for cancer tomorrow." ~ Jack Dixon, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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2013-2014 Grants

July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

Grant Title
Principal Investigator
Grant Amount Start Date Term:
Months
Hoosier Cancer Research Network   
The Danny Danielson Translational Innovation Award
Funding to create an award to recognize excellence in translational innovation in cancer research.
$60,000.00 10/24/2013 1
Indiana University   
Center Directors Development Funds Award
Dr. Patrick Loehrer
Flexible funds to allow the cancer center director to respond to opportunities and needs that arise.
$50,000.00 10/15/2013 12
Recruitment of Senior Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control
Dr. Patrick Loehrer
Funds that will serve as a portion of the resources needed to recruit a senior scientist in the area of cancer survivorship.
$800,000.00 7/1/2013 48
The IUSCC Personalized Cancer Genomics Initiative
Dr. Patrick Loehrer
Fund a study in breast cancer that uses the specific genetic traits of a patient's cancer as well as the patient's genetics of medication metabolism to guide therapy designed for that individual.
$1,200,000.00 7/1/2013 60
Purdue University   
Microfluidics Culture Systems
Dr. Timothy L. Ratliff
Funds to develop a more efficent system for culturing cancer cells that can be used to study the biochemical pathways in them and test their response to anti-cancer agents.
$141,258.00 7/1/2013 24
Development of Research with Affecting Cancer Together (ACT)
Dr. Timothy L. Ratliff
Funds to catalyze a partnership between the Purdue Cancer Center and ACT.
$100,000.00 7/1/2013 24
Cancer Directors Developmental Funds Award
Dr. Timothy L. Ratliff
Flexible funds to allow the cancer center director to respond to opportunities and needs that arise.
$50,000.00 10/15/2013 12
Improving the ability of Cancer Center members to discover new molecules/pathways and enhance drug discovery
Dr. Timothy L. Ratliff
Support to develop an infrastructure that allows screening and development of compounds for their activity against various pathways that could be important in cancer.
$275,285.00 10/15/2013 24
University of Notre Dame   
The ENSCCII Training Project: Engineering Novel Solutions to Cancer's Solutions to Cancer's Inter-disciplinary Interface
Dr. Sharon Stack
Funds to support graduate and post-doctoral training in cancer research.
$481,026.00 7/1/2013 36
Harper Cancer Research Institute Advancing Basic Cancer Research Grant I (ABC-I)
Dr. Sharon Stack
Funds to support collaborative research across at least two distinct disciplines.
$400,000.00 7/1/2013 24
Global Partnerships for Discovery - Gene Expression Profiling of a Unique Population of Breast Cancer Patients to Identify Novel Molecular Signatures
Dr. Sharon Stack
Funds to support genomic analysis of tissue from Kenyan women with breast cancer.
$53,000.00 7/1/2013 12
Center Directors Developmental Funds Award
Dr. Sharon Stack
Flexible funds to allow the cancer center director to respond to opportunities and needs that arise.
$50,000.00 10/2/2013 12
Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) Biosample Repository: A Unique Tissue Acquisition and Distribution Resource for Northern Indiana
Dr. Sharon Stack
Funds to support a cancer tissue repository.
$245,000.00 7/1/2013 24
Notre Dame Harper Cancer Research Faculty Support - Dr. Amanda Humm
Dr. Sharon Stack
Funds to support a junior faculty member's evolution to more senior faculty status with peer-reviewed extramural funding.
$36,898.46 7/1/2013 12
Simon-Harper Inter-Institutional Research Team (SHIIRT) Grants
Dr. Sharon Stack
Funds to support collaborative research between these two cancer centers.
$200,000.00 7/1/2013 12
Grand Totals $4,142,967.46    
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