"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
Walther Cancer Foundation
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2015-2016 Grants

July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

Grant Title
Principal Investigator
Grant Amount Start Date Term:
Indiana University
Center Directors Developmental Funds Award
Dr. Patrick Loehrer
$100,000.00 10/15/2015 12
Walther Bioinformatics-Molecular Genomics/Genetics Joint IU-Purdue Initiative
Dr. Patrick Loehrer
$2,000,000.00 7/1/2015 24
Cancer and Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment: Mechanisms and Management
Dr. Diane Von Ah
$330,224.00 7/1/2015 36
Comprehensive Supportive Oncology Program at Indiana University
Dr. Anantha Shekhar
$4,000,000.00 10/15/2015 60
Indiana University Health
Institutionalizing Advance Care Planning in Key Communities Across Indiana
Dr. Steven Ivy
$185,093.18 7/1/2015 12
Purdue University
Center Directors Developmental Funds Award
Dr. Timothy L. Ratliff
$100,000.00 10/15/2015 12
University of Notre Dame
Center Directors Developmental Funds Award
Dr. Sharon Stack
$100,000.00 10/15/2015 12
The ENSCCII Training Project II: Engineering Novel Solutions to Cancer's Challenges at the Inter-disciplinary Interface
Dr. Sharon Stack
$516,278.00 7/1/2015 36
Harper Cancer Research Institute Advancing Basic Cancer Research Grant II (ABC-II)
Dr. Sharon Stack
$400,000.00 7/1/2015 36
Simon-Harper Inter-Institutional Research Team (SHIIRT) Grants
Dr. Sharon Stack
$250,000.00 7/1/2015 24
Seeding Research in Cancer
Dr. Sharon Stack
$100,000.00 7/1/2015 12
Grand Total $8,081,595.18
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