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  • Cancer Resource Guide

    July 14, 2014

    Several Tippecanoe County area organizations are collaborating to create a resource guide for people with cancer. The guide containsinformation on community resources that people may need during treatment, such as assistance with understanding health insurance, counseling, pain management and support groups.

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  • 4th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium: Genes, the Environment and Breast Cancer Risk

    July 10, 2014

    The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention, to discuss the impact of environmental factors such as foods, stress, exercise on the genome. The symposium will take us on a journey across disciplines to study different levels of gene environment interactions. Concretely, we will explore the epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression control, health policy and practices, socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which these environmental factors come into play.

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Featured Research Initiatives

Cancer Care Engineering

CCECancer Care Engineering applies systems engineering principles and unique data visualization and statistical model building to the broad spectrum of cancer prevention, treatment, and care delivery.
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Cancer Culture and Community

Design ElementThe Cancer Culture and Community program features an annual Colloquium focused on the human response to cancer as expressed through literature.
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Cancer Prevention

AppleA recent report from the American Cancer Society estimates that 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifiable lifestyle factors and appropriate use of available screening for early detection of cancers.
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Cancer Prevention Interdisciplinary Education Program (CPIP)

The Cancer Prevention Interdisciplinary Education Program is a National Cancer Institute funded program to faculty partnering with the Oncological Sciences Center and the Discovery Learning Center. The program provides support and curricular activities for undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of attracting and training researchers in the area of cancer prevention.
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Walther Oncology, Physical Sciences & Engineering Embedding Program

The Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue and the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center have created the Walther Oncology Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Embedding Program through a collaborative grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation.
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International Breast Cancer and Nutrition

The international breast cancer and nutrition (IBCN) project is focused on breast cancer prevention research to inform health communication, interventions, and public policy. This project benefits from a global perspective through the establishment of culturally aware multidisciplinary and international collaborations.
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Cancer Care Engineering IU Health Arnett

Although Purdue University is not affiliated with a medical school, it is in close proximity to two community hospitals with which it has established a research relationship. These hospitals serve as the basis of a regional medical hub that services the great Lafayette area where Purdue is located.
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Cancer Research Advocate Program

Purdue University's Oncological Sciences Center is launching a cancer advocacy network to advance research for cancer prevention and treatment and to support the sample collection effort at IU Health Arnett for the Cancer Care Engineering colorectal cancer discovery clinical trial.
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