Hammer Down Cancer

Hammer Down Cancer Games

Every year, a series of athletic games connects the Boilermaker community’s love for football, basketball and finding a cure for cancer. The Hammer Down Cancer games raise money for the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, one of only seven National Cancer Institute designed Basic Laboratory Cancer Centers in the US.

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research translates ideas into innovative technology and therapeutics that improve lives. More than 125 researchers across campus come together through Purdue’s Center for Cancer Research to fight cancer. Importantly, this research is working; with multiple drugs in the pipelines, hundreds of patents, and many active clinical trials, Purdue is truly hammering down cancer.

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Upcoming Hammer Down Cancer games

Share your game day pics using #HammerDownCancer and tag @PUCancerCenter  



Saturday, Oct. 23 | 3 p.m.

Purdue vs. Wisconsin



Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022