Our Research

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) has some of the best investigative minds in the world gathered in one place. More than 110 researchers across the University share ideas, insights and findings to drive cancer research further than any single laboratory could do alone. Together, they focus on a shared goal: creating a world without cancer. 

A National Cancer Institute-designated basic science cancer center, PCCR is among the most efficient and prolific in the nation. It is responsible for 14 potential drugs in clinical trials and more than 40 compounds in preclinical development, making it a leader in drug development. Technology stemming from research at the center has generated 14 startup companies within the past five years alone. 

Research programs within the center focus on basic research that advances cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. Explore our programs

PCCR’s Shared Resources for researchers are critical to our ultimate goal of putting an end to cancer. We’re using cutting-edge equipment and facilities, providing access to the most up-to-date expertise and making innovative use of our abundant partnerships. Check out our Shared Resources.

Finally, we have several exciting opportunities to contribute to the world-leading developments happening at PCCR. Learn more about ways to support our research.