Penn State joins Big Ten schools in cancer research
The Associated Press | 06.04.13
(Hershey) -- Big Ten schools including Penn State are banding together on cancer research.
The universities formally started the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium this month in Chicago. Researchers say the consortium's activities will benefit patients because researchers will work together to turn ideas into new potential treatments.
They say the partnership is a powerful collaboration because of the impact each university has already made in cancer research.
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is part of the consortium. The institute describes itself as having special research emphasis on cancer-producing behaviors more prevalent in an underserved rural population.
The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is made up of the following universities and cancer centers:
- Indiana University (Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center)
- Northwestern University (Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)
- Penn State (Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute)
- Purdue University (Purdue University Center for Cancer Research)
- Rutgers University (The Cancer Institute of New Jersey becomes part of Rutgers on July 1)
- University of Illinois (University of Illinois Cancer Center)
- University of Iowa (Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center)
- University of Michigan (University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center)
- University of Minnesota (Masonic Cancer Center)
- University of Nebraska (Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center)
- University of Wisconsin (Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center)
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