Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute

Innovative Drug Discovery and DesignConnecting Research Strengths Across the State Collaborative Teams Drive Innovation Developing Imaging Tools for Cancer Detection and TreatmentEstablishing Preclinical Models for Drug TestingDeciphering Distinct Molecular Signatures of Cancer



Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer.  Our programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery.


HCRI Mission Statement:

Innovative and integrative research confronting the complex challenges of cancer


Engineering Faculty Named to Endowed Positions

August 25, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

David B. Go, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and concurrent associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Ashley P. Thrall, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering & earth sciences, have been named endowed faculty in the College of Engineering.…

New publication: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)- Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer

August 24, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Interested in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma? 
Check out a recently published book by Daniel Miller, University of Missouri, and edited by HCRI Director, Dr. Sharon Stack. 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer

CTSI Awards for Notre Dame Engineering Faculty

August 03, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Two Notre Dame faculty from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering have been awarded Project Development Team (PDT) grants on behalf of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.


Annual Mirko Jurkovic Golf Outing

Sat Aug 29, 2015 • Knollwood Country Club, 16633 Baywood Ln, Granger, Indiana 46530 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Join us for the annual Mirko Jurkovic Memorial Golf Outing in memory of former ND football player, Mirko Jurkovic #74, who fought a long and hard battle with Colon Cancer. 


Please visit the Mirko Jurkovic Facebook page for more information: Prayers for Mirko Jurkovic 

Saturday Science Exploration Series

Sat Sep 5, 2015 12:00PM - 1:00PM • Room 101, Jordan Hall • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Saturday Science Exploration Series

Room 101, Jordan Hall

Originally published at gameday.nd.edu.…

Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame... and Beyond!

Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:00PM - 6:30PM • Raclin-Carmichael Hall, 1234 Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Are you interested in breast cancer research? 
​Stop by IU School of Medicine- South Bend (Raclin-Carmichael Hall) and learn about research being done at Notre Dame. This event is FREE and open to the public!