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


Cancer research a ‘moral obligation’

May 02, 2016 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage



Vice President Joe Biden’s call for a global commitment to cancer research is welcomed by Sharon Stack.

Read more: https://www.nd.edu/features/cancer-moral-obligation/.

Notre Dame Students to Conduct Clinical Research in New York

April 26, 2016 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

For the first time ever, two Notre Dame undergraduate students—Anne Grisoli and Richard Felli—and two graduate students—Katelyn Ludwig and Steve Marczak—will spend the summer conducting laboratory and clinical research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York. All four are recipients of the inaugural Precision Medicine Research Fellowships, which enable Notre Dame students to live and work at one of the premier clinical research facilities on the East Coast.

Cancer treatment system wins 2016 McCloskey Business Plan Competition

April 22, 2016 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Certus Therapeutics

A novel platform for delivering cancer treatment drugs was the grand prizewinner of the 16th Annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition, an annual competition sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship.


Cancer Survivor's Day

Sat Jun 4, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM • Four Winds Field, 501 W South St, South Bend, Indiana 46601 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Join us at Four Winds Field for Cancer Survivors Day sponsored by RiverBend Cancer Services. 

Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.…

Golf Around the Bend

Wed Jun 8, 2016 10:00AM - 3:00PM • Harbor Shores Golf Course 201 Graham Ave, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Please join us for Golf Around the Bend at the preeminent Harbor Shores Golf Club

Golf Around The Bend


Date: June 8, 2016
Location: 201 Graham Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI
Home to the Senior PGA Championship
This exclusive golf event is limited to just 36 teams. Golfers will enjoy a buffet lunch, 18 holes on one of the most coveted courses in the Midwest, a chance to win a BMW and a Cadillac and a cocktail reception with awards.

Kelly Cares Foundation Invitational

Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:00AM - 6:00PM • Lost Dunes Golf Club, 9300 Red Arrow HWY, Bridgman MI 49106 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Join us at the second annual Kelly Cares Invitational at the beatiful Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, MI.
The day will feature a shotgun scramble, dinner, and a special presentation to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and the Lou Holtz Foundation.
Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, MI