Partners for a Cure

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The Challenge

The Directors from the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Southern California's Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that between the two organizations there is a tremendous overlap between Notre Dame's basic cancer research and USC's clinical cancer research. They decided to combine forces and combat cancer together. 

The Impact

Notre Dame and USC will use the funds raised to collaborate on groundbreaking areas of research with clinical significance. An initial team of Notre Dame and USC scientists and clinicians have been identified to develop new, early detection technologies capable of increasing the survival rate of two understudied cancers: pancreatic cancer and neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. With additional funds raised, other projects will focus on developing solutions to bone and brain metastasis, identifying new approaches to immunotherapy, and addressing issues of clinical importance in cervical, oral, and colorectal cancer.