Indiana University researchers and physicians have announced progress toward their bold goals of developing cures and preventive treatments for devastating diseases prevalent among Indiana residents.
IU Precision Health leaders announced that they have recruited 33 new research faculty from throughout the country and built some of the most advanced research and clinical capabilities in the Midwest with the goals of:
- Developing new approaches for treating triple negative breast cancer and multiple myeloma that will cure more of these patients.
- Curing more children with pediatric sarcoma, a particularly deadly cancer found in tissues such as tendons, bones and muscle.
- Preventing the onset and progression of Type 2 diabetes by discovering what biological factors trigger the disease and tailoring treatments to individuals.
- Slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by researching the role of the immune system and developing new immunotherapies.
A news release is available online.