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Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

International Impact of Physician Scientists

Throughout its history, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have made seminal discoveries and other contributions that have influenced the treatment of myriad cancers in the United States and around the world. Through their leadership, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientists bring recognition to Indiana as a significant contributor to the life sciences field and biomedical research.

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Kelvin P. Lee, MD

Distinguished Professor

Kelvin Lee, MD, a world-recognized medical oncologist and multiple myeloma researcher, is director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

D. Wade Clapp, MD, was at the forefront of identifying effective treatments for NF1, a previously untreatable and sometimes life-threatening class of tumors.

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Lawrence Einhorn, MD

Distinguished Professor

Lawrence Einhorn, MD, developed the curative chemotherapy regimen for testis cancer, the most common cancer seen in young men. His clinical research team was instrumental in the approval of cisplatin, etoposide and ifosfamide by the FDA.

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Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor

Patrick Loehrer, MD, led a team that established the standard of care for thymic cancers worldwide and was the clinical co-leader of a research team that explained the molecular aspects of developing this rare cancer for The Cancer Genome Atlas. He led creation of the AMPATH Oncology program in western Kenya.

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Anna M. Storniolo, MD

Andrew and Peggy Thomson Professor of Hematology Oncology

Anna Maria Storniolo, MD, and colleagues established the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, the world’s only healthy breast tissue bank.

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Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

Teresa Zimmers, PhD, is among only a few researchers in the country who evaluate the mechanisms of commonly seen side effects in patients with cancer, including cognitive dysfunction (or “chemo brain”) and cachexia (loss of body weight and muscle mass).

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Media Interviews

To schedule an interview with an IU School of Medicine faculty member or request materials and resources about cancer research, contact Christina Griffiths on the IU School of Medicine media relations team. For information specific to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center research and programs, email Michael Schug.

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