The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer recently announced a $15 million pledge to support breast cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. This new pledge adds to the previous $20 million in commitments completed in November 2013 and will continue to fund the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories, named for the Foundation in 2010. The completion of this pledge will bring the total giving to the IU Simon Cancer Center to $35 million.
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The gift will support IU researchers as they search for gene alterations driving specific subtypes of breast cancer, identify genetic markers to improve predictive outcomes, and deliver clinical trials to patients with the goal of improving cure rates and quality of life.
The gift will also establish the Vera Bradley Foundation Scholars Program to train scientists and physicians who will be the future leaders in breast cancer research and care.