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December 19, 2013

Estate of Middlebury couple gives $400K to cancer research

Estate of Middlebury couple gives $400K to cancer research


Randy Christophel, president and chief executive officer of Indiana University Health Goshen, accepted the oversized check along with Dr. Roderich Schwarz, medical director at IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

“I didn’t know the Poyser’s but they’d be great people to get to know,” Christophel said. smiling.

The following three major priorities will be used from the gift:

• Construction of the Poyser Cancer Research Department. The IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care’s research program has grown dramatically, and the portfolio of clinical trials is one of the most sophisticated in the state. This new and expanded space will allow the Center for Cancer Care to continue to increase the number of all patients in the Center entered into clinical trials.

• Support of dedicated research. This research is coordinated between IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care and The Harper Cancer Research Institute – a partnership between the IU School of Medicine and University of Notre Dame.

“Currently, we are working on research specific to tissue studies focusing on numerous types of cancer, including breast, colorectal and pancreatic, prostate, lung, and melanoma,” Schwarz said.

• Expand cancer screening outreach in the communities we serve, and to reach out to uninsured and under insured individuals whose resources may keep them from the care they need.

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