SJP Cancer Research

SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund

Since 2007 the Heroes Foundation has funded the Susan J. Patrick Clinical Fellowship, to endow a Clinical Fellowship at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.  This fund has been modified and re-named the SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund to better represent the Heroes Foundation’s interest in providing support to a clinical or research fellow or research project.  The goal remains the same: to create an endowed fund that makes a measureable impact on moving cancer care forward by jumpstarting promising research.  Income from this endowment will support research in the Division of Hematology/Oncology within the Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).

This endowed fund was created in honor of Susan J. Patrick, Cindy Todd’s mother, who was instrumental in supporting Vince Todd, Jr. through his battle with cancer.  A two time cancer survivor, Susan succumbed to this deadly disease after bravely battling her third diagnosis.  This funding opportunity allows IUSM faculty to recruit promising young physician researchers from around the world to train in an environment that fosters the merging of research and treatment.  These researchers not only focus their training on the treatment of specific groups of diseases but also learn to translate laboratory research so that patients benefit from innovative approaches to care.  IUSM Fellows participate in collaborative research efforts as well as conduct independent investigations.

To donate to the SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund, click HERE.