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IU Health, School Of Medicine Plan $150M Project

Last updated on Friday, April 27, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana University School of Medicine is partnering with an Indiana hospital network for a $150 million push to develop new treatments for cancer, heart disease and neurological conditions.

The Indianapolis medical school and the Indiana University Health hospital network say they'll both spend $75 million over the next five years on research projects and clinical trials seeking innovative new treatments for the wide-ranging illnesses.

IU School of Medicine officials say the goal is to fund research that will fundamentally change medicine's understanding of the diseases.

Officials say the Strategic Research Initiative will provide patients with access to internationally renowned physicians and new therapies developed through research and clinical trials. It also will make use of the latest genetic tools to develop personalized therapies.

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