Football Team Set to Hammer Down Cancer
Oct. 7, 2014

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In support of cancer research and in honor of cancer survivors, the Purdue football program will wear special neon yellow logos on its helmets this weekend in the Hammer Down Cancer Game against eighth-ranked Michigan State.

The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Saturday's gameday sponsor, uses yellow as its color to honor its work to cure cancer and to honor cancer survivors. The Boilermakers will wear the special helmets, along with neon yellow shoelaces, socks and gloves. Purdue also will wear all white uniforms for the game against the Spartans. Michigan State will wear a dark-colored jersey.

The Center for Cancer Research leverages Purdue University's strengths in engineering, veterinary medicine, nutrition science, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, structural biology and biological sciences, to establish its foundational base. These core strengths form the sustaining underpinning through which the Center for Cancer Research facilities a focus on understanding the biology of the cancer cell, developing innovative technology that can be used to probe cancer-related phenomena, creating diagnostic and imaging tools, and synthesizing unique therapeutic chemical entities that can be delivered to the cancer cell by novel technology.



As a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research is making significant contributions to emerging technologies such as cancer vaccines and combination chemotherapy. It specializes in translational research that saves lives by translating laboratory findings into new and innovative therapies as quickly as possible.

Purdue and Michigan State will square off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. The game will be televised live by ABC.


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