Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly Hoosier Oncology Group) was founded in 1984 by a small group of community-based oncologists and faculty members at the Indiana University Cancer Center. Our founders (pictured from left), Kenneth Pennington, Patrick Loehrer, Sr., Rafat Ansari, RM Prasad Mantravadi, William B. Fisher, and Lawrence Einhorn, had a vision to bring academic and community physicians together to develop cancer trials tailored to community needs.
Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has initiated more than 160 clinical trials in a variety of cancer types, enrolling 5,000 patients and producing more than 300 publications. During this time, our network has grown steadily and now consists of more than 300 academic and community member sites, including subsites, throughout the United States and beyond. Hoosier Cancer Research Network’s reputation as a full-service clinical trial management organization has resulted in key partnerships in recent years. HCRN currently provides trial management and sample logistics for the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, and serves as the Administrative Headquarters of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium.