Research


Monogrammed Medicine

Your gifts to support the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer support breast cancer research in Indiana that is applicable worldwide.

Only in the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories are researchers able to pinpoint the perfect drug or drugs to fight breast tumors and sync this knowledge with each woman’s genetic and personal profile. It’s exciting for us to know that this work—that will impact care everywhere—is only possible because of funding from our Foundation.

Monogrammed Medicine is unique because researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center are designing therapies that consider both the genetics of the tumor and the woman it has invaded. Our researchers are learning how to predict and adjust if a patient lacks a critical enzyme to metabolize a drug, or if the antacid she takes interferes with treatment effectiveness, or if the treatment will be too toxic for her to withstand. Threading these intricate strands of information means that the breast cancer therapy prescribed is hers and hers alone. It’s Monogrammed Medicine.

Read more on the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center website.