The Walther Center in Global Palliative Care & Supportive Oncology is based at Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center from which its international reach extends.
The aim of the Walther Center’s work is to advance global palliative care and supportive oncology through policy, research, education and practice for the relief of pain and suffering worldwide.
Key collaborations, strategic partnerships and the principle of balance are crucial to our work. The ultimate aim of these collective efforts is to ensure palliative care and supportive oncology policies are developed in a way that translates into evidence-based research to inform best practice to alleviate the pain and suffering that millions of patients and caregivers worldwide experience.
The Walther Center’s work engages a 3-pronged approach to accomplish these aims: