National Recognition

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Indiana and one of just 51 in the nation. The comprehensive designation is the highest level of recognition awarded by the National Cancer Institute, the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training, and is the gold standard for cancer centers.

In 2019, NCI reviewers rated IU Simon Cancer Center as “outstanding” and awarded a five-year, $13.8 million grant to support the center’s research programs and shared equipment and resources.

News Update

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has achieved the highest recognition from the National Cancer Institute: Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Media Resources

To schedule an interview with an IU School of Medicine faculty member or request materials and resources about cancer research, contact Christina Griffiths on the IU School of Medicine media relations team. For information specific to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center research and programs, email Michael Schug.

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