The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is a patient care, research, and educational organization within the Indiana University School of Medicine, located on the school’s main campus in Indianapolis.
Established in 1992 as the IU Cancer Center, it has been an National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center since 1999 and is the only center with such distinction in Indiana that provides patient care. It changed its name in 2006 to reflect the philanthropic support of the Melvin and Bren Simon family.
Our physicians and scientists are primarily faculty of the IU School of Medicine, but also include representatives from the schools of nursing and dentistry as well as the Purdue University School of Science.
Our physicians combine their resources and talents, working together as a team with patients, nurses, allied health professionals, as well as basic and behavioral scientists to address the full spectrum of patient needs - physical as well as emotional, psychological and spiritual.
Our research is vigorous, innovative and devoted to taking an improved cancer care into the future.
And our educational programs ensure that this innovation and quality of care become the mantra of the health professionals and scientists of tomorrow.
Our mission is to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of cancer throughout Indiana and the world with patient-centered care, acceleration of promising science and collaborative educational programs.
The benefits to our patients are clear: a wide range of innovative treatment options, expert teams of diverse professionals focused on their specific cancer type, and attention to all cancer care needs in one setting.