Outreach and education are key aspects of the IU Simon Cancer Center’s mission. We reach out to the public, health professionals, cancer researchers, and other organizations to enhance community awareness of cancer-related issues.
The Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) is a statewide network of public and private organizations dedicated to collaboratively reducing the cancer burden through the development and implementation of a state cancer control plan. The organization of ICC was a major initial goal of the IU Simon Cancer Center. The consortium resulted from the collaborative efforts of the IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana State Department of Health, and the Great Lakes Division of the American Cancer Society.
The importance of clinical trials as well as the prevention and early detection of cancer are emphasized by the IU Simon Cancer Center as an exhibitor in numerous community health fairs held in a variety of settings, including hospitals, workplaces, churches and schools. Health fairs are staffed by oncology nurses, social workers, physicians and patient educators.
The IU Simon Cancer Center has been a sponsor and exhibitor since 2004 at the Black Expo Summer Celebration's Black and Minority Health Fair, which is the largest health fair in the nation and provides more than 100,000 health screenings each year.