Patients from all over the world come to Indiana University Health, among the largest and most comprehensive academic healthcare systems in the United States. We provide specialized clinical expertise at the most comprehensive center of its kind in the region.
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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We use bone marrow transplants to treat patients with:
Over the past ten years, we have treated more than 1,400 cases of multiple myeloma (a cancer of the marrow that also attacks the surrounding bone). We are experts in diagnosis of bone marrow-related cancers and in the use of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
Home to the state’s only neuro-oncology program with formally trained physicians, IU Health delivers the highest level of care to people with brain and spinal tumors. We treat a high number of patients each year and have advanced experience treating brain tumors such as:
Prevention and early detection of breast cancer is our focus. There are a variety of means for detecting breast cancer. Our advanced detection technologies include:
IU Health offers the latest innovations used in the treatment of gynecological cancers. Gynecologic cancers are cancers of the female reproductive tract. They include cancers of the:
Many diagnostic advances are available only at IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, where they are being tested for general clinical use. Some originate here, so they will only be available to our patients for many years before being adopted nationally and globally.
Our head and neck cancer team is made up of a multidisciplinary group of physicians and practitioners who specialize in diagnosis and management of malignancies of the head and neck. Some of the cancers commonly treated include:
Our physicians are experts in the use of transoral laser and microsurgery to remove small tumors in the throat. We use da Vinci robotic surgery to remove tumors, a less invasive procedure with fewer surgical side effects, and proton beam radiation therapy to treat head and neck tumors in sensitive areas near important structures such as the base of the skull and optic nerves.
The kidney specialists at IU Health provide care to patients from throughout the United States and beyond. This extensive practice combines a level of expertise with a multi-disciplinary approach you can’t easily find at other medical centers.
When appropriate, therapeutic options for kidney cancer can include one or more of the following:
IU Health Simon Cancer Center is the only liver oncology program in the state with a dedicated effort in primary liver cancer. This program offers not only the greatest depth and breadth of treatment options, but also the largest number of clinical protocols to improve on the diagnosis, treatment, or understanding of toxicity for both primary and metastatic liver tumors.
For liver cancer, treatments include:
Our surgeons specifically treat thoracic malignancies. We have practiced a multidisciplinary approach to care for the past 20 years. Our multidisciplinary teams of specialists in thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pulmonology, medical oncology, dietetics, psychology, social work and nursing are leaders in diagnosing and treating patients with lung cancer.
Common terms used to describe the appearance of some lung cancer cells include:
IU Health offers people with any stage of melanoma or other complicated skin cancers comprehensive diagnostic services, specialty consultations, treatments and clinical trials. Patients of the Melanoma Program are seen in consultation during a weekly interdisciplinary clinic and have access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available.
The most common types of skin cancer are:
The specialized, multidisciplinary team at IU Health Melvin and Bren Cancer Center has extensive experience with blood cancers. The department also contains a full laboratory that delivers test results quickly. Because of these factors it is possible to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan in one day.
The Pancreatic Cancer Program at IU Health is unique for its disciplined and highly specialized process for evaluating and treating pancreatic cancer. We stand as leaders in the nation for the number of pancreatic operations performed at a single hospital.
There are two basic types of pancreatic cancer:
IU Health understands that every cancer is as different as the person it affects. Treatments for cancer patients are usually based on the type of cancer they have. Rather than basing it on the type of cancer you have, we can go one step further and determine appropriate treatments at the cellular level. Our Precision Genomics Program examines the DNA make-up of the patient as well as the patient’s unique cancer. Specifically, this program is for those cancer patients who
In collaboration with the patient’s primary oncologist, sophisticated and rigorous testing conducted by IU Health Precision Genomics allows IU Health specialists to help determine how effective a particular drug may be and the potential side effects for each patient.
The prostate cancer specialists at IU Health provide care to patients from throughout the United States. This extensive practice provides a level of expertise you cannot easily find at other medical centers. As a result, we are very familiar with even the rarest forms of these cancers.
Our physicians have more experience with sarcomas than physicians at other institutions in Indiana. You may be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of the three. Recent developments in treatment include:
IU Health offers the most extensive experience and expertise in the United States in testicular cancer. This team is world-renowned for their success in diagnosing and treating in testicular cancer. Innovations led by Dr. Lawrence Einhorn and his colleagues at IU Health have led to a 95 percent cure rate.
First, you’ll submit a completed IU Health International Patient Form along with a copy of your passport. We’ll then review your most current medical records, in English, along with any scans or tests and let you know if you’re a candidate for treatment. Then, an International Patient Coordinator will work with you, your insurance company and government to secure financial clearance.
In addition to our multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical directors, world-renowned physicians, highly skilled nurses and technicians, we offer concierge nurses and interpreting services. They’ll help to make your stay more comfortable and help you focus on your treatment and recovery.
Our staff will work with you, your primary care physician and your family to help you through your recovery. We’ll coordinate with your physician about follow-up care to make sure that your treatment is a success. We’ll also provide assistance securing the necessary prescriptions you might need.
We will provide the necessary documentation to expedite the processing of your visa to travel to Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is the closest international airport, located approximately 20 minutes west of downtown Indianapolis and the IU Health campus. For general information, please visit www.indianapolisairport.com.
Our staff can coordinate ground transportation to meet you and your family upon your arrival as well as to and from your hotel and the IU Health facility. Our concierge nurses will help you get to your appointments and assist you with registration.
Prior to your arrival, we will help you find accommodations for you and your family. Patients have access to discounted hotel rates in Indianapolis via the ProCare Network. Call (317) 974-2039 for assistance (available 24-hours-a-day, seven days per week) or visit their website.
Indianapolis is a metropolitan city with many cultural options to take advantage of. It is home to a thriving restaurant scene, exciting sports venues, and many museums. There is also a selection of churches, temples and mosques within 20 minutes of the downtown IU Health campus. To learn more about Indianapolis, view the Visit Indy website.