Conditions & Treatments

Our cancer specialists at Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center provide you with the latest therapies, address your unique needs and questions, and guide you through the healthcare system to ensure your treatment and patient experience are as smooth as possible. Our nationally- and internationally-renowned experts focus on specific cancers, providing you and your family with assurance that you are receiving the highest level of medical care.

IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center not only provides the highest level of patient care, but is also specifically focused on research and education. This facility is the only patient care cancer center in Indiana to receive the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, recognizing the facility for scientific excellence, for discovery and development of more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and for educating health care professionals and the public.

More information can be found in our 2014 Cancer Program Annual Report, and specific information about cancer research can be found on the Indiana University School of Medicine website.

Blue Distinction Center Designation

In 2012 Indiana University Health University Hospital was designated as a Blue Distinction Center by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the area of complex and rare cancers. Complex and rare cancers include acute leukemia (inpatient, non-surgical), bladder, esophageal, gastric, head and neck, liver (primary), pancreatic, rectal, soft tissue sarcomas, and thyroid (medullary and/or anaplastic). Blue Distinction Center certification is awarded only to select programs that emphasize best-practice care and achieve excellent outcomes.

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    Carmen's Video
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    After being diagnosed with a form of leukemia, Teresa is living with her cancer by doing what she loves and spending time with family.

    Teresa's Video