National Cancer Institute renews IU Simon Cancer Center's designation

October 30, 2014

The IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been again recognized as a premier cancer center by the National Cancer Institute following an in-depth peer review.

In this video, Patrick Loehrer, M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center, discusses the significance of the National Cancer Institute designation for the center -- one of only 68 in America and the only one in Indiana that provides patient care.

The National Cancer Institute renewed the IU Simon Cancer Center’s Cancer Center Support Grant and the prestigious designation following a multi-step competitive process. Overall, the institute rated the cancer center’s research activities as “excellent” and awarded it a five-year, $7.8 million support grant -- an increase of 20 percent from the previous award in 2008.

Dr. Loehrer is also associate dean for cancer research and H. H. Gregg Professor of Oncology; Professor of Medicine at the IU School of Medicine.