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Simon Cancer Center recognized among best in country, gets $13.8 million grant

It's now a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - On the Health Beat, the IU Health Simon Cancer Center is being recognized as one of the best in the country.

It's now a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center.

It's the only one in Indiana and just one of 51 nationally.

"The NCI cancer centers which are distributed among 36 states really are the major engines of discovering in cancer research but they are also critical places for delivering quality cancer care," said Dr. Douglas Lowy, National Cancer Institute.

The Simon Center was also awarded a five-year $13.8 million grant for research and technology.