Mission & Goals

Our mission and goals are the driving forces that unite and stimulate our diverse group of investigators, whose talents, strengths and resources lead to better research, better education and better patient care.


The mission of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is to decrease the mortality and suffering from cancer  by conducting outstanding translational research, providing excellence in education, and by delivering high quality patient-centered care.


To eradicate cancer as a health care burden to our global society


  • Foster excellence in transdisciplinary research
  • Translate research into the clinic to provide the highest-quality multidisciplinary patient care
  • Provide nationally recognized, interdepartmental graduate and postgraduate education and training programs
  • Expand the statewide comprehensive cancer control program