The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has received what it calls an elite federal designation. The center is now recognized as a National Cancer Institute-Comprehensive Cancer Center, making it the only one of its kind in Indiana and just the 51st in the nation. The IU Simon Cancer Center received an "outstanding" rating by NCI reviewers and has been awarded a five-year, $13.8 million grant to support its research programs and shared facilities.