A clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine has led to the first FDA-approved drug to treat uveal melanoma. Patient Kathy Huyser, who was part of the clinical trial, has been taking it weekly for the past four years and said the drug saved her life.
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Sophisticated radiotracers consisting of a biological component engineered to latch on to cancer cells and interchangeable radioactive isotopes that can make those cells visible on a PET scan — and then destroy them — are providing physicians with more tools to fight certain cancers.
UChicago Medicine can begin detailed design and site planning for Illinois' first freestanding comprehensive cancer care and research facility.
Wendy Stock, MD, and Peter H. O'Donnell, MD, were chosen to lead committees of a national network for cancer clinical trials.
A study provides insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying chemotherapy response in advanced ovarian cancer, which may allow scientists to develop effective treatments for patients.
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed M. Eileen Dolan, PhD, Professor of Medicine, as its Deputy Director, effective January 3, 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to steep declines in cancer screenings, particularly in underserved communities, which have led to decreased diagnoses and could result in thousands of deaths, worsening cancer disparities.
Radiologist Kirti Kulkarni, MD, discusses why patients with dense breasts face an increased risk of breast cancer and may need supplemental tests after a mammogram.
Stress can manifest in the body in many ways, including in stomach or GI discomfort. If your primary care physician identifies symptoms of a chronic GI condition or other warning signs, they may refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Tara Henderson, MD, MPH, has been named the new chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the University of Chicago Medicine. The renowned cancer specialist will also become service line chief of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA).
Cancers of the digestive system usually develop by chance or are related to a risk factor such as smoking or obesity. But in some cases, it runs in families and the risk of getting cancer is passed down from generation to generation.
The HPV vaccine protects against some of the deadliest, most disfiguring and hard-to-treat cancers. Here is what parents of teens and pre-teens should know about the HPV vaccine.
Telemedicine at UChicago Medicine
For your convenience and safety, we offer secure and easy virtual visits with our cancer experts for most non-urgent visit types. Our care providers can assess your symptoms, recommend treatment and send prescriptions to your pharmacy.
The Express Expert Cancer Opinion program provides newly diagnosed patients a 15-minute introductory virtual session with a world-renowned cancer expert at no cost.
Whether you are facing a complex health issue or a difficult treatment decision, getting a second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your care. Get an online second opinion from one of our experts without having to leave home.
Convenient Locations for Cancer Care
– Schedule a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home
– Newly diagnosed patients can schedule a 15-minute introductory Express Expert Cancer Opinion virtual session at no cost
– Request an online second opinion from our specialists
To speak to someone directly, please call 1-855-702-8222. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
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To refer a patient for cancer care, please call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282.
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