Former Notre Dame and Philadelphia Eagles football player Arunas Vasys participated in a clinical trial after being diagnosed with tongue cancer. The reduced-intensity treatment — designed by UChicago Medicine physicians — is offering higher cure rates and a better quality of life to patients with HPV-linked head and neck cancer.
Why does an NCI designation matter?
UChicago Medicine is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, the most prestigious recognition possible for a cancer institution. We have more than 200 physicians and scientists dedicated to defeating the disease.Why does NCI designation matter for cancer care?
Comprehensive Cancer Center
With more than 200 cancer specialists, innovative treatments and leading-edge research, we're attacking cancer from every angle.
As a lead site for the Clinical Trials Network, we have more than 300 open therapeutic trials and enroll more than 1,000 patients each year.
The Latest in Cancer Care & Research
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The UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is approaching ovarian cancer from all perspectives – from cancer prevention to understanding cancer mechanisms, developing novel therapies and improving survivorship.
Aggressive cancer treatments can increase strain on the heart, so UChicago Medicine cardiologists developed a program to help cancer patients with pre-existing heart conditions.
A study shows certain patients with the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma can be treated with less chemotherapy and maintain excellent survival. The new treatment strategy changes the standard of care for patients.
Public perceptions about how scientific evidence supporting the HPV vaccine is portrayed in society and media may influence whether individuals support public health measures to increase HPV vaccination.
The Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH) at UChicago is sending mobile units into the surrounding neighborhoods to enroll community participants for various public health studies.
With kids enjoying summer break, daylight getting longer, and people spending more time outdoors under the hot sun, now is a good time to remind ourselves of ways to prevent skin cancer.
For the second year in a row, UChicago Medicine held an event called “Survive. Thrive. Celebrate.” to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers.
A student from the Chicago EYES on Cancer research training program shares her experiences working with UChicago Medicine faculty and working on her own research projects.
UChicago Medicine oncologist Richard Larson will receive one of the field's top honors, the 2019 Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology.
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.
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How Does CAR T-Cell Therapy Work?
CAR T-cell therapy supercharges a patient’s white blood cells to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Research at UChicago Medicine played a key role in the development of this exciting new immunotherapy for advanced blood cancers.