At the Forefront of Cancer Care
Patient-Centered Cancer Care
At UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patient-centered approach provides advanced, compassionate cancer care while helping patients maintain their best possible quality of life during and after treatment.
We welcome patients with any type of cancer and are committed to seeing patients quickly.
Our cancer experts provide safe, in-person care for adults and children at several locations throughout the greater Chicago area. We offer video visits, online second opinions and a convenient, no-cost, 15-minute Express Expert Cancer Opinion virtual session for newly diagnosed patients.
Why Choose UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center?
The UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is made up of more than 200 renowned physicians and scientists, including medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, hematologists, pathologists and radiologists. These specialists work to understand your diagnosis then assemble a multidisciplinary care team that also includes highly skilled nurses, therapists, dieticians and pharmacists to provide coordinated, holistic care.
We're one of only two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois – the gold standard for cancer programs that is earned by the nation's top cancer centers. Our program is nationally ranked in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, and has received the top accreditation from the prestigious American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
With cancer, it’s important to seek care from physicians who are experienced in the treatment and research of your type of cancer, including the genomic analysis of your tumor type. A meticulous and accurate diagnosis guides care planning and helps determine which treatments are best for you. No matter how common or complex your cancer diagnosis is, our team is prepared to care for you.
UChicago Medicine physician-scientists are committed to researching new and better approaches to treating cancer. As a leading academic medical center, our integrated research and clinical care approach provides advanced technologies, resources and therapies community hospitals may not have. As a result, our patients have access to more than 300 clinical trials of promising treatments that are not widely available.
Our cancer surgeons frequently use minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques that are highly effective at removing cancers while reducing recovery time and minimizing scarring, as compared with open surgical procedures. As a high-volume cancer center, UChicago Medicine surgical oncologists have extensive experience performing complex, life-saving cancer surgeries that are not frequently performed at most hospitals.
UChicago Medicine radiation oncologists were among the first in the nation to offer image-guided radiation therapy, and are using the newest technologies to target radiation to tumors while sparing healthy tissue. Working in tandem with other specialists, our radiation oncologists have developed strategies to target certain early metastatic cancers while they are easier to treat – reducing the chance for greater cancer spread and leading to successful outcomes.
Our specialists were among the first in the nation to offer emerging immunotherapy treatments that harness the power of the body’s own systems to recognize and attack cancer cells. These treatments are effective at treating advanced, recurrent and metastatic disease.
Nearly 30 years ago, we developed Illinois’ first program to provide comprehensive evaluation, prevention and risk reduction for people at high risk for primary or recurrent cancer. Today, our Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic team continues this important work to assess and develop action plans for individuals who have an increased risk for cancer due to family history, medical and genetic factors and/or lifestyle influences.
Comprehensive cancer care means treating more than just the disease. It’s an approach that begins at diagnosis and provides the tools you will need to manage physical, social and emotional challenges during and after treatment. Our dedicated supportive oncology team offers an array of services, including strategies to manage symptoms, mental health counseling, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, social work services and more.
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.
For Referring Physicians
To refer a patient for cancer care, please call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282.
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An official comprehensive cancer center designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the highest federal rating a cancer center can achieve. Learn what's required to earn this designation and how the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is shaping cancer care and research today and beyond.Watch Video Watch Video With Transcript