UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Care. Reimagined.

Kunle Odunsi, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a view of the Center for Care and Discovery in the background.

Chicago's First Freestanding Cancer Pavilion

The 575,000-square-foot facility will provide patients and the community access to the newest diagnostic innovations and leading-edge therapies.

Olatoyosi Odenike, MD, and patient in infusion bay

Providing Unparalleled Cancer Care

As one of only two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois and the only academic medical center on the city's South Side, UChicago Medicine is uniquely positioned to improve cancer care and outcomes in Chicago and the communities it serves.

view of the South Side from campus, with Center for Care and Discovery in foreground

Strengthening the Health Care Ecosystem

The new cancer facility will add to an emerging ecosystem of health care on the South Side of Chicago, where community hospitals and UChicago Medicine play essential roles in ensuring residents get the right care at the right place at the right time.

UChicago Medicine executive and elected state and local officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony.


UChicago Medicine filed a request in January 2022 to the state regulatory board to spend money on design and site planning for the proposed center. Based on regulatory approval, the facility would open to patients in 2027.

rendering of proposed new freestanding cancer hospital

Cancer Center Facts

UChicago Medicine plans to establish the first freestanding facility dedicated to cancer care and research in Chicago. Here are highlights and other information about the proposed cancer center.

What Does It Mean to Be an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?

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What Does It Mean to Be an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?

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.
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