Dan Appelbaum, MD, and Xavier Keutgen, MD
Radiologist Daniel Appelbaum, MD, left, and endocrine surgeon Xavier Keutgen, MD, right, regularly collaborate to provide expert care for patients with endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors.

The University of Chicago Medicine plans to establish Chicago’s first freestanding facility dedicated to cancer care and research. Building a world-class cancer center on the South Side will increase access to advanced care in a part of Chicago that has seen shrinking healthcare resources for many years.

By the Numbers

Size: about 500,000 square feet

Estimated cost: $633 million

Location: East 57th Street, between South Maryland and South Drexel Avenues

Anticipated annual volume: 200,000 outpatient visits and 5,000 inpatient admissions

Key features: 

  • 128 new hospital beds dedicated to patients with cancer
  • 100 exam rooms
  • Outpatient services
  • Full suite of imaging and diagnostic solution
  • Clinical trials unit and research clinic space
  • Stem-cell treatment and processing facilities 
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Radiation oncology and infusion services
  • Urgent care to serve unique needs of patients with cancer