Cancer Research & Clinical Trials

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Leading-Edge Cancer Research

Our cancer specialists, including surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, are some of the world's leading experts in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. They are committed to unlocking the mysteries of this disease and are behind some of the most important advances in cancer therapy and research.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois and has earned an international reputation for excellence and a commitment to addressing cancer from every angle. Our physicians and researchers have been elected to numerous positions in professional and honorary societies, and they’ve won countless awards, including the Nobel Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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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