Black people are nearly twice as likely to die from colorectal cancer than other races. University of Chicago Medicine gastroenterologist Karen Kim, MD, says it's mainly because they're less likely to have preventive screenings. She explains why, and what UChicago Medicine is doing to help.
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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.
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Suburban cancer patients are discovering that they can get UChicago Medicine's top-tier, nationally renowned care close to home, thanks to collaborations aimed at making cancer care more convenient.
In this expert Q&A, neuro-oncologist Dr. Deric Park and neurosurgeon Dr. Paramita Das share insights on the different types of brain tumors, the symptoms they may cause and the types of therapies to treat them.
Researchers from the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center presented contributions to the international audience of cancer researchers at their annual meeting, which was virtual again this year.
A University of Chicago cancer researcher applies skills learned as a chess prodigy to bring his discoveries from the research lab to patients.
Launched in 2016 by then-Vice President Biden, the GDC now contains more than 3.3 petabytes of data and serves more than 50,000 unique users each month.
Impressive new breast screening technologies, like breast-shaped mammogram paddles and high-speed MRIs, are helping make breast cancer testing more comfortable, accurate and convenient.
UChicago Medicine gastroenterologists Dr. Sonia Kupfer and Dr. Neil Sengupta discuss the importance of colon cancer screening, when you should start getting screened and the different kinds of tests available.
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.
The HPV vaccine protects against some of the deadliest, most disfiguring and hard-to-treat cancers. Here is what parents of teens and pre-teens should know about the HPV vaccine.
Chicago EYES on Cancer and researcHStart are innovative programs that prepare high school and undergraduate students for a career in science.
Telemedicine at UChicago Medicine
For your convenience and safety, we offer secure and easy virtual visits with our cancer experts for most non-urgent visit types. Our care providers can assess your symptoms, recommend treatment and send prescriptions to your pharmacy.
The Express Expert Cancer Opinion program provides newly diagnosed patients a 15-minute introductory virtual session with a world-renowned cancer expert at no cost to you.
Whether you are facing a complex health issue or a difficult treatment decision, getting a second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your care. Get an online second opinion from one of our experts without having to leave home.
Convenient Locations for Cancer Care
Request an Appointment 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.
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To refer a patient for cancer care, please call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282.
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As one of only two NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in Illinois, UChicago Medicine’s Comprehensive Cancer Center brings breakthrough treatments and more than 300 therapeutic clinical trials to patients as quickly as possible.