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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.

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Participate in a Clinical Trial

Find a clinical trial that's right for you. 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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What Does It Mean to Be an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?

Being an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center is the gold standard for cancer programs and is bestowed upon the nation’s top cancer centers in recognition of their innovative research and leading-edge treatments.

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Scientific Research Programs

Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators are organized into five integrated scientific programs. Each program focuses on promising research paths, from cancer prevention to understanding cancer at the molecular level.

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2018 UCCRF Women's Board Breakthrough Ball: Cancer Can't Wait

For over 70 years, the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board has been providing seed funding to support leading-edge cancer research at the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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Firsts In Cancer Treatment & Research

Our breakthroughs in cancer research have led to many of the cancer treatments used today. The roots of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, gene therapy and bone marrow transplantation can be traced to the University of Chicago Medicine.

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How Does CAR T-Cell Therapy Work?

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