Overview – At the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, they know a cancer diagnosis can be life changing. They put minds at ease by seeing new patients quickly — and helping them understand their disease and treatment options. With more than 200 cancer specialists, innovative treatments, leading-edge research and clinical trials not available elsewhere, they’re leading the way in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The prestigious American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has recognized our main campus location with its top accreditation and has designated UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial with its Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest award a community hospital can receive for excellence in cancer care.
They specialize in cancer control, prevention and population research while implementing new approaches to screening and prevention.
At the University of Chicago Medicine, everyone on the cancer team is focused on providing comprehensive, compassionate care — helping you to get well while offering support and assistance throughout your cancer journey. Their cancer intake coordinators and patient navigators coordinate appointments, including second opinions for patients in the Chicago area and beyond. They offer supportive oncology care, from cancer nutrition and mental health services, to social work and smoking cessation programs, at the main location in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, as well as in Harvey at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital.
University of Chicago Medicine cancer experts treat the full range of cancer types, from common to rare cancers. The team is highly experienced in diagnosing specific cancer subtypes, which helps tailor treatment for each patient.
Treatments – Their collaborative teams of cancer experts offer medical, surgical and radiation therapy options not widely available, including breakthrough immunotherapies and new surgical approaches that minimize scarring and reduce recovery times.
UChicago Medicine is committed to providing the best treatment options and personalized services for international patients who come to Chicago for care. They are determined to support the improvement of health care delivery globally by bringing international standards and best practices to hospitals around the world.