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Cancer Care (Oncology)

In the fight against cancer, you are never alone with Northwestern Medicine. From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, you will be surrounded by a team of highly skilled professionals in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our approach to cancer care

At Northwestern Medicine, we put our patients first in an effort to deliver the best cancer care. Treating more than 10,000 new cancer cases each year, our teams of experts are here to help support patients and their caregivers during all stages of their cancer journey:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Recovery

Northwestern Medicine’s cancer centers provide access to state-of-the art therapies and comprehensive cancer care offering leading-edge medical, surgical and radiation oncology treatment options, as well as access to specialized research, clinical trials and diagnostic services.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is proud to be ranked as one of the top 8 cancer programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Northwestern Memorial is ranked No. 1 in the Chicago metro region and Illinois, with 11 of its clinical specialties nationally ranked with nine in the top 20.

In addition the Lurie Cancer Center is:

One of only 51 National Cancer Institutes (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. NCI is one of the anchors in the nation’s cancer research efforts to fight cancer.

A founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) an alliance of 30 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, call 312.695.0990 (866.LURIE.CC).

Cancer Care Across Chicago

Northwestern Medicine’s cancer care centers in downtown Chicago, greater DeKalb county, western, northern and northwest suburbs bring multidisciplinary, board-certified surgical, radiation and medical oncologists together to patients with cancer. Highly specialized cancer care teams bring clinical expertise and leading research to patients throughout Chicago.

For more information or to request an appointment at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, call 312.695.0990 (866.LURIE.CC).

For more information or to request an appointment in the western suburbs, contact the Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group at 630.232.0610 (Geneva) or 630.352.5450 (Warrenville).

For more information or to request an appointment in the northern suburbs, please call 847.582.2134 (Lake Forest HospitalGlenview Outpatient Center and Grayslake Outpatient Center).

For more information or to request an appointment in Greater DeKalb County, contact the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center at 815.756.5255Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Cancer Center at 815.786.9197.

For more information or to request an appointment in the northwest suburbs, contact the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital Cancer Center at 815.344.8000 or Northwestern Medicine Gavers Breast Center at 815.356.6149.

Areas of Care

AIDS-Related Cancers

Northwestern Medicine provides access to leading-edge AIDS-related cancer treatments coupled with compassionate care.

Blood Cancers

Northwestern Medicine has specialists that diagnose and treat cancers of the blood.

Brain and Spine Cancers

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive care and treatment for tumors of the brain and spine.

Breast Cancer

At Northwestern Medicine, our mission is to be your partner in a lifelong journey of breast care.

Dermatologic Cancers

Our specialists are committed to providing advanced care for dermatologic cancers.

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive care for gastrointestinal cancers.

Genitourinary Cancers

Northwestern Medicine provides leading expertise in the diagnosis, study and treatment of genitourinary cancers.

Gynecologic Cancers

Our gynecologic cancer specialists have expertise in early prevention and detection of gynecologic cancers.

Head and Neck Cancers

Our specialists are dedicated to treating benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, as well as swallowing and speech problems.

Leukemia

Northwestern Medicine offers specialty care for leukemia.

Lung Cancer

Northwestern Medicine offers advanced treatments and procedures for patients with lung cancer.

Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Cancers

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive care and treatment for orthopaedic and rheumatologic cancers.

Pediatric Cancers

Our pediatric hematologists/oncologists offer expertise to treat your child's disease and cope with the related emotional, social and developmental challenges.

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program

A leader in volume and types of transplants, averaging over 350 transplantations annually, resulting in survival rates that consistently exceed the national rates.

Cancer treatments

Northwestern Medicine uses a variety of progressive cancer treatments carefully selected for your specific type and stage of cancer. Our specialists use a personalized approach to develop a custom treatment plan that incorporates all of the potential treatments offered in every cancer discipline.

USNWR Best Hospitals Cancer 2020-2021

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Nationally recognized in Cancer (8th)

High-Risk Conditions and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

People with certain conditions or health concerns have increased risk of more severe illness after contracting COVID-19. Learn about the latest information.

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Northwestern Medicine is a trusted source for accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. Learn about visitor restrictions, COVID-19 symptoms, high-risk groups, and more.

Ranked Exceptional

NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Learn more about the Lurie Cancer Centers ranking given by the National Cancer Institute.

Be one in a million.

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The more researchers know about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored our health care can become. Join a research effort with one million people nationwide to create a healthier future for all of us.

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The Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET precision medicine program is designed to provide personalized evaluations and customized treatment plans for not just cancer, but your cancer.

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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.


Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

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The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer.

Cancer Clinical Trials

If you or someone you love is facing cancer, clinical trials may provide an alternative. Northwestern Medicine offers clinical studies for a wide variety of types and stages of cancer.

Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program

Each year, about 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15 - 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., almost six times the number of cases diagnosed in children up to 14 years of age.

Lurie Cancer Center Tobacco Cessation Program

A comprehensive tobacco treatment program for Lurie Cancer Center patients: integrated within your cancer care.

Related Resources

Annual Reports

Survivors Taking Action and Responsibility (STAR) Program