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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 a nationally recognized cancer program by U.S. News & World Report.

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 31 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
  • The only cancer program in Illinois to receive the highest rating of “exceptional” from the National Cancer Institute.

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, northwestern and southern 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 in downtown Chicago, contact the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, at 312.695.0990 (866.LURIE.CC).

For more information or to request an appointment in the west 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 north suburbs, contact Lake Forest HospitalGlenview Outpatient Center and Grayslake Outpatient Center at 847.582.2134.

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

For more information or to request an appointment in the south suburbs, contact Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Orland Park at 708.226.2318.

For more information about support and resources for patients, caregivers, and family members, contact Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources at 630.933.7860 (Geneva) or 331.732.4900 (Warrenville).

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.

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.


Northwestern Medicine offers specialty care for leukemia.

Lung Cancer

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

Pediatric Cancers

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


Our specialists are experienced in diagnosing, managing and treating sarcomas. We provide leading-edge care for these rare types of cancer.

Von Hippel-Lindau Clinic

The multidisciplinary VHL team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is committed to providing holistic, coordinated care for patients with VHL and their families.

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.

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    Nationally recognized in Cancer (No. 18)

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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.

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    You deserve to be comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your physician. A second opinion with another specialist can help you make the most informed choices.

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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.

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