Specialists and Care Centers
Skin Complications from Chemotherapy Specialists and Care Centers
TARGET (Treatment of Adverse Reactions and Graft-versus-host disease EffecTs of cancer)
Northwestern Medicine has one of the few clinics in the nation dedicated to the care of the side effects of cancer treatment on skin and mucus membranes. Traditional chemotherapy, newer targeted anti-cancer therapies and stem cell transplantation can all impact skin, hair and nail health.
Our clinical team* is deeply committed to understanding these reactions better through research and improving the quality of life of patients undergoing chemotherapy who often suffer from severe rashes, skin tumors and itchiness.
The Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University
The Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University prides itself on its service to patients, working with patients to find the best, individualized treatment for their skin conditions. Ranked second in the country among dermatology departments in 2014, we offer multidisciplinary clinics where specialists from other disciplines see patients alongside our dermatologists. We also offer the services of highly skilled surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists who are specialists in the treatment of melanoma.
Research and academics
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Dermatology conducts intensive research focusing on basic laboratory investigation of skin inflammation, skin cancer, keratinocyte biology, wound healing, epithelial stem cell research, cutaneous aging and translational projects to develop new therapies. The Department of Dermatology also offers multiple fellowships, a dermatology residency and a combined residency in dermatology and medicine.