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Convenient Suburban Location

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children’s is ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for pediatric cancer. Through our comprehensive clinical partnership, Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital brings advanced pediatric hematology/oncology care to a location that's close to home.

Specialized services available to pediatric hematology/oncology patients ranging from newborns to young adults at Central DuPage Hospital include: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, transfusions, coagulation replacement therapy and minimally invasive surgery. Should hospitalization be necessary, patients benefit from the 24-hour onsite coverage provided by Lurie Children’s hospitalists and critical care specialists in the PICU and Pediatric Units at Central DuPage Hospital.

The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center2 in Warrenville, Illinois offers outpatient clinics and advanced care using proton therapy which is a less invasive form of radiation therapy appropriate for certain pediatric cancers. Patients from all over the United States and many other countries are treated at this state-of-the-art facility that provides a unique therapeutic option for patients with brain and spine tumors.

Neuro-oncology patients benefit from rehabilitation locally at the Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. During treatment, families may choose to enjoy the comfortable and supportive environment of the Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

Research

Our Hematology/Oncology Program at Central DuPage Hospital is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), an international group conducting pediatric oncology clinical trials. This allows our patients access to the latest clinical trials and therapies.

Our team is also affiliated with Lurie Children’s Research Institute, a leader in many groundbreaking clinical studies, basic science investigations, and translational research using a bench-to-bedside approach. Patients have access to groundbreaking clinical trials and innovative treatments that are available only at a limited number of research centers nationally.

Our Approach to Care

Our team works tirelessly to help children and adolescents return to a life focused on the future. Using a family-centered multidisciplinary approach to care, our team equips children and their families with ways to cope with the emotional, social and developmental challenges that come with pediatric cancer and blood diseases.

The multidisciplinary care team at our Central DuPage Hospital location in Winfield includes:

  • Board certified pediatric hematology/oncology specialists
  • Medical and surgical specialists to support care as needed
  • A PICU staffed 24/7 by Lurie Children’s critical care specialists
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse practitioners
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse navigator
  • Child life specialists
  • Pediatric social workers
  • Pediatric psychologists
  • Chaplain

Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our hematology/oncology specialists at Lurie Children’s at Central DuPage Hospital, call 1.800.KIDS.DOC (1.800.543.7362) and ask for an appointment at our convenient Winfield location.

Conditions and Treatments

Locations

    Treating Cancer in Children: Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy uses cancer-fighting medicines to destroy cancer cells.

    Cancer in Children: Managing the Pain

    Children coping with cancer usually need pain management. Your child’s healthcare provider will assess your child’s pain and prescribe pain medicine as needed. 

    Related Resources

    Pediatric Specialist Directory for Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital: Find a Pediatric specialist.
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Services Brochure

    1

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

    2

    The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.