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Convenient Suburban Location

The Lurie Children’s Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center2 coordinates care for pediatric patients receiving proton therapy. Northwestern Medicine Proton Center, located in Warrenville in Chicago’s west suburbs, is the first and only center of its kind in Illinois to offer leading-edge proton therapy to fight cancer.

Advanced Proton Therapy Technology

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that precisely targets tumors. This advanced treatment technology may offer many benefits, including:

  • Fewer short- and long-term side effects
  • Less damage to surrounding healthy tissue
  • Reduced likelihood of secondary tumors caused by treatment
  • Improved quality of life during and after treatment
  • Ability to treat recurrent tumors, even in children who have already received radiation

Comprehensive Approach

Our pediatric neuro-oncology specialists provide personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care for your child, with the collaborative resources of:

Multidisciplinary Team

The multidisciplinary care team includes:

  • Lurie Children’s board-certified pediatric neuro-oncology specialists
  • Lurie Children’s pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse practitioners
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse navigators
  • Child life specialists


If you would like to make an appointment with one of our neuro-oncology specialists, call 1.800.KIDS DOC (1.800.543.7362).