About Us

At the University of Illinois Cancer Center, we conduct the highest quality research performed by a collaboration of the best minds in cancer care. Our research enables us to generate new cancer-related knowledge, promote health equity, and advance cancer care for all patients.
It begins with a better understanding of what causes cancer, what treatments work, and what new treatments can be developed. Through translational research, these scientific discoveries are transferred from the lab and applied in realistic ways to directly benefit our patients.
This collaborative effort extends deep into the patient population we serve. Through education and extensive access to cancer services — including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship — our programs make a difference in our communities.


Who We Serve

The University of Illinois Cancer Center serves patients across Cook County, including the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

The urban and racially and ethnically diverse Cook County is home to more than 40% of the state’s population and has been designated by the federal government a Medically Underserved Area (MUA).

Here at the Cancer Center, our mission is to ensure that Cook County residents of all races, ethnicities, incomes, and backgrounds receive the cancer care they need and deserve. As a research institution, we are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of our community and to reducing cancer disparities — in both Cook County and beyond.

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