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.