About Us

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is the only public university-based cancer center in Chicago dedicated to the pursuit of health equity and study of cancer disparities. Our expert, multidisciplinary cancer focused physicians and researchers are dedicated to applying innovative breakthroughs for patient care from the bench to bedside to the delivery of treatment and clinical trial options to our community. We are part of the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.


The only public university-based cancer center in the nation dedicated to exploring and understanding the totality of intersecting issues that trigger cancer – race, gender, environment, occupation, economic status, education, geography – so that we can effectively identify and discover methods necessary to better prevent, treat and help eradicate cancer. 


Imagination that sees beyond the gene