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 University of Illinois Cancer Center seeks to develop and deliver innovative solutions through scientific discovery to generate new knowledge and train the next generation of researchers to optimize outcomes and eliminate the burden of cancer in Illinois. 


The University of Illinois Cancer Center’s vision is to reduce the burden of cancer health disparities by becoming the national leader in innovative research and clinical trials in integrating our communities in everything we do.