The University of Illinois Cancer Center functions as part of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. As a result, our first priority is the safety and welfare of our patients, and we strive to provide the highest standard of care in a comfortable, compassionate environment. As an educational institution, we pride ourselves as the largest medical school in the country, servicing one of the most diverse populations and excelling on the brink of ground-breaking research. We are an academic cancer center, which provides our patients with access to the latest discoveries of our scientists and oncologists, as well as world-renowned speakers that visit to share their breadth of knowledge.
Our Cancer Center mission is to eliminate the burden of cancer, for all individuals, in all populations, and in all manners in which cancer is experienced. We recognize that cancer does not discriminate, and therefore it is our responsibility to develop prevention, screening, treatment, and care to all who may be at risk. We are a regional leader in research in cancer disparities, and as our investigators learn more about the origins, prevention and treatment of cancer, they translate these laboratory findings into advances in patient care and how information about cancer is communicated to the community. We also offer multi-disciplinary cancer clinics for breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, head and neck cancer and childhood cancer survivors, enabling our patients to be evaluated and treated by a team of specialists with a well-rounded and holistic treatment plan and excellent continuity of care.
Finally, because our providers are uniquely aware of the disproportionate impact that the burden of cancer has on certain minority populations, we make it a priority to become part of the community. We have solid relationships with institutions, faith-based organizations and social services that are available to attend to our patients needs and can help administer assistance to our patients as they might experience the cancer journey.
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