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Cancer Information

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is an entity that works in conjunction with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, also known as UI Health. As a patient of our Cancer Center, your physicians, nurses, therapists and the entire Cancer Center staff and administration will be working closely with UI Health Oncology/Cancer Services to navigate your treatment and cancer care, as well as to ensure that the information that you receive about your cancer diagnosis, treatment and care options is clear and comprehendible.

Our Cancer Center also provides opportunities for clinical trial participation, and we encourage you to connect with our Clinical Trials Office, if there is a trial that might be of benefit to you. 

Please click here for a brief explanation of our most common cancers that we treat and how you can contact our various cancer treatment programs, via UI Health Oncology/Cancer Services.  As well, we have provided the following links to some of our national and governmental partners and their expertise in managing cancer research and information. 

  • The National Cancer Institute or NCI is the federal government's major cancer research and training agency. Click here to access this site in Spanish.

  • The American Cancer Society or ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization with many regional divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

  • The Centers for Disease Control or CDC is the governing body that protects the safety and well-being of the people, from health, security or safety risks.

  • The Food and Drug Administration or FDA is the governing body that protects and ensures the safety and efficacy of all food, medication and medical devices, cosmetics, household products, and veterinary products.

  • The National Institutes of Health or NIH is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and serves in the role of research, leadership, education and direction of programs for the health and wellness of the population.