University of Illinois Cancer Center

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer on the people of Illinois and beyond, through an integrated program of excellence in research, education, and outreach on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. 

As part of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, the four campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana function as one Cancer Center. They work collaboratively with the University of Illinois Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health Sciences, Public Health, and Veterinary Science, in the context of cancer biology, genetics, therapies, imaging, prevention and early detection, and psychosocial oncology.  Finally, all campuses are integrated with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, where facilities provide state-of-the-art treatment and serve as a model for clinical trials.

Research in the University of Illinois Cancer Center is organized into four broad thematic programs tightly linked to clinical research and treatment working groups in areas such as breast cancer, lung cancer, gastro-intestinal cancers and prostate cancer: 

  • Population Health, Behavior and Outcomes
  • Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
  • Cancer Targets and Therapeutics
  • Cancer Biology Program

Learn more about the UI Cancer Center