At the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, we are uniting teams of experts from related, yet diverse, disciplines to infuse new knowledge and perspectives into cancer care and move our basic, clinical, and translational science efforts forward. The interdisciplinary approach embodied by our Skin Cancer Program holds promise for something greater than the sum of individual faculty efforts.
Our teams of faculty clinicians and scientists are focused on identifying and treating skin cancers such as melanoma, cutaneous lymphomas, basal cell, squamous cell, and Merkel cell carcinoma. Our physician researchers are working to produce successful drug therapies to treat skin toxicities associated with chemotherapy regimens and harmful immune responses, such as graft-versus-host-disease. The Skin Cancer Program is committed to determining factors that contribute to disease development, researching new therapies and investigational drugs, and developing effective new cancer treatments.
We are catalyzing the talent and resources of our great academic medical center to develop and elevate our Skin Cancer Program. The clinical and research programs in dermatology have expanded greatly during the past few years. Skin cancer is the major focus of the dermatology department, and is an expanding program in the Lurie Cancer Center. Even better coordination of clinical and research services would create increased interaction among multidisciplinary faculty interested in skin cancer, leading to improved patient care based on increased communication among specialists, and easier collaborative translational and clinical trial research.
To fully achieve our goals as a leading skin cancer center, we are seeking private support for faculty recruitment and retention, research initiatives, and infrastructure-priority areas where funds will have the most impact.
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