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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

About Lurie Cancer Center


The Lurie Cancer Center supports care for a broad range of cancer types thanks to its dedication to comprehensive research, a distinguished and dedicated faculty and staff, a world-class teaching program and its commitment to making ongoing advances in medical, surgical, radiation and interventional oncology.

A National Leader

Top in scientific leadership, resources and research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Lurie Cancer Center as one of only 51 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation recognized for their “scientific leadership, resources, and the depth and breadth of their research." It's one of only two in Illinois.

Lurie Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 28 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to defining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care. It's the only member center in Illinois. 

Comprehensive Care

Our experts write the book on cancer care

Our doctors help write the NCCN patient guidelines for each cancer type. 

The Feinberg School of Medicine's Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine is certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, for meeting the highest standards for quality in cancer care. 

Groundbreaking Treatment

Pioneering specialized treatment options

The Northwestern Medicine Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program is a leader in the number and types of transplants, performing over 350 transplants each year and resulting in outcomes exceeding the national survival rate.

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center is the first and only proton therapy center in Illinois.

Our OncoSET program is pioneering precision medicine in cancer.


Community Outreach and Engagement

Improving the world around us

We’re committed to reducing the burden of cancer in the communities we serve. Together with our community partners and expanding networks, we are working to make a positive difference by increasing access to high-quality cancer information, prevention, screening and treatment.

Lurie Cancer Center’s Office of Equity & Minority Health is vital to our efforts to eliminate cancer disparities, and enhance cancer research and patient care.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICE OF EQUITY & MINORITY HEALTH Center for Health Equity Transformation Center for Global Oncology

Top-Ranked Hospitals

Comprehensive care, compassionate doctors

Cancer care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lurie Cancer Center’s primary teaching affiliate and clinical home, has been ranked as one of the top 10 in the country and first in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report.

Our pediatrician partner, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, continues to be ranked as the top children’s hospital in Illinois.

Discovery-Focused Research

Scientific breakthroughs making a difference

Lurie Cancer Center is part of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium, a network of academic institutions working together on clinical trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of each university.

We offer 16 shared resources and eight formal research programs to our scientists.

As a Lead Academic Participating Site (LAPS), the Lurie Cancer Center provides scientific leadership in the development and conduct of clinical research within the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). This highly sought-after award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps our physicians and scientists accelerate the translation of innovative research to clinical care, and ensure that more patients have access to the best treatment options available.

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