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Why Choose an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?

Lurie Cancer Center’s director, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, and directors
from other top NCI-designated cancer centers explain what sets us apart. 

Choosing a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) does make a difference. 

Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI, and the only one in Illinois to receive an “Exceptional” rating, Lurie Cancer Center is leading efforts to translate research into better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. 

Our patients benefit from world-class resources, unrivaled expertise, and access to hundreds of clinical trials offering leading-edge treatments for nearly every type of cancer.

Collaborating across disciplines at Northwestern Medicine, our physicians and scientists combine scientific discovery and medical innovation with individualized compassionate care to design the best plan for each patient.