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The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

5841 South Maryland Avenue
MC 1140, H212

Chicago, IL 60637


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Located on the South Side of Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine is an academic medical center on the campus of the University of Chicago, a private research university. The medical center includes Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital, an adult patient facility; Comer Children’s Hospital; Chicago Lying-in Hospital, a maternity and women’s hospital; Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, an ambulatory-care facility; the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the United States; and affiliated doctors offices and hospitals across the Chicago metro area.

While the University of Chicago was founded in 1892, it took several decades for dreams of a medical campus to be realized. In 1916, the university’s trustees set aside more than $5 million for the construction and endowment of a hospital, but World War I waylaid the process, and it was not completed until 1927. But once the University of Chicago Hospitals was dedicated on Halloween 1927, it wasted no time before expanding. The Home for Destitute and Crippled Children was added in 1928, and the Country Home for Convalescent Children and Chicago Lying-in Hospital were integrated within about a decade.

A tremendous period of growth followed in the 1950s and 1960s with the addition of cancer research centers, research laboratories, a children’s hospital, and other facilities. More recently, University of Chicago has added the Brain Research Pavilion, the Aeromedical Network, the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, and the newest addition, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

Since the founding of University of Chicago Medicine, history has been there made time and time again. A University of Chicago doctor discovered a way to preserve blood and established the first civilian blood bank. Sleep research began at the university in the late 1920s, when a doctor established the world’s first sleep laboratory. In the early 1930s, the University of Chicago opened one of the first nurseries for premature infants. Cancer research has also grown immeasurably inside the University of Chicago’s walls; hormone treatments, chemotherapy and genetic links to cancers have all been discovered or advanced by groundbreaking research there.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center treats patients with a variety of cancers, including malignant mesothelioma. UChicago uses a team-based approach to create personalized treatment plans for each patient.

Mesothelioma treatment at UChicago Medicine may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or clinical trials for those who are eligible, with experience with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). They are also dedicated to developing and practicing emerging treatment methods to improve patient prognosis. New approaches to chemotherapy, immunotherapy and surgeries have been a primary focus.

The UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center understands the struggles that patients and their families have when facing a mesothelioma diagnosis. As a result, they assign each patient with a nurse navigator to offer comprehensive support throughout their treatment journey.



Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois

UChicago Medicine. Mesothelioma.

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