Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Doctors Affiliated with this Treatment Facility
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.
- Emerging treatments
- American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield Distinction for Specialty Care
- Cellular therapy accreditation
- Joint Commission full accreditation
- National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Top Teaching Hospital
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:
Phase 1 Study of INBRX-109 in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors Including Sarcomas
Conditions: Solid Tumors; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Gastric Adenocarcinoma; Colorectal Adenocarcinoma; Sarcoma Last Updated: May 1, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Conditions: Melanoma; Breast Carcinoma; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Urothelial Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck; Renal Cell Carcinoma; Colorectal Carcinoma; Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma; Endometrial Carcinoma; Mesothelioma; Neuroendocrine Carcinoma; Cervical Cancer; Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Last Updated: April 29, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Study of Nivolumab Combined With Ipilimumab Versus Pemetrexed and Cisplatin or Carboplatin as First Line Therapy in Unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma Patients
Conditions: Mesothelioma Last Updated: April 26, 2019 Status: Active, not recruiting
Tissue Procurement for Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), Esophageal Cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Hepatocellular Cancer, Biliary Cancer, Neuroendocrine, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Anal Cancer and Colorectal Cancer in Patients Undergoing Surgery or Biopsy
Conditions: Gastric Cancers Last Updated: April 26, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Ph 2/3 Study in Subjects With MPM w/Low ASS 1 Expression to Assess ADI-PEG 20 With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin
Conditions: Mesothelioma Last Updated: March 15, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
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