The University of Chicago Medicine and Silver Cross Hospital in the US state of Illinois will open The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross in New Lenox next week.
The $21.6m outpatient cancer treatment centre will provide chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as access to clinical trials.
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center hematology/oncology director Lawrence Schilder said the joint venture will bring a new level of care from one of the nation's leading cancer centres to a first-rate facility.
"It means the people of our region will have extraordinary access to comprehensive standard-of-care and experimental cancer therapies," Schilder added.
The University of Chicago Medicine hematology/oncology section chief Richard Schilsky said the university expects to bring a range of clinical trials to Silver Cross, including many developed by the physician scientists at the University of Chicago.
"Will County-area patients will also have access to clinical trials through national cooperative cancer research consortia, including the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, the Gynecology Oncology Group, the Children's Oncology Group, and the University of Chicago Phase II Consortium," Schilsky added.
Image: The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. Photo: The University of Chicago Medicine.