Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an academic medical center in the heart of downtown Chicago with physicians, surgeons, and caregivers representing nearly every medical specialty.
Northwestern Memorial enjoys a teaching and service partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, an integration that provides patients access to leading-edge clinical trials and fosters an environment of world-class patient care, academic inquiry, and innovative research.
In the fight against cancer, you are never alone with Northwestern Medicine. From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, you will be surrounded by a team of highly skilled professionals in state-of-the-art facilities. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is proud to be ranked as one of the top 16 cancer programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
About Regional Cancer Therapies
Regional cancer therapy refers to the delivery of targeted treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation to a specific organ or compartment, sparing the rest of the body from potential toxicities. Traditional treatments can put normal tissues remote from the region being treated at risk. For example, systemic chemotherapy exposes the entire body to side effects, while chemotherapy delivered directly to the organ being treated minimizes damage surrounding tissues. These treatment decisions are complex and requires the coordinated effort of all parts of a comprehensive, expert, multidisciplinary cancer team.
The Northwestern Medicine and Lurie Cancer Center Regional Therapeutics Program will focus on the comprehensive management of patients with advanced malignancies amenable to regional therapy options. Patients will be evaluated by our expert multidisciplinary team and a consensus recommendation tailored to each individual patient will be provided.
The NM and Lurie Cancer Center Regional Therapeutics Program offers:
- Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, cutting edge, compassionate and patient-centered cancer care consistent with the core values of Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
- A world class Regional Therapeutics Program that spans diseases, disciplines and specialties
- Access to the latest trials, protocols and next generation treatment options.
The NM and Lurie Cancer Center Regional Therapeutics Program includes treatment for the following cancers:
- Appendix Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Intrathoracic Malignancies
- Liver Cancer
- Other gastrointestinal malignancies
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pediatric Cancers (i.e., desmoplastic small round cell tumor)
- Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
- Prostate Cancer
- Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Northwestern Memorial Hosptial's first HIPEC procedure has cured a father of appendix cancer. Dr. Ryan Merkow and his team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital suggested Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.