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Northshore University Healthsystem Kellogg Cancer Center

A team approach to personalized cancer care

“Teamwork is key to our approach,” says Bruce E. Brockstein, MD, Medical Director, NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. “We’re leaders in bringing integrated cancer care to the region, with more than 50 Oncology Physician Specialists.

“Patients are supported by a multidisciplinary team, including surgical oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, oncology nurses, clinical oncology pharmacists, social workers, clinical nutritionists and psychologists,” says David J. Winchester, Associate Director for Surgical Specialties, Kellogg Cancer Center.

Kellogg Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary approach provides optimal cancer treatments for each patient. To provide the best care possible, they bring together specialists, each with expertise in specific cancers, as well as other clinical staff involved in your treatment, and put their collective knowledge, skills and experience to work for you.

NorthShore offers comprehensive cancer care at their Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park hospitals. Physician appointments are also available at the Skokie and Gurnee Ambulatory Care Centers. The Center has teams of physicians with expertise in a wide range of cancers—including breast, lung, colon and prostate—as well as rare and uncommon cancers.

Leading-Edge Research and Personalized Medicine

Devoted to cancer prevention, research and education, NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center provides academic-level care and access to the latest and most advanced clinical trials. NorthShore University HealthSystem is a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

NorthShore has a broad range of ongoing clinical trials, offering patients earlier access to the newest treatments. They continue to expand these clinical trial offerings, bringing more options—and more hope—to patients and their families.

One of the most exciting developments in cancer care is Personalized Medicine—using DNA to customize individual patients’ treatments. “Advanced technologies are being used to identify the molecular changes causing a patient’s cancer and to determine the right drugs to treat it,” notes Thomas A. Hensing, MD, Medical Director at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center in Evanston. “These studies help us develop targeted therapies to treat specific cancers. On-site molecular and surgical pathologists are using next generation DNA sequencers to analyze tumors on a genetic level for complex cases. This means a much shorter time from diagnosis to treatment.”

“There is no one-size-fits-all protocol if you’re diagnosed with cancer. Each patient’s cancer is different,” says Brockstein. “Now, we’re actually designing therapy that’s unique to you and your cancer. With cancer care, this is a real game changer.”

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 847-570-2112, or visit the website at northshore.org/cancer.

Locations

2650 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

2180 Pfingsten Road, Suite 1000 Glenview, IL 60026

757 Park Avenue West, Suite 1810 Highland Park, IL 60035

847-570-2112

northshore.org/cancer



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