Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, provides expert cancer care at three area locations: Zion, Downtown Chicago and Gurnee.

At each of our locations, our doctors, Magnet®-recognized nurses and other clinicians have years of experience treating common, rare and complex cancers. Our expertise comes from working exclusively with cancer patients.

CTCA Chicago

Comprehensive Care and Research Center

2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, Illinois 60099

Karla Baptiste

Karla B.

Breast Cancer

"My energy has returned, I am back to work and back to the routines of daily life. But life is not the same as it was before my diagnosis and treatment, as I now have this story of survivorship to tell."


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Get to know the CTCA Chicago team

Surrounding yourself with a team of doctors focused only on treating cancer allows you to explore state-of-the-art options sooner. If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or are already undergoing treatment, and you're unsure of what to do, the oncology experts at CTCA Chicago can recommend a treatment plan that is individualized to your diagnosis and your needs—one designed to help you manage side effects and get back to your life.

Click the links below to learn more about our experts, or if you're interested in joining a compassionate team making a difference in the lives of cancer patients, explore career opportunities at CTCA Chicago.

Miral Amin - Surgical Oncologist and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Miral Amin

Surgical Oncologist and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, CTCA Chicago

Istvan Redei - Chief, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Medical Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Istvan Redei

Director, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant Program, CTCA Chicago

Julian Schink - Chief, CTCA Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery

Julian Schink

CTCA Enterprise Chief Medical Officer

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At CTCA Chicago, our experts treat all stages of cancer

The doctors and clinicians at CTCA Chicago are part of multidisciplinary care teams led by experts focused on diagnosing and treating cancer.

Learn more about the many types of cancer we treat, including information on symptoms, risk factors and treatment options, by exploring the links below.

Our cancer centers

Teams of experts under one roof, focused on specific cancer types

At CTCA Chicago, our cancer experts understand the value of focusing on one specific cancer type. That’s why we created our Chicago cancer centers. These intensive programs bring together multidisciplinary teams of doctors and other clinicians with expertise in treating specific cancer types. The expert clinicians in our cancer centers collaborate daily, delivering comprehensive, personalized treatments tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals.

Click below to learn more about our Chicago cancer centers.



Breast Cancer Center

GI Cancer Center


GI Cancer Center


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Gynecologic Cancer Center

Lung Cancer Center


Lung Cancer Center


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Women's Cancer Center

Our cancer programs and departments

At CTCA, our mission is to provide individualized, whole-person care, personalized to each patient’s needs, preferences and goals. That’s why CTCA Chicago has designed cancer-specific centers, programs and departments that deliver expert, comprehensive care to patients with the urgency they need and the compassion they deserve.

Experts on what’s available now, and what’s on the horizon for myriad cancer types, the clinicians working in our centers, programs and departments work closely together, all under one roof, which helps them reach a diagnosis more efficiently and recommend an individualized care plan, so you can make an educated decision about your treatment. Knowing that fighting cancer is only part of the battle, your care team may also suggest various evidence-supported care services to help you manage the side effects of cancer and its treatment. Each patient’s team includes a care manager who coordinates your care, helps you handle the details and responds to your questions as they arise.

CTCA Chicago offers personalized treatments, programs and services for patients with a wide range of cancer types. Highlighted below are just a few of our more prominent programs and departments. Click on each to learn more about them, or click the "explore all" button below to see a comprehensive listing of the care options CTCA Chicago offers.

Head Neck Center


Head and Neck Cancer Program



Genitourinary Cancer Program



Hematologic Cancer Program



Gynecologic Cancer Program

Convenient Outpatient Care Centers in Downtown Chicago and Gurnee

At our Outpatient Care Center in Downtown Chicago, located in the Streeterville neighborhood, our cancer experts offer patients in and around Chicago convenient access to personalized cancer care, including CyberKnife® radiosurgery technology.

And at our Outpatient Care Center in Gurnee, located in Lake County, patients in northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin have convenient outpatient access to medical oncology, hematology and infusion services.

CTCA Downtown Chicago, Illinois

Downtown Chicago

Outpatient Care Center
160 East Illinois Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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CTCA Gurnee, Illinois


Outpatient Care Center
202 South Greenleaf Street, Suite E
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
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Quality, personalized cancer care: That’s the CTCA difference

Every cancer is as unique as the person fighting it. How cancer impacts your body, your health, your emotions, your relationships, your plans for the future—everything that comes with a diagnosis impacts your life in unique ways. At CTCA, we believe you deserve a team and a care plan that take those factors into account, treating you as an individual, with your own hopes, needs, diagnosis and goals.

Our CTCA Chicago staff handles the details of your visit, including helping to coordinate your travel and lodging arrangements. Once here, we provide low-cost, organic dining options, transportation services, and patient and caregiver activities, classes and support groups.

That’s the CTCA difference: comprehensive, personalized care delivered by experts in cancer with access to today’s evolving technology, working collaboratively, all under one roof.

Clinical excellence

At our Chicago hospital, experienced doctors, Magnet®-recognized nurses and other clinicians work together in one location, providing integrative cancer treatment tailored to each patient.

  • In 2019 and 2020, our Chicago hospital received a five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • In 2019, CTCA Chicago was awarded the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® and Pinnacle of Excellence Award® for achieving and sustaining excellence in patient experience.
  • For 2019-20 and again for 2020-21, CTCA Chicago received the highest possible ranking for lung cancer surgery, and was named a “high-performing” hospital in this category by U.S News & World Report.
  • In February 2020, our hospital was named among the top patient-recommended hospitals in the country, according to HCAHPS scores collected from April 2018 through March 2019. At least 94 percent of patients at these hospitals responded, “Yes, I would definitely recommend the hospital.” Read more in this story from Becker’s Hospital Review.

U.S. News & World Report names CTCA Chicago high-performing hospital for lung cancer surgery

Each year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates the performance of nearly 4,400 hospitals nationwide in lung cancer surgery using data on patient survival, nurse staffing, volume and more. Hospitals receive one of three ratings: high-performing, average or below-average.

Two consecutive years, in 2019-20 and 2020-21, the publication awarded CTCA Chicago the highest ranking, "high-performing" hospital, for lung cancer surgery. 

The recognition is awarded after U.S. News & World Report assesses each hospital's risk-adjusted outcomes, such as 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission and length of stay. It also factors in patient satisfaction scores for most procedures and considers variables linked to higher quality, including volume, nurse staffing and whether the hospital employed a specially trained intensivist. Access to information about performance enables patients to better select facilities most likely to offer better, safer care.

CTCA Chicago high-performing hospital for lung cancer


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Our treatment results

One of the most important decisions you can make on your cancer journey is choosing which hospital, and which team of doctors, to trust with your care. In exploring your cancer treatment options, it may be helpful to know about issues like life expectancy and quality of life.

To help you and your family make more informed decisions about your cancer treatment, we publish five-year survival rates for CTCA patients with 11 cancer types, as well as statistics on patient experience, quality-of-life and patient safety program results.


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