Strauss Cancer Center
The Strauss Cancer Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital offers you a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient cancer care, from diagnosis to personalized treatment to a full range of support services all in one modern facility. For more than 30 years, Weiss’ dedicated on-site oncologists have been providing personalized attention to patients and access to the latest clinical trials. You can rest assured that 24 hours, seven days a week, our oncology team will be there to provide you with timely and effective cancer care. Personalized, quality care is our top priority.
Fully Accredited Cancer Center
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Cancer program. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
CoC accreditation provides value through improved patient outcomes across all domains of care: access and service, satisfaction and well-being, quality of care and cancer outcomes.
New, Modern Facilities
Visit the offices of our medical oncologists and cancer center located on the third floor of the medical office building adjacent to Weiss Memorial Hospital for all your treatment needs. The cancer center provides streamlined care and incredible comfort for you and your family. The large treatment bays offer beautiful views of the park and lake. And because the cancer center adjoins the hospital, you can enjoy the convenience of having all your diagnostic tests and treatment in one location. The Center for Radiation Oncology features state-of-the-art radiation technology that pinpoints cancer treatment down to the millimeter.
A Team Approach Means Quality Care
Medical oncologists at Weiss work closely with surgical and radiation specialists and network with major academic institutions in the region to provide you with a highly personalized care plan. Nurses certified by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) work closely with oncologists and other team members, including surgeons, lymphedema specialists, radiation oncologists, nutritionists, radiologists, physical therapists, social workers and pastoral staff, adding yet another important dimension to our seamless care.
Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and healing touch are offered at additional, competitively priced fees.
Access to Cancer Clinical Trials
The Cancer Research Center at Weiss provides you with access to clinical trials in cancer care. Weiss’ community cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Weiss participates in studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and major pharmaceutical companies.
For more information about our clinical trials, contact Cancer Research Nurse Julie Koch, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP at (708) 763-2707 or [email protected].
Get the support you need
Weiss sponsors outpatient cancer support groups that enable you to discuss and share concerns and uncertainties that often accompany a cancer prognosis. Learn more about our support groups.
STRAUSS CANCER CENTER
4700 North Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60640