Carle Cancer Center is the premier cancer treatment and support center in east central Illinois, offering more resources to help patients in the fight against cancer. With the area's largest and most specialized team of fellowship trained oncologists, surgeons and staff, patients get in for diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible. Our team offers the latest technology and highly specialized multidisciplinary clinics for certain cancers, including breast, prostate, gynecologic, and head and neck. But we don't just treat a disease – we care for the whole patient, offering support groups, genetic and nutrition counseling, nurse navigator services and more.
Our experts in oncology, breast imaging, reconstructive surgery, genetics, research and support services, give you the tools you need in the fight against breast cancer.
With a team approach to care, experts at Carle Cancer Center develop an individualized plan of treatment for patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
Carle gynecologic oncology team serves women who have or are suspected of having ovarian, cervical, endometrial, and vulvar cancers.
The Carle Cancer Center focuses on aggressive and effective treatment, helping to instill hope in patients undergoing what is often an unknown journey.
With a team approach to care, experts at Carle Cancer Center develop an individualized plan of treatment for patients with lung cancer.
With a team approach to care, experts at Carle Cancer Center develop an individualized plan of treatment for patients with lymphoma and leukemia.
Experts at Carle Cancer Center along with Dermatology and Plastic Surgery experts develop and individualized plan for patients with skin cancer.
Our urologic cancer practice is based on a multi-specialty approach that combines clinical expertise from urology and radiation oncology.
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Involved in national research for more than 30 years, Carle Cancer Center offers its patients access to innovative ways to fight cancer through clinical trials. Clinical trials offer new insight into how to combat a disease like cancer and demonstrate new ways of preventing, treating, or possibly curing cancer.
Carle Cancer Center provides access to clinical trials for several types of cancer including but not limited to breast, lung, colon, melanoma, prostate, and ovarian cancer. We are also actively involved in national prevention clinical trials per cancer type. In addition, we offer symptom management program to address the quality of life of cancer patients.
This phase III trial studies how well the addition of radiotherapy to the usual treatment (chemotherapy) works compared to the usual treatment alone in treating patients with esophageal and gastric cancer that has spread to a limited number of other places in the body (oligometastatic disease). Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays, gamma rays, or protons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in usual chemotherapy, such as leucovorin, 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Adding radiotherapy to the usual chemotherapy may work better compared to the usual chemotherapy alone in treating patients with esophageal and gastric cancer.
The purpose of this study is to compare the two approaches for monitoring pancreatic cysts. The study doctors want to compare more frequent monitoring vs less frequent monitoring in order to learn which monitoring method leads to better outcome for patients with pancreatic cysts.
This phase II trial compares two treatment combinations: gemcitabine hydrochloride and nab-paclitaxel, or fluorouracil, leucovorin calcium, and liposomal irinotecan in older patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, nab-paclitaxel, fluorouracil, leucovorin calcium, and liposomal irinotecan, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. This study may help doctors find out which treatment combination is better at prolonging life in older patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.
Charitable gifts are used for numerous projects and programs that enhance the healthcare experience for cancer patients and their loved ones. With your support, we’ll continue to work to eliminate cancer through excellence in diagnosis, treatment, research and education.
Recognized among the nation’s top hospitals, Carle provides excellent healthcare while continuously improving to meet the needs of our patients.