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 will be a cross-sectional survey study of MBCI breast cancer survivors. Recruitment and survey administration will occur during survivor’s routine MBCI appointments. The survey will include questions pertaining to history of participation in diet and exercise programming; interest in, preferences for and barriers to participating in such programming; demographic, clinical and lifestyle factors; and social cognitive constructs. Results will inform the development of programs that are tailored specifically to the Carle breast cancer survivor population with potential for immediate integration into the current survivorship care at MBCI and satellite clinics. A strong, multidisciplinary team of experts from Carle and UIUC whose collaboration and expertise in nutrition and exercise sciences, medical and surgical oncology and behavior change interventions are crucial to the success of this research and in creating the capacity for new initiatives.
This project investigates the use of non-invasive, label-free optical imaging techniques for imaging cancer to demonstrate the feasibility of different modalities for intraoperative detection and diagnosis.
This study will evaluate the capability of optical spectroscopy and imaging instruments to analyze freshly excised tissue, and determine diagnostically important features. Typically, during surgery, patient tissue is snap frozen and stained. The stained tissue is used for disease diagnosis, identifying margins, determining grade, stage, and disease progression. Use of frozen tissues introduces artifacts, takes longer time and requires multiple sections to ensure that the disease progression is accurately determined. Specialized staining such as immunohistochemistry can even take up to a few weeks, delaying decision making for therapy. Using optical spectroscopic imaging, we will be able to provide diagnostic information with minimal tissue processing and in a much shorter timeframe. This will enable improved and faster diagnosis leading to improvements in surgical outcomes. In addition, multiple stains can be obtained from a single optical spectroscopic image data, thus enabling multiplexing in terms of molecular information.
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.