Northwestern Medicine opens suburban Chicago cancer center

Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine expanded its cancer care to Chicago's south suburbs with the opening of the Northwestern Cancer Center Orland Park Aug. 9.

The health system hopes to bring the leading-edge, novel therapies from its Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago to the area, Christopher George, MD, medical director of Northwestern's oncology program in the south and west suburbs, said in a health systems news release.

The Orland Park center includes hematology and medical oncology care, laboratory services, social work and nutritional counseling, and a pharmacy for compounding drugs. It holds eight exam rooms, 13 infusion bays and a flex room.

Surgical and gynecologic oncology, genetic counselors and other subspecialities are planned.

“We are creating a center of excellence where patients receive comprehensive cancer care in one facility," Dr. George said. 

Joining the center are three medical oncologists: Sudhir Sekhon, MD; Yaseen Alkaddoumi, MD; and Yazan Numan, MD. They will partner with other physicians already working in the south suburbs: Imad Qayyum, MD, colorectal surgery; Samer R. Rajjoub, MD, an endocrine surgeon; and breast surgical oncologist Miraj G. Shah-Khan, MD.

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