Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
in Suburban Chicago

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is located in Zion, Illinois, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. At CTCA® at Midwestern, experienced doctors, Magnet®-recognized nurses and other clinicians work together in one location, providing comprehensive cancer treatment tailored to you. We have experts that focus only on your cancer type, whether it is common, rare or complex. Our expertise comes from working exclusively with cancer patients, every stage, every day.


Midwestern Regional
Medical Center
2520 Elisha Ave.
Zion, Illinois 60099
New Patients: (847) 872-4561
Existing Patients: (847) 379-5378

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Hospital highlights

Meet with our experts in as little as 24 hours

GershenhornHaving to wait or delay getting answers about your recent cancer diagnosis may add needless stress and anxiety to your life. For that reason, we have created a program that allows qualifying patients to meet with a cancer expert in as little as 24 hours.

The program is open to patients who:

  • Live within a 100-mile radius of the hospital
  • Were diagnosed with cancer less than a year ago, with or without treatment, and/or have met with a physician and there is a suspicion of cancer

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The TAPUR study


The Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) study is a clinical trial that aims to improve our understanding of how commercially available anti-cancer drugs perform on a broader range of cancers, by matching the drugs to tumors with specific genomic mutations that the drugs are designed to target.

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Our Breast and Lung Cancer Centers

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

Breast center of excellence
Lung Center

At its heart, a "center" is the focal point for a key mission or purpose. At Midwestern, that mission is to provide individualized, whole-person care to our patients, and our cancer experts understand the value of focusing on one specific cancer type. That's why CTCA created its centers model, which brings together multidisciplinary teams of doctors and other clinicians with expertise in treating specific cancer types. Both the CTCA Breast Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Center in Suburban Chicago reflect our deep commitment to delivering advanced treatment options to patients fighting a complex disease.

Experts on what's available now, and what's on the horizon for each cancer type, the centers clinicians collaborate daily. This close coordination 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 centers care team may also recommend various evidence-supported care services to help you manage the side effects of cancer and its treatment. Each patient's team is coordinated by a care manager, who helps you handle the details and responds to your questions as they arise.

Why we are different

At CTCA at Midwestern, you are surrounded by a team of doctors focused only on treating cancer, which allows you to explore cutting-edge options with a sense of urgency and a comprehensive, personalized approach. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or are already undergoing treatment, and you are exploring your options, the oncology experts at CTCA at Midwestern have the training and experience to recommend an individualized care plan designed to treat your cancer and help you manage related side effects, so you can get back to your life.

Each patient is assigned a multidisciplinary care team, led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager, who answers your questions, manages your treatment schedule and assists in the logistics involved in the cancer journey.

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Learn about our Magnet®-recognized nursing team

Clinical experts

At CTCA at Midwestern, we treat cancer, and only cancer. Our experts recognize that your cancer is unique to you, requiring an individualized approach to cancer treatment. Our doctors and clinicians have access to current technologies and advanced treatment options to accurately diagnose and aggressively treat your cancer. The specialists on our staff are cancer experts with advanced training in their fields, which includes oncology, surgery, radiation therapy, hematology, genetic and genomic testing, imaging, interventional radiology, pathology, emergency medicine and dozens of other medical disciplines.

We bring together, conventional cancer treatments and supportive therapies, delivered simultaneously by a collaborative team of clinicians that are customized to our patient’s personalized goals and health needs.

Your cancer care team will be led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager. Depending on your needs, it may also include surgical and radiation oncologists, registered nurses, licensed dietitians, naturopathic oncology providers, mind-body therapists, pain management physicians, physical therapists and/or spiritual support providers.

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Clinician spotlight

Julian Schink

As Chief of Gynecologic Oncology for CTCA and Medical Director of Gynecologic and Medical Oncology for CTCA at Midwestern, Dr. Julian Schink is dedicated to caring for patients and advancing the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. He provides surgery and chemotherapy treatments for patients with gynecologic cancers, including ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.

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Meet the gynecologic oncology team

State-of-the-art treatments

CTCA at Midwestern is committed to delivering a standard of care that includes advanced treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to aggressively treat all types of cancer, with treatments personalized to each patient’s specific needs.

Our patient-centered model is designed to personalize cancer care for each individual patient. Having a dedicated team may offer a number of benefits, including speed of care, individualized treatment, better communication among your doctors, patient empowerment and coordination of care.

The surgical oncology program at CTCA at Midwestern, for example, offers a wide range of tools to treat breast, thoracic and head and neck cancers, with plastic and reconstructive surgery options available to help patients restore their function, appearance and sense of normalcy after tumor-removal operations.

Minimally invasive procedures such as robotic and laparoscopic surgeries are also available when medically appropriate, as are targeted drug therapies and immunotherapy options in treating a number of cancers. Patients who meet certain qualifications, especially those with breast or lung cancer, may benefit from genomic tumor profiling or genetic tests that measure inherited risk factors.

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Lymphedema management


Advanced, microsurgical procedures are available to help breast cancer patients manage and potentially reverse the swelling and pain associated with lymphedema.

Learn more about surgical options for the treatment of lymphedema

Meet Karin Nowatzke, breast cancer survivor and lymph node transfer patient

Learn about our Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™


Team approach

At CTCA at Midwestern, our doctors and clinicians work in unison to deliver personalized, comprehensive cancer care.

Each CTCA patient has a team of cancer experts assigned to his or her care—some devoted to treating the cancer, others focusing on combating side effects.

Because all these doctors and clinicians work together in one location, they collaborate regularly with one another, and individually with the patient, to design a personalized plan, monitor patient progress and make adjustments when necessary.

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Integrative Care

Integrative Cancer Care

To help prevent treatment delays or interruptions, your care team may recommend evidence-informed supportive therapies to help you manage side effects, boost your immune system and maintain your strength throughout treatment.

Watch our video to learn more about managing cancer-related side effects

Meet our patients

Karla Baptiste
Breast Cancer

I had seen commercials for CTCA, and my family encouraged me to call. We were all intrigued by the integrative approach, in which diet and other types of support are included with traditional medical care.

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Mike Fincham
Colorectal Cancer

Once we arrived, our impression of CTCA matched what we’d thought after the phone call. They prepared a schedule for our time there, and a nurse navigator met us almost as soon as we stepped in the door.

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Chris Parrish
Pancreatic Cancer

For more than two years, I’d return to CTCA every month for five to six days at a time. I received chemotherapy intravenously and took advantage of all of the supportive care services CTCA offered.

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