The Mission of Illinois CancerCare is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care that enhances the lives of patients and their families.
Who We Are
Illinois CancerCare, P.C. is a comprehensive practice treating patients with cancer and blood diseases. Our focus is providing state-of-the-art treatments for our patients in the fight against these diseases while staying on the leading edge of breakthrough research and medicines. We are one of the largest private oncology practices in the nation, and we’re proud to say we have helped countless individuals overcome this disease to live healthy, inspiring lives.
Illinois CancerCare was founded in 1977 by Dr. Stephen Cullinan in Peoria, Illinois. Since then, our practice has grown to include 17 physicians and 12 different clinic locations. Our care team also includes 22 nurse practitioners and nearly 50 nurses – 40% of them certified as OCNs (Oncology Certified Nurses) – and more than 330 full- and part-time staff members.
A Commitment to Research
From the beginning, our dedication to our patients has been evident in our commitment to furthering cancer care through clinical research. More than 8,500 Illinois CancerCare patients have participated in research studies through the Illinois Oncology Research Association and Illinois CancerCare. Illinois CancerCare usually has between 70-150 open clinical cancer research trials being conducted at any given time. Since 1983, most of that research participation has been coordinated through a federal program called the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), which brings the benefits of clinical research to cancer patients in their hometown. This program enables patients to focus on their care, rather than the concerns of long travels during this uneasy time.
The result is a network of the most qualified and committed professionals focused on providing the finest patient care possible and helping you win the fight against cancer and blood disease.
Special Recognition & Awards
In 2015, Illinois CancerCare was recognized by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Alliance) as one of the nation’s top enrollers in clinical research. The award recognizes community practices for advancing new treatments for cancer through active participation in clinical trials. ILCC was also recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest national standards for quality cancer care.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology recognized Illinois CancerCare, P.C. among the 10 top community research centers in the nation with the 2007 Clinical Trials Participation Award. The award recognizes community practices for advancing new treatments for cancer through active participation in clinical trials.
Illinois CancerCare was among the first practices in the country to reach out to patients in outlying communities, offering world-class, comprehensive care where people live. Additionally, our main cancer care center in Peoria includes radiation oncology, CT scanning, labs, x-rays, a retail pharmacy exclusively for our patients, and a Cancer Center for Healthy Living satellite office under one roof.