News from Illinois CancerCare

7th Annual CUREageous Event to Present Rock Doc Awards to Area Physicians

PEORIA, Ill. August 18, 2016 – The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is hosting its 7th annual CUREageous event on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Par-a-Dice Hotel from 6:00-11:00pm.

CUREageous honors area physicians who excel in their field of research. The Rock Doc Award is presented to physicians who work in the healthcare field in central Illinois, who exhibit outstanding patient care, and who move patient care forward through their support in research.

Physicians are nominated by employees, co-workers, patients, and community members. The winners are selected by an esteemed panel of physicians and community members who hold the same goal of improving the lives of others through clinical research.

The recipients of the 2016 Rock Doc Awards are:

  • Jane Liu, MD, Peoria
    Specializes in Medical Oncology at Illinois CancerCare, P.C.
  • Kishore Karamchandani, MD, Peoria
    Specializes in Pulmonary/Sleep/Critical Care at UnityPoint Health Peoria
  • Ann Stroink, MD, Bloomington
    Specializes in Neurosurgery at Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences

This year also marks the introduction of the AMP Champ Award which recognizes Affiliated Medical Professionals (AMP) for their contributions to research. The recipient of the 2016 AMP Champ Award is:

  • Chetaye Knox, BS, CCRP Peoria
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA)/Lead Navigator at Illinois CancerCare, P.C.

Tickets to the event are $125 each or $1000 for a Party Pack of 10 tickets. Tickets include entrance to the event, heavy hors d’oevres and complimentary beer and wine from 6:00–7:00 pm.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets to the November 11th event or purchasing raffle tickets (need not be present to win) may call the Illinois CancerCare Foundation at (309) 243-3437 or email