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Illinois CancerCare Foundation Announces Local Grant Funding

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Illinois CancerCare Foundation Announces Local Grant Funding

Peoria, IL February 11, 2014 – The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is pleased to announce grant commitments totaling $370,000 was approved by its Board of Directors in December. The grant recipient is the Community Clinical Oncology Program, one of the nation’s top enrollers in cancer clinical trials. They will receive up to $350,000 for shortfall funding to accelerate the development of interventions for preventing, treating, recovering from and curing cancer, and $20,000 to support uncovered PET scans for eligible Medicare recipients enrolled in clinical cancer research trials.

About Illinois CancerCare
Illinois CancerCare is one of the largest practices in the state of Illinois that treats patients with cancer and blood diseases. It provides state of the art treatments to its patients against these complex diseases by staying at the leading edge of clinical research. Illinois CancerCare is central Illinois’ largest network of cancer care specialists with 90-120 open clinical cancer research trials being conducted at any given time. The group has been 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. Illinois CancerCare has 17 physicians, 16 APN’s and more than 230 staff members. Illinois CancerCare serves patients in 12 cities and 12 counties throughout central and western Illinois including Bloomington/Normal, Canton, Carthage, Eureka, Galesburg, Kewanee, Macomb, Ottawa, Pekin, Peoria, Peru and Princeton. For further information please visit www.illinoiscancercare.com.

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