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Pediatric oncologist and brain tumor expert Charles M. Rubin, MD, describes the diagnosis, treatment and recovery for pediatric brain tumors. Rubin and his colleagues at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago have many years of experience treating children with benign and malignant brain tumors. These experts are involved in important research to understand the biology of pediatric brain tumors with the goal of developing new treatments.


This video features 28-year-old Jennifer Bishop, an ovarian cancer survivor, and her doctor, Diane Yamada, MD, section chief for gynecologic oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Jennifer shares her personal story including diagnosis, treatment and her life as a new mother. Dr. Yamada discusses ovarian cancer survivorship, improved treatment outcomes and innovative research happening at the Medical Center.

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How do pediatric stem cell transplants work? What conditions can be treated with this therapy? John Cunningham, MD, an internationally known expert in pediatric stem cell transplant and chief of the University of Chicago Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation provides an overview. For more information, visit:


Eloise Orr had plenty on the horizon. As a 20-year-old junior at the University of Illinois in Champaign, she had finals coming up. Then she'd be off to Spain in the fall for a semester abroad. None of those plans included breast cancer.

Nora Jaskowiak, MD, discovered that Orr had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early-stage cancer usually limited to the breast duct. But Orr's breast cancer would be anything but limited. In fact, it would threaten her life again and again for the next five years. Eloise Orr looked to Medical Center physicians to tailor a cancer treatment regimen that would not interfere with her life plans.

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In this video surgeon Asha Chhablani, MD, describes breast cancer treatment services and the multidisciplinary care offered at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Dr. Chhablani has more than 30 years of experience performing surgery and specializes in breast surgery.

Her commitment to becoming a surgeon began in childhood and Dr. Chhablani has felt a special connection with female patients since she first began her training.

The University of Chicago Medical Center is a great place for learning and teaching, and the multidisciplinary, team approach attracted her to the Medical Center. Dr. Chhablani feels gratified to be surrounded by colleagues with such extensive knowledge and skill, including the oncologists, plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists and medical students.


Pediatric hematologist/oncologist Jennifer McNeer, MD, provides an introduction to childhood blood disorders, and how these conditions are diagnosed and treated at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago. Childhood blood disorders include sickle cell disease, aplastic anemia, thalassemia, hemophilia, immunodeficiency syndromes, and more.


"As soon as I met with him, I knew I was in the right place," said Mary Carlene Shedd, colon cancer survivor who received treatment from Dr. Konstantin Umanskiy at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The University of Chicago Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology offers specialized treatment for the full range of GI cancers. Learn about the Center and meet some of our physicians. In this video, Mitchell Posner, MD, chief of cancer surgery, provides an overview of the Center, its services, and introduces other members of the physician team.

Specialized centers that treat large numbers of patients have experience and protocols that lead to better outcomes. Our gastroenterology and cancer programs have consistently been toped ranked in Illinois and ranked among the very best in the country by US News and World Report. We treat the most challenging conditions, cancers that other hospitals might consider hopeless.

Dr. Irv Waxman is a gastroenterologist who specializes in cancer. He works closely with surgeons and oncologists so that our team can offer diagnostic and treatment procedures that are only available at a handful hospitals in the