Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases Care
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital brings the advanced expertise and child-focused, family friendly care of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital to a convenient location in Will County.
Experienced, Comprehensive Care
Here, University of Chicago Medicine pediatric hematology/oncology experts provide outpatient consultation, chemotherapy and follow-up care to infants, children, teens and young adults with any suspected or diagnosed form of cancer or blood disorder, from brain tumors and childhood leukemia, to hemophilia and sickle cell disease. Our multidisciplinary approach leads to collaborative treatment plans best suited to each patient.
Children who receive care at our Silver Cross Hospital location benefit from the collective knowledge of the entire University of Chicago Medicine pediatric hematology/oncology care team. Our specialists meet together on a regular basis to review and optimize each child's care plan.
Access to New Therapies
Our patients often have access to new treatment options years before they are widely available elsewhere. At any one time, more than 80 clinical trials for young patients with cancer are under way. Our pediatric cancer program is a core part of the internationally recognized University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois. We are a leading member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a national cooperative group dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research. We collaborate with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital to increase the breadth of clinical trials available to our patients.
We Let Kids Be Kids
Most importantly, we understand the emotional toll that a diagnosis of cancer or a blood disease and the subsequent treatment can have on a child and his or her family. We go to great strides to help our patients be kids, teens, or young adults despite having cancer or a blood disease, and we work to minimize disruptions that therapy has on the entire family. We are therefore committed to providing convenient care close to home and to keeping hospitalization to a minimum. Whenever possible, children receive care in our outpatient clinic in New Lenox. If hospitalization, inpatient chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy or stem cell transplantation are required, our specialists coordinate this care to occur at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.
Our Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologists
Jennifer McNeer, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Fellowship Program
Radhika Peddinti, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Sickle Cell Disease Program