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  • Best Practices for Supportive Care

    Chicago Researchers
    Roll Out Best Practices for
    Supportive Care of Cancer

    "Having a screening and referral process in place for the emotional and physical needs of cancer patients is critical to providing optimal care and maximizing quality of life during an often challenging period," — Frank J. Penedo, PhD

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  • Lurie Distress Screening | Survivorship Care Planning

    CSI is leading the
    Lurie Distress Screening and the Survivorship Care Planning Initiatives
    that implement the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Standards to ensure patient-centered services that are integrated with Translational Reseach Studies. Read more »

  • Moving Beyond Cancer

    Moving Beyond Cancer
    CSI is Setting High Standards to Improve Survivorship Care

    Read Holly Manprisio's story »

  • bringing together clinicians and scientists to foster exceptional research and cancer survivorship care

    The Cancer Survivorship Institute brings together clinicians and scientists from multiple disciplines working together to foster exceptional research and specialized cancer survivorship care.

  • Research programs to improve quality of life and health outcomes

    Our Research Programs
    involve multidisciplinary teams of clinical researchers engaged in transformative work with a common goal to improve the quality of life and health outcomes among cancer survivors and their families.

  • psychosocial, rehabilitative, integrative and palliative care services, patient navigation

    Comprehensive supportive oncology services include psychosocial, rehabilitative, integrative and palliative care services as well as patient navigation.

  • Specialized survivorship clinics

    Specialized survivorship clinics addresses the unique medical and lifestyle needs of cancer survivors

  • keeping families together

    Keeping families strong by providing state of the art cancer care, support services and community events

The Cancer Survivorship Institute at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary institute that brings together clinicians and scientists to stimulate and support exceptional cancer survivorship patient care and research programs. Our patient centered approach provides comprehensive supportive oncology services including psychosocial, rehabilitative, integrative and palliative care. Our specialized survivorship medical clinics address the unique needs of specific groups of cancer survivors. The Institute is closely aligned with the Lurie Cancer Center's Cancer Control and Survivorship research program where an interdisciplinary team of researchers conducts various studies aimed at improving the lives of cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Read more about the Cancer Survivorship Institute.

Patient Services

The Supportive Oncology Programs and Survivorship Specialty Clinics provide emotional and practical support for patients and their families during all stages of their care, from diagnosis and through treatment, recovery and long-term follow-up. Specialized Survivorship clinics and the Cancer Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine programs provide medical and lifestyle care addressing the unique needs of cancer survivors.

Learn more about our patient care programs

Frequently Asked Questions

View our Survivorship FAQ


The Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program brings together over 35 faculty members from across Northwestern University to facilitate and focus research on secondary cancer control and survivorship.

Learn more about our cancer survivorship research programs


The Institute is led by Frank Penedo, PhD, Institute Director and Program Leader of the Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program and by Sheetal Kircher, MD, Institute Co-Director and Medical Director of Specialty Survivorship Clinics.

Learn more about our leadership and members.


Links for patients and healthcare professionals.

View our resource page

Contact Us

For questions about the Institute, its research programs or its patient services, please contact:

Stacey Rogers
Lurie Cancer Center
Phone 312.695.0990
Fax 312.472.5270

About the Lurie Cancer Center

The Cancer Survivorship Institute of Northwestern Medicine is one of several institutes that are part of the Lurie Cancer Center. Visit for more information.