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Because of the generosity of foundation donors, we are able to ensure innovative cancer treatments are accessible to patients in our community. 100% of gifts donated to the cancer research program remain in the community.

nurse and cancer patient clinical trials
of cancer patients (average)
were enrolled in a clinical trial at
Uchicago Ingalls Memorial
(National average 5%)

of minority accruals
in clinical trials
(National percentage is
under 10%)


funds an hour of
cancer research time


At UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, we work to uncover better treatments for diseases, which helps health care professionals around the world. This year we have been awarded a grant that will go toward cancer clinical trials. Get  information about current clinical trials:



UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital, with support from Ingalls Development Foundation, offers Southland residents opportunities to screen for and participate in advanced clinical oncology research trials while staying close to home. This unique oncology research program reduces barriers to entry by removing many socioeconomic, cultural, financial, and logistical issues for patients living in the South and Southwest Cook County, giving them the best chances for recovery.

Fear, mis-trust, cultural misunderstandings, and lack of access to care are often barriers to clinical trial participation for underrepresented populations in the U.S. The UCM Ingalls community based comprehensive oncology and cancer research program has overcome these barriers through years of experience building trust by ensuring minority patients are evaluated for clinical trials and equally represented.  Our success enrolling minority patients in cancer clinical trials is proven with a rate of enrollment among African American patients routinely exceeding 30% while the national average rate of enrollment is less than 10%.


  • Providing Cancer Clinical Trials to the South Suburbs for over 25 years
  • Collaborate with University of Chicago and National Cancer Institute cooperative groups Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, NRG Oncology, Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU)
  • Currently have over 60 studies available, open new studies each month to ensure clinical trials options are available for patients
  • Local Oncology physicians trained in research including medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology.
  • Oncology Certified Research Nurses
  • Dedicated oncology investigational pharmacist Pharm. D
  • Clinical Staff and Pharmacy staff with experience in investigational agent administration and training in audits and investigational agent preparation
  • Dedicated Clinical Technician for research specimens
  • Specialized Data Management and Regulatory Coordination staff


UChicago Ingalls Memorial Cancer Research Trials Available to Patients Throughout the  Southland Community:

Ingalls Radiology, Laboratory, Outpatient Infusion, Physician Offices, Radiation and Inpatient Facilities are approved to conduct over 60 designated Cancer Clinical Trials.

  • Ingalls Calumet City Family Care Center-Radiology and Laboratory
  • Ingalls Hospital, Harvey– Radiology, Laboratory, Outpatient Infusion, Physician Offices, Radiation Therapy and Inpatient facilities.
  • Ingalls Tinley Park Family Care Center -Radiology, Laboratory, Outpatient Infusion, Physician Offices
  • Ingalls Flossmoor Family Care Center -Radiology, Laboratory, Outpatient Infusion, Physician Offices


UChicago Ingalls Memorial is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and Designated as a Community Cancer Program (the most recent accreditation is August 2022, our site is reviewed every 3 years)

Our program met or exceeded the 34 standards, received recognition for compliance with the Clinical Trials Standard as a remarkable community cancer research program.

Recipient of the 2014 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award:

Ingalls was one of only eight community oncology practices in the country recognized.

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