Bruce Brockstein, MD
Head, Division of Hematology and Oncology
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Welcome to NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Kellogg Cancer Center. Our multidisciplinary team approach supports your practice with renowned physicians and surgeons who are cancer subspecialists, award-winning nurses and a variety of allied health professionals whose individual expertise and collective knowledge is tailored to each patient’s needs.
Highly Collaborative Expertise
The nearly 40 physicians affiliated with the Kellogg Cancer Center are recognized as leaders—nationally and internationally—in their respective fields and are active in a broad range of professional organizations.
Our clinical expertise is strengthened by our commitment to research, with a wide range of projects designed to improve cancer prevention, detection and treatment. We focus on translational research—bringing the latest findings from the laboratory to our clinical sites. Our clinical research program is broad, with 85 available trials allowing our patients earlier access to potentially beneficial new treatments.
NorthShore is the teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and most of our attending physicians hold faculty appointments there.
Personalized Patient Care
One important aspect of the Kellogg Cancer Center is its weekly disease-specific multidisciplinary conferences. Members of every discipline of medicine involved in an individual’s care discuss each patient’s case. This team includes a medical oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, nurse, genetics counselor, pathologist, diagnostic and interventional radiologist, nutritionist, physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists, and others, all focused on each individual patient.
The same multidisciplinary involvement is carried over into the patient’s day–to-day care. Each patient receives a personalized care plan to create a path for the most successful outcome, including recommendations for advanced diagnostics, consideration of minimally invasive and organ preserving treatment options and participation in promising clinical trials. Members of the Kellogg team—medical specialists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists—to name a few, work closely across departments to ensure patients’ various needs are met while their care plan is followed.
We offer unique resources to assist patients and family members with the variety of challenges they may face. This includes referrals to a sophisticated medical genetics program, psychosocial support services, a well-established integrative medicine program and a cancer survivorship program. Nurse navigators provide a direct point of contact for the duration of a patient’s care to help guide them through their diagnosis and treatment. We approach both our professional and patient partnerships with open lines of communication and personal collaboration.
Ease of Access
The Kellogg Cancer Center has locations at Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals. For immediate access to excellence and expertise, call 847.570.2112 or one of our locations:
Highland Park Kellogg