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The Kellogg Cancer Center was founded at Evanston Hospital in 1981 with the help of philanthropic support from the John L. and Helen Kellogg Foundation. It was an innovative, state-of-the-art community cancer center that now, as we celebrate its 40th anniversary, remains at the forefront of treatment, diagnosis and prevention efforts for an ever-growing number of patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
The Kellogg Cancer Center now treats patients at NorthShore Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals and offers the most advanced, collaborative cancer treatments available. Their expert multidisciplinary teams include medical, surgical and radiation oncologists as well as nurses, pharmacists, geneticists, nutritionists, mental health professionals and more.
(Pictured above: Former President Gerald Ford was a special guest at the opening of the Kellogg Cancer Center in 1981.)
“We’ve seen so many tremendous advances in cancer care over the years and continue to push the limit with the latest treatments like immunotherapy and targeted therapy based on tumor genomics, as well as many new treatments as part of clinical trials,” said Kellogg Cancer Center Medical Director Bruce Brockstein, MD. “It’s gratifying for our entire team to continue to be a part of improving outcomes for cancer patients.”
“Even though we’ve grown so much, there’s still a deep identity as a team and lots of support for each other, which translates to better support for the patients who entrust us with their care,” said Kellogg Cancer Center Director Linda Green, who helped open the Glenbrook center in 1994 and has worked at each of the Kellogg Cancer Center sites over her 35 years of service.
“We hear from patients, ‘I never wanted to get cancer, but if I didn’t have cancer, I wouldn’t know Kellogg.’ We still bring the personal touch, despite the increasing complexity of treatments. The building of long-term relationships with our patients is what makes the job in Kellogg so rewarding,” added Green.