Cancer Experts Who Believe In You
At ProCure we’re committed to providing patients with the best cancer care available. Each patient will receive a thorough examination to determine the best course of treatment for their specific cancer. Treatment plans are as individual as the people we treat.
The radiation oncologists who provide clinical care at the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, are members of Radiation Oncology Consultants (ROC). ROC has exclusive privileges to treat patients at the center and is the first physician group in Illinois that is able to treat patients with proton therapy. The radiation oncologists of ROC will plan the course of therapy, manage the clinical care, and conduct weekly checkups to ensure that the patient's treatment is on track.
Affiliated with hospitals throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, the radiation oncologists of ROC are leaders in the field and are known for clinical excellence as well as for pioneering new technologies for treating cancer. ROC is the state’s largest private practice radiation oncology group. They are experienced in the delivery of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife radiosurgery (stereotactic radiosurgery), stereotactic radiotherapy, TomoTherapy, high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, low dose- rate (LDR) brachytherapy, and proton therapy. With specializations in brain, head and neck, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, prostate, and pediatric cancers, ROC has the expertise to provide the highest level of medical care to patients.
The broad expertise of ROC physicians and the group’s access to a comprehensive range of radiation therapies means that patients receive a treatment plan that is specifically suited to their cancer.
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The Care Teams
At the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, your care will be managed by both your doctor and your Care Team, who will manage your therapy throughout your treatment. We understand the importance of personal relationships. Your Care Team will make it a point to know you and your loved ones and will look for ways to make you comfortable while you are with us. Your Care Team is composed of:
- Your consulting radiation oncologist from Radiation Oncology Consultants
- A registered nurse with experience in radiation therapy
- Board-certified radiation therapists
- Treatment team assistants
A member of your Care Team will assist you as you prepare for your daily treatment and make sure that you are fully informed about your progress. Your nurse will be your medical liaison and help coordinate any additional medical services you might need during treatment, including blood tests, scans, medical appointments, and other cancer treatment in combination with your proton therapy treatment.
Besides the Care Team members you interact with during treatment sessions, an expanded team of professionals work hard behind the scenes to ensure your treatment is personalized in order to achieve the best possible outcome. This team includes dosimetrists, medical physicists, machinists, engineers, an intake nurse, concierge, financial counselor, social worker, and dietician.