At 75, Roger Nuhn of Glasford is a relative newlywed. When he and Bonnie married five years ago, he joined a close-knit family that all rallied around him when he started treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the winter of 2014. Presented with the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial, Roger decided, “What have I got to lose?” The answer: Nothing. He’s not only responding well to treatment—which he’s not sure he could have afforded on his own—but he’s also recovered the energy to do the things he loves. “I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without this treatment. Now, I feel like doing stuff again.” Continue Reading

Roger Nuhn

When Calvin Pettitt found himself out of breath after climbing the stairs, he bought some workout clothes and shoes, and then started walking. The weight started dropping fast—too fast. It was kidney cancer. “My grandfather and my mom both died of cancer. I thought it was a death sentence.” With God, his extended family and the team at Illinois CancerCare by his side, Calvin proved it’s not. He had his kidney removed, joined a clinical trial and now feels good enough to start taking laps around the track once more. Continue Reading

Calvin Pettitt

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Research at Illinois CancerCare leads to NEW standard of care in Leukemia that does not require chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is slowly becoming a thing of the past Chemotherapy is slowly becoming a thing of the past as new, less toxic cancer treatments are becoming available. A National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trial titled E1912  partnered with our local Illinois CancerCare and resulted in a major treatment advancement for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, […]

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January / February / March Newsletter

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Genetic Testing: First Advancement For Pancreatic Cancer Treatment In Ten Years
What I Wish I’d Known Then: One Woman Shares Some Important Things She Learned Throughout Her Cancer Journey
10th Annual CUREageous: A Record-Breaking Year!
From The Heart: A Profile In Kindess: Following An Illinois CancerCare Volunteer
2019 Trust In Hope

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

Spreading Hope Through Hearts #HeartHunters
Taking Care of You – Tips for Alleviating Depression & Anxiety
No Visitors? No Problem! – Supporting Your Loved Ones Through The Pandemic
Nutrition Tips – From Our Dietitians To You
Homemade With Love – Over 700 Face Masks Donated By Community Members

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October/November/December 2019 Patient Newsletter

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We Are Involved In Our Communities!
Follow Along! A New Face + A New Look on Social Media!
Advancing A Cure: Hear From The Patients
All In The Family: One Woman’s Journey Through Genetic Counseling
It Takes A Village
Encompassing More Than Treatment Trials
2019 Foundation Event Calendar

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July/August/September 2019 Patient Newsletter

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Dixon Clinic Opening Soon!
Illinois CancerCare Patient First in the World on Lung Cancer Clinical Trial
Doctors Attend Annual ASCO Conference
Reliable Online Resources: What Can You Trust?
Recent Events at Illinois CancerCare
Local Teens Get Involved!
2019 Foundation Events Calendar

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April/May/June 2019 Patient Newsletter

Articles Inside:
Welcome New Physician Dr. Zhang
Gift of Life at Bloomington Clinic
IL CancerCare Foundation Events 2019
A Mighty Team: Central Illinois Endoscopy Center
Research Breakthrough for Lung Cancer
New Clinic Opening in Dixon Illinois
2019 Foundation Events Calendar

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January/February/March 2019 Patient Newsletter

Articles Inside:
Pekin Clinic Expansion
CUREageous 2018
Trust In Hope Foundation Program
Immunotherapy Gives Hope to Patients
ICC Womens Basketball: Stronger Together Challenge
Elementary Students Give Back
2019 Foundation Events Calendar

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October/November/December 2018 Patient Newsletter

Articles Inside:
Your Friend Has Cancer: What To Do, What To Say
ILCC Participates in Landmark Breast Cancer Study
White Chicken Chili Recipe
Mini Golfin’ in the Wild 2018
Golfin’ in the Wild 2018
Bloomington Clinic supports Race for the Cure
Peoria Mayor Declares Sept 15th Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

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July/August/September 2018 Patient Newsletter

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Serving You With Our Oncology Pharmacy
Swing for the Cure 2018
Senara Mayk-Overs & Margaritas
Illinois CancerCare Staff Attend National Research Conference
Balancing Your Cancer with Your Life
Cancer Fighting Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe
Ivan Pfautsch Shadows Dr. Geoffroy
Princeton Brownies Serve Girl Scout Cookies

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April/May/June 2018 Patient Newsletter

Articles Inside:
First FDA Approved Treatments for Non-Metastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and Stage III NSC Lung Cancer
Illinois CancerCare Partnership with Hult Center for Healthy Living & the American Cancer Society
Women of Distinction in the Battle Against Cancer
Free Pharmacy Delivery Service
Morton Lady Potters Basketball Team Give Back
Theresa Tracy Trot Strive to Survive volunteers make an impact on Pancreatic Cancer

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