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Northwestern Medicine Receives $10 Million Gift to Create Urologic Cancer Institute

By: Sarah Jackson
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Northwestern Medicine has received a $10 million gift to fund the creation of a new multidisciplinary institute dedicated to urologic cancers. The Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute) will offer a comprehensive approach to treating urologic cancers, including prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers. The new Institute was made possible by a commitment of $10 million from the Polsky family, longtime friends of Northwestern Medicine.

Led by Edward “Ted” Schaeffer, MD, Chair of Urology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Professor of Urology at Northwestern University, the Institute will provide personalized, integrated, and innovative care to individuals with urologic cancers through a disease-centric program of research, education, and discovery. The Institute will expand its current location in Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Galter Pavilion, providing patients with streamlined access to specialized treatment, new technologies, and one-of-a-kind support programs.

“I am confident that the talent and depth of our multidisciplinary team will fuel the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute and its impact for our patients across the spectrum of care,” said Maha Hussain, MD, Deputy Director of the Lurie Cancer Center, the Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine, and a clinical researcher and expert in genitourinary oncology.

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