Comprehensive Cancer Care, 
Close to Home 

Did you know that almost all of common cancers can be treated right here in your community? Our team of physicians, along with our support services team are here for you from early detection and screenings, diagnosis and treatment using the latest technology, through recovery and survivorship. 

Watch the video to learn more about our program.  

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach 

Finding the right treatment – and the right team – is crucial to healing and returning to an active life. Our experts use technology and comprehensive services to treat a wide range of cancers. 

Cancers we treat include:  

We are here to help  

We value building relationships with our patients. Our care team is committed to getting to know you with a focus on listening, empathy and individualized caring.  

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For questions, or to make an appointment, please call 847.582.2134

To make an appointment, please call 847.582.2134 

We offer state-of-the-art imaging technology such as PET/CT scans and 3D tomographic mammography to identify potential concerns. If cancer is found we have a comprehensive, seamless treatment approach.  

Our dedicated team includes: 

  • Board-certified medical oncologists, 
    surgeons and radiation oncologists  
  • Specially trained oncology nurses
  •  Nurse navigators
  •  Physical therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers 

With locations close to where you live and work, we are making it easier than ever for you to access Northwestern Medicine care. 

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Cancer Center 
1000 N. Westmoreland Road, North Entrance
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Grayslake 
 1475 E. Belvidere Road
Pavilion A, First Floor
Grayslake, Illinois 60030

Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Glenview
2701 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, Illinois 60026

For radiation oncology, please contact us at 847.535.6135.
For palliative and supportive care, please contact us at 847.582.2134.

Types of Cancers 

  • Bladder Cancer - occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder. 
  • Brain Cancer - brain tumors are a mass of abnormal cells that are either benign or malignant. 
  • Breast Cancer - breast cancer begins when normal cells in the breast begin to change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. 
  • Colorectal Cancer - combined, colon and rectal cancer are the third most common types of cancer in men and women in the United States. 
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer - gastric cancer often begins in the stomach's inner lining and may spread to outer layers of the stomach. 
  • Gynecologic Cancers - includes any cancer that develops in a woman's reproductive organs. 
  • Head and Neck Cancers - these types of cancers often affect swallowing, speech, hearing and can have a major impact on a person's quality of life. 
  • Kidney Cancer - also referred to as renal cancer, kidney cancer begins when normal cells in one or both kidneys begin to grow uncontrollably, forming a tumor. 
  • Lung Cancer - this type of cancer is believed to develop over many years and is grouped into two categories, non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. 
  • Lymphoma - cancers of the lymphatic system's white blood cells, there are two main categories of lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. 
  • Pancreatic Cancer - develops in the cells of the pancreas, the abdominal gland that makes digestive enzymes and insulin. 
  • Prostate Cancer - prostate cells can create four types of growths including noncancerous growths, atypical cells, cancer and metastatic cancer. 
  • Sarcoma - this is a rare cancer of the connective tissues including muscles, tendons, blood vessels, fat, nerves, deep skin tissue, bones and cartilage. 
  • Skin Cancer - there are three main types of skin cancer including, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. 
  • Testicular Cancer - this cancer develops in the testicles, or testes, the two male reproductive organs. 

Dean Tsarwhas, MD
 Medical Director,
 Medical Oncology

Valerie Nelson, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Trials
Medical Oncology

Daniel Dammrich, MD
Medical Oncology

Marc Posner, MD
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology

Alok Pant, MD
Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology 

Denise Monahan, MD, FACS 
 Breast Surgery

Heather Hopkins Gil, MD
Palliative and Supportive Care

Martha Twaddle, MD
Palliative and Supportive Care

Joy Coleman, MD
 Radiation Oncology

Karan Dixit, MD
 Neuro Oncology

Kelly Foster, MD 
 Medical Oncology

Meet our support team  

Jennifer Tepper, MSN, APN, CBCN, CNS
Nurse Navigator, Breast Cancer

Cathy Spagnoli, MSHA, RN, CBCN, CN-BN
Nurse Navigator, Breast Cancer

Karin Rogers, RN
Nurse Navigator, Lung Cancer

Oncology Social Worker / Outreach Coordinator

Kunjal Kadiwala, PA-C
 Physician Assistant

Carina DeCroes, MS, RN, ANP-BC, ADCNP
Nurse Practitioner

Maggie Oswald, MSN, APN-BC
Nurse Practitioner Survivorship Navigator

Palliative and Supportive Care

Jen Dumrauf, APN, C-CNS, ACHPN
Palliative and Supportive Care

Laura Kuhn, RN
Nurse Clinician, Surgery

Casey Joerger, RN
Nurse Clinician, Surgery

Emily Sherbin, PA-C

Katie Voigt, PA-C

Rebecca Johnson, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Marie Fuentes-Harris, MSW, LCSW
Oncology Social Worker/Palliative Care

Michael A. Howard, MD 
 Breast Cancer Reconstruction

James Wren, MD
 Male Infertility