A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

For Referring Physicians

We welcome referrals at any point during a patient’s treatment, even if they are not yet considered refractory to standard treatment.

When you refer a patient to the Developmental Therapeutics Clinic, our goal is to allow you to maintain an uninterrupted relationship with your patient. After the patient visit, you will receive verbal or e-mail communication regarding your patient, followed by a detailed letter describing our recommendations. If the patient is enrolled in a clinical trial, he/she will come to the University of Chicago for study treatments and study-related visits.

We encourage our patients to continue seeing their local physicians as needed for supportive care and/or management of comorbid conditions. Acute toxicities may also need to be managed locally, especially when the travel distance is substantial.

For a list of Developmental Therapeutics Clinic trials open to enrollment, click here.


How to Make a Referral

Please have your administrative or nursing staff contact our patient navigation team at 1-773-702-8222 or cancer@uchospitals.edu. Our team will schedule an appointment for your patient and collect the necessary records in advance.


MD to MD Questions

Please contact Manish Sharma, MD, at msharma@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu with any questions/concerns about referrals to the clinic.

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