This is the Future of Cancer Care and Drug Discovery

The University of Illinois Cancer Center, the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Pharmacy, the Discovery Partners Institute, and the State of Illinois are partnering to construct the Drug Discovery and Cancer Research Pavilion (DDCRP), a new state-of-the-art facility to house emerging areas of translational research.

This public-private partnership will bring together industry and university partners, educational and clinical programs, research, and our community to create a collaborative environment to drive therapeutic discovery.

Located on UIC’s West Campus, the DDCRP will be a 190,000 square-foot facility dedicated to cancer and pharmaceutical research with a focus on drug development and discovery. Several floors dedicated to cancer research, clinical oncology trials, and community outreach will extend the Cancer Center’s capabilities as a convener of cutting-edge scientists and innovators. The College of Pharmacy and its investigational pharmacists are established leaders in drug development and translational oncology.

DDCRP will enhance the natural synergy between precision oncology and drug discovery. An additional 14,000 square feet of space will house a technology park, ripe for public-private partnerships. Drug Discovery research will focus on important therapeutic areas, including cancer, infectious disease, and women’s health.

Create Equity in Cancer Care

Ensuring all patients have access to precision oncology is a priority for the Cancer Center. This collaborative environment will promote drug discovery and give patients access to the most promising new treatments through the Cancer Center’s clinical trials office. push scientific understanding forward, so every patient can receive the right treatment, at the right time, for their specific cancer.

Partnerships in Discovery

The Drug Discovery and Cancer Research Pavilion will bring industry, colleges/universities, and community groups together to develop the intellectual and physical infrastructure necessary to tackle research projects that grow their bottom line, produce timely results, and advance existing patient care options.

A Workforce for Chicago’s New Economy

Support for the Drug Discovery and Cancer Research Pavilion will come from corporate partners, individuals, ad organizations who want to be at the forefront of collaborative research and development. This project is expected to positively impact Illinois’ economy due to the innovation development and job creation that stimulates fiscal growth.

The goal of the Drug Discovery and Cancer Research Pavilion is to bring together academic researchers and industry partners to create the necessary collaborative environment to serve the underserved in Chicagoland and beyond.  Expert care for everyone from early-stage drug discovery through clinical trials at UI Health.

UIC Innovation Impact (2020)

OTM Facts

From the Office of Technology Management (OTM) Impact Report – 2020.

A 3D Rendering of the Building

To discuss the Drug Discovery and Cancer Research Pavilion, please contact Ben Stickan, College of Pharmacy, at (312) 639-9069, or Jane Erb, University of Illinois Cancer Center, at (312) 355-1386.

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