Shaping the health care of tomorrow

The Leona Loeber Memorial Cancer Research Laboratory was dedicated in 2006, thanks to a generous gift by the Loeber Family, made in memory of their late mother, Leona Loeber, a patient with melanoma who was cared for at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

This week the Loeber family visited the lab to learn about its latest advancements. Over the last two years, the research lab has been revitalized with additional lab equipment and personnel. The lab supports clinical research being done right here on our campus. Today, the lab is home to more than 10 coordinators using the facility for clinical trial research studies in a variety of areas. The work being done facilitates the future of oncology medicine.

“The generosity of the Loeber family has helped us improve the quality of care we provide to our patients and access to the most innovative research opportunities,” says Ally Regnier, Vice President of Development at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. “This facility is helping us recruit renowned physicians and build prestigious national partnerships that enhance the care and research we are able to offer.”

The Loeber Lab is part of the James R. & Helen D. Russell Institute for Research & Innovation located on the 5th floor of Lutheran General Hospital. It is a core research lab specializing in histology, tissue microarray (TMA) creation, paraffin blocks and frozen tissue sectioning, as well as processing fresh human tissue, and supporting clinical trials and investigator initiated research.”

The Leona Loeber Memorial Cancer Research Laboratory facilitates moving past the medicine we know today shaping the future of healthcare tomorrow.