Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Women's Health Magazine Names Loyola Oncologist One of America's Top Doctors for Women

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Kathy Albain, who has earned an international reputation for her research on breast cancer and lung cancer, has been named one of America's Top Doctors for Women by Women's Health magazine.

The magazine teamed up with the research firm Castle Connolly to create the list of best doctors in 10 specialties. Albain was among five doctors in the Midwest, and 20 in the country, to be named top doctors for cancer care.

Albain directs the Breast Clinical Research Program within Loyola University Health System and is director of Loyola's Thoracic Oncology Program.

Albain has done groundbreaking research on new drug treatments that are customized for individual patients. She was lead author of a pivotal study of a gene test that accurately predicts which patients will benefit from chemotherapy. While Albain is best known for her research, many patients say that what they appreciate most is how hard she works on their behalf.

Albain lives in Oak Park.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.