James L. Wade III, MD, FACP, FASCO
Medical Oncology / Hematology
Dr. James L. Wade III, medical oncologist, is the founder of Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois. He primarily sees patients at our main office at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, but also sees patients at Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham, and Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Wade received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, in 1978. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine in 1981, Dr. Wade served as the Chief Resident in Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago. In 1984, he completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Wade established a Medical Oncology and Hematology practice in Decatur in 1984. Since then, he has developed the CCSI practice into the largest interdisciplinary oncology/ hematology practice in Illinois outside of Chicago.
CCSI and its twenty board certified physicians are nationally recognized as an outstanding cancer care practice and honored to receive the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Wade is an active leader in cancer research and works as both a committee chair and a board member of several NCI sponsored national and international research organizations. He has served as the Director of Medical Oncology at Decatur Memorial Hospital and he has been the Principal Investigator of the NCI sponsored Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program since 1991. As an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine he also serves as a teacher and mentor for young physicians at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago.
Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship
University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1984
Internal Medicine Residency
Chief Resident in Medicine, 1982
University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1981
M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1978
B.S., Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1974
Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University
American Society of Clinical Oncology (Fellow)
American College of Physicians (Fellow)
Association of Community Cancer Centers (Fellow)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Illinois Medical Oncology Society
Illinois State Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1977
Harry Hynes Award, National Cancer Institute, 2007
Excellence in Teaching, Northwestern University, 2009
National Cancer Institute Platinum Level Recognition for Outstanding Clinical Trial Accrual, 2011 & 2012
ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award, 2011 & 2015
La Grange, Illinois