The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

The SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at SIU is 63,000 square feet. With three floors and a lower level, it consolidates most of the School's multi-disciplinary cancer clinics, now located in several hospital buildings, along with research and outreach services.

Stained glass window at SCI

This beautiful stained glass window is located on the second floor of the cancer institute. The piece was created by Al Sievers of Batavia, Il.

Healing Garden

"In terms of healing, a garden and the ability for patients to have that opportunity to step away from what is going on in their head and relax is so important," said Dr. K. Thomas Robbins, director of the SIU Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Walkway

There is a walkway between The Baylis Medical Building and The Breast Center to help with easier access.

The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

The Women’s Health Care Cancer Center is located on Level 2 and includes X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, nine exam rooms and a minor procedure room. Also located here are SIU’s offices for cancer research and clinical trials teams as well as an office for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength support group.

The Breast Center at SIU : 315 W.Carpenter Street : Springfield, IL 62702 : 217-545-7432


SIU Med School Seeks Participants for “Chemobrain” Study

Patients who undergo chemotherapy may suffer from a condition known as “chemobrain,” a relatively new term that refers to a decrease in memory and the ability to focus. Many who experience chemobrain describe it as a “thick brain fog.”

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU researchers are seeking patients to participate in a study on chemobrain. The study, made possible by a two-year, $100,000 SIU Simmons Cancer Institute Team Science grant, aims to detect the illness through brain waves in the hope of one day creating a preventative treatment or cure. Read More

New SCI Group Offers Support During Transition to Life After Loss

“Moving Forward” is a new support group for people who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The group will meet from 9 – 10 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 West Carpenter Street in Springfield. Read More

Free Colorectal Cancer Home Test Kits Available

The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal cancer home test kits on several dates and locations during March to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. Read More