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Fund Proposals Sought

The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU (SCI) is seeking to fund proposals led by clinician-basic scientist teams that focus on translational cancer research.
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New Doctors

New Physicians

Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine proudly welcomes three new fellowship-trained cancer care physicians. SCI's team approach to cancer treatment sets us apart from all the rest. Our cancer care teams - oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, genetic counselors, nurses - develop an individualized care plan to guide each patient.

Our new cancer specialists are (above, left to right):
Dr. Sherjeel Sana - Hematology Oncology
Dr. Paula Rauschkolb - NeuroOncology
Dr. Swati Pathak - Hematology Oncology

Dr.David Steward

Cancer in Illinois

A collaborative effort between Simmons Cancer Institute and the Illinois State Cancer Registry produces a study that helps us to better understand how health issues affect the urban and rural areas of Illinois differently.
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Dr. Nie

SIU Med School Receives IDPH Grant to Study Breast Cancer Metastasis

Daotai Nie, Ph.D., associate professor of medical microbiology, immunology and cell biology, is the principal investigator for the project. He is also a member of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU.
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SCI Intern

Grant will support DNA analysis research to personalize cancer treatments at SIU

$58,900 grant to study “personalized” treatment for cancer patients using their own DNA.

Dr. Shaheen Alanee, head of urologic oncology, said the cancers targeted in the study are bladder, ovarian, and fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer.
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Denim and Diamonds October 2015 Registration


Colorectal cancer survivor Kris Castleman talks about her experience with surgeon Dr. Jan Rakinic and the Simmons Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ganai

Dr. Sabha Ganai, Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Simmons Cancer Institute explains her approach to patient-focused cancer care.

McVary Video

Dr. Kevin McVary, Professor and Chair of urology at SIU School of Medicine explains what urology is and what drew him to the practice.


Dr. Shaheen Alanee, head of urologic oncology at SIU School of Medicine, explains the importance of using magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose prostate cancer.

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