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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 (SCI) 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 of our patients.

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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Events

Smoke and MirrorsSMOKE & MIRRORS
THE TRUTH OF TOBACCO DEPENDENCE

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Noon-1:00 pm
SCI Robbins-Woerner Conf. Room
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, annually. We want to recognize that day by hosting our own Q&A with a previous smoker. Bring your own lunch and come hear John Pearson’s inspiring story of survival. Receive information on SCI’s smoking cessation program. This event is open to anyone!

Skin Cancer ScreeningFree Skin Cancer Screening
Thursday, May 21st
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU
315 West Carpenter, Springfield

Registrations Required: 217-545-2534

Risk Factors:
Lots of moles on skin- Burn or freckle easily - History of severe or blistering sunburns - Light colored skin, hair & eyes - Actively tan or use tanning beds - Work outdoors - Family history

Butterfly ReleaseButterfly Release
June 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m
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Colorectal

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.

Prostate

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

Aspects Magazine

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