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Dr. Wilber

Dr. Wilber’s Research Into Kidney Cancer

Dr Andrew Wilber’s research into kidney cancer is twofold. First, his team is investigating what could be behind the greater incidence of this disease in rural Illinois, USA. Second, the group is looking more widely at how certain immune deficiencies in kidney cancer patients could yield interesting insights in the wider field of cancer treatment.
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Dr. Hazelrigg

Helping COPD Sufferers With Unique Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgeon Stephen Hazelrigg has performed hundreds of lung volume reduction surgeries, an operation that removes damaged portions of the lungs to provide relief for COPD patients.
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Passavant Hospital

Simmons Cancer Institute and Passavant Hospital Announce Partnership

A new partnership between Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville will expand area cancer patients’ access to cancer care.
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Laurent Brard, MD, PhD

SIU Med School, Wash U Partner to Explore Rural Cancer Health Disparities

"Cancer research is critical to our region," said SIU School of Medicine principal investigator Laurent Brard, MD, PhD. "Our ultimate goal is to improve the health of patients in southern and central Illinois."
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Could Flaxseed Prevent a Recurrence of Ovarian Cancer?

A new clinical trial at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is the first in the United States to examine the effects of flaxseed supplementation in women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
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Dr. Alanee

SIU Med School Exclusive Site for Bladder Cancer Clinical Trial

Combined Drug Therapies May Prevent Need for Surgery
A new clinical trial for bladder cancer has opened exclusively at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. The trial will combine the current use of drug therapy placed inside the bladder with a new, intravenous drug that increases the response of the immune system.
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Dr. Khan Makes Pledge

SIU Med School Pledges 80% by 2018 -
Movement Aims to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), recently became the first FQHC in Illinois to sign the 80% by 2018 pledge, a shared goal of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American Cancer Society.
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Butterfly Release 20168th Annual Butterfly Release
Saturday, June 25th
Thomas Garden of Hope
Simmons Cancer Institute
315 West Carpenter, Springfield

Denim and Diamonds 201616th Annual Denim and Diamonds
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 6 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Springfield

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Faces of Hope

Thank you to the many who participated in the Faces of Hope presentation shown at Denim & Diamonds!

Dr. Hazelrigg Video Dr. Stephen Hazelrigg talks about the 'Team Approach' to cancer care at Simmons Cancer Care and how it benefits patients.

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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