Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine

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Clinics, Physicians and Cancer Care Teams

Our multidisciplinary team of physician sub specialists and health care professionals meet weekly to discuss diagnosed cancer cases and treatments. Each member of our Cancer Care Team brings their expertise to different aspects of the patient’s disease process and treatment options.

Breast Center

The Breast Center at SIU provides care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and research based in a state-of-the art facility that meets National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers standards. Our breast cancer care teams consist of medical and radiation oncologists, oncologic and reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, psycho-oncologists, nurse navigators,and social workers who provide diagnosis, treatment and surveillance guided by evidence-based medicine. Read more at www.siumed.edu/breastcenter

Colorectal Cancer Clinic

The Colorectal Clinic provides comprehensive care for patients with colorectal cancer. The clinic uses a multidisciplinary care approach and gives patients access to research-based and state-of-the-art treatment. The Colorectal Surgery website is available at http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/gensurg/colorectal.html

Surgical Oncology Clinic

The Surgical Oncology Clinic provides comprehensive care for patients with complex tumors including pancreas, hepatobiliary, stomach and esophageal cancers, as well as endocrine tumors, sarcomas, and locally-advanced melanomas. The team is led by Sabha Ganai, MD, PhD, the only board-certified surgical oncologist in the region. Multidisciplinary management including neoadjuvant therapies and minimally-invasive approaches are utilized, as well as novel techniques including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The Upper GI/Hepatobiliary Multidisciplinary Team website is available at http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/gensurg/UG-HPB.html

Gynecologic Oncology Clinic

The Gynecologic Oncology team approach ensures multidisciplinary care and access to fresh perspectives on gynecologic cancers. Participation in critical clinical and basic science research will provide our patients with access to the latest in progressive and innovative treatments and will help advance the field of cancer care for all. Additional information is available at www.siumed.edu/ob/gyneonc.html.

Head and Neck - HANOT Clinic

The Head and Neck team provides coordinated health care aimed at optimizing the prevention, early diagnosis and management of head and neck cancers. During a patient’s visit, a head and neck surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist work together to determine the most current and appropriate treatment. The team also includes a speech therapist, dietician, nurse and social worker. Read more here www.siumed.edu/surgery/ent/hanot.html

Hematology and Oncology Clinic

The Hematology/Oncology team provides diagnosis and treatment for various forms of cancer and blood disorders guided by evidence-based medicine. It provides care to patients through a multidisciplinary approach and offers more than 100 national, regional and locally-originated clinical trials. Dr. Aziz Khan, chief of the hematology/oncology division and professor of surgery, is the director. Find more information at their website: www.siumed.edu/medicine/hemonc/

Melanoma Center

The Melanoma team provides patient care using expertise in melanoma diagnosis and treatment. The team’s mission is to provide comprehensive melanoma care and assistance to patients and their families. Meet the team at www.siumed.edu/medicine/dermatology/

Pediatric Oncology Clinic

The Pediatric Oncology team is home to the only pediatric oncology specialists in central and southern Illinois and is dedicated to treating patients with various pediatric cancers and blood disorders. It also provides cancer genetic testing. Pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, pediatric surgeons and a pediatric urologist to collaborate with St. John’s Children’s Hospital to provide support services. Read more about the work they do here www.siumed.edu/peds/pages/hematology.

Prostate Center

The Prostate Center medical staff provides care for men with prostate cancer and other urologic malignancies as well as those who are at risk of developing prostate cancer. The center offers screening and diagnosis as well as contemporary options for treatment. The team provides individualized education and support through all phases of care. Meet the team at www.siumed.edu/surgery/urology/faculty.html

Lung - Thoracic Oncology Program Clinic

The Thoracic Oncology clinic provides multidisciplinary care for patients and families needing treatment of thoracic cancers. For each patient visit, the team includes a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, a surgeon, a pulmonologist, nurse practitioner and social worker who determine the best treatment plan guided by evidence-based medicine. Numerous specialized clinical trials are available. More information about this program is available at www.siumed.edu/surgery/cardiothoracic/

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Contact Information

Breast Center
217-545-7432

Colorectal Cancer Clinic
217-545-7230

Gynecology Oncology Clinic
217-545-0309

Head and Neck Oncology Cancer Clinic
217-545-6099

Hematology Oncology Clinic
217-545-5817

Melanoma Center
217-545-5465

Pediatric Oncology Clinic
217-545-5817

Prostate Center
217-545-7422

Surgical Oncology Clinic
217-545-7432

Thoracic Oncology Program and Lung Cancer Center
217-545-7422