Welcome to the website of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU's Thoracic Oncology Program. Here, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to provide the best approach to cancer care. This means that when you become our patient, a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and surgeon will all discuss your diagnosis and work together to determine the most current and appropriate treatment for you. We incorporate a holistic approach to cancer care. You will have a nurse practitioner available to answer any questions you may have and to coordinate your care. Our nursing staff, pathology, radiology, psychology, and dietary departments are additional team members who will devote their experience and expertise to your care, treatment and recovery.
Please take a moment to explore our web site and learn more about the Thoracic Oncology Program. If this is your first time visiting the site and you have lung cancer or have previously had lung cancer, please take a few moments after your visit to fill out a short survey by clicking on the "Survey" button on the left side of your screen. Your participation can help us in our mission to better serve cancer patients and their families in central and southern Illinois.