Hematology / Oncology
Welcome to Hematology/Oncology at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU.
SCI Hematology/Oncology is dedicated to supporting our patients through their cancer journey. At SCI Hematology/Oncology, we practice the “team approach” to cancer care. This means that our patients’ cancer treatment plans are formed collectively by our team of oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, counselors, and chemotherapy certified medical staff. These plans are individualized to each patient. The multidisciplinary team approach to patient treatment provides a higher quality of care for both the patient and their families.
SCI Hematology/Oncology’s commitment to our patients is strengthened through our participation in clinical trials and basic science research. SCI clinical trials test or compare new treatments with current standard treatments, to find better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat cancer. SCI Basic Science researchers work toward discoveries in cancer biology that will further lead to better detection, treatment, and prevention options in the future. The combination of the team approach with research advancements leads to improved care for our patients and their families.
Patients and their families can find additional support through the complimentary Side-by-Side program offered by SCI. The classes are designed to help patients and their families deal with the stress of a cancer diagnosis, its treatment, and its life changing capacity. Free classes, for both patients and caregivers, include Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pilates, Fitness, Drumming and Reiki massage. For class schedule click here.
SCI Hematology/Oncology is located on the first floor of Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter, Springfield, IL. Directions to SCI can be found here, as well as a map of the interior of SCI. Volunteers in the lobby will be glad to assist you with way-finding, wheelchair assistance and other general questions you may have about your visit.
Again, we welcome you to Hematology/Oncology at Simmons Cancer Institute. We hope, that if you are embarking on a journey with cancer, that you allow our physicians and staff to be beside you every step of the way.