Division of 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 the cancer treatment plans for our patients are planned collectively by our cancer specialists, radiologists, surgeons, counselors, chemotherapy and medical staff. Our patients leave our offices with a plan that the team has all agreed is the best course of action to treat each unique patient. The team approach to patient treatment provides a higher quality of care for both the patient, and their families.
SCI Hematology/Oncology is not only committed to our patients, but also to advancing cancer treatment. As a teaching academic center we offer a wide array of clinical trials. SCI clinical trials tend to focus on new treatment options, but also offer trials studying the prevention of cancer as well as trials exploring how to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
Patients and their families can find further assistance with the challenges ahead through the complimentary Side-by-Side program offered by Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU. 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 include Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pilates, Fitness, Drumming and Reiki massage. Schedules are available at our front desk.
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 (link) and a map of the interior of SCI can be found here (link). 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.