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Simmons Cancer Institute

The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine offers personalized cancer care, infusion services and other diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients and families. Our team includes surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, genetic counselors, therapists and nurses.

Welcome

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU practices “the team approach” to cancer treatment. Our team – the surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, genetic counselors, therapists, nurses and medical staff – meet together to decide the best treatment plan when you or your family member receives a cancer diagnosis. When the patient leaves SCI after receiving a cancer diagnosis, it’s not with a list of appointments for other opinions about treatment. It’s with a treatment plan and the knowledge that their cancer care team is working for the best possible outcome.

Collectively, our researchers have successfully achieved external grant funding in excess of $14 million. A large number of our physician faculty members also work with patients in clinical trials making new treatments and therapies available as cancer treatments advance.
In addition to patient care and research, many complementary programs and therapies are provided for our patients, their families and caregivers. These include support groups and dietary and nutrition counseling. Other services offered are yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pilates and exercise programs specifically for cancer patients.
 

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PATIENT CARE

Holistic care

When it comes to your cancer journey, you are not alone. At Simmons Cancer Institute, we believe in providing holistic care beyond chemotherapy and infusion treatments. We provide you and your family with complementary therapies and supportive services.

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At Simmons Cancer Institute, 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.

Clinical services

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EDUCATION

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship is a 3-year program at the SIU School of Medicine. As a fellow, you'll split your time between inpatient and outpatient rotations, through which you will acquire a panel of patients you will follow over your three years of training. In your subsequent years of training, you'll conduct research and participate in sub-specialty training including gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, hematopathology, stem cell transplantation and CAR-T cell therapy, and outpatient service.

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Latest news

SIU Pharmacy offers cancer patients convenience, expertise

The SIU Pharmacy at Simmons Cancer Institute recently celebrated its 1-year anniversary. It's located next to the Infusion Unit on the first floor of the Cancer Institute at 315 W. Carpenter.
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Cancer Institute accepting research internship applications

Applications for the 2023 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine are being accepted through February 27. Four positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to qualified college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer.
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Springfield Plastics donates $137K to Simmons Cancer Institute

Springfield Plastics made its annual donation to Simmons Cancer Institute through its Drain for the Cure fundraiser at a check presentation on December 12. “We are proud to have such a generous
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Simmons Cancer Institute provides free radon testing for area homes

Radon is an invisible gas that can enter homes through cracks in the floors or walls. It causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. As part of SIU's autumn cancer prevention

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