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SIU Medicine hosting Relay For Life to support cancer research April 13

Central Illinois residents can help support cancer research at an event this spring. SIU School of Medicine students are organizing Relay For Life on Saturday, April 13, at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield.
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Colon cancer screening kits available at SCI March 28

Simmons Cancer Institute will provide free colorectal cancer screening kits to area residents at a drive-thru event from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.

Author Bertice Berry to speak at Women’s Power Lunch April 4

Best-selling author and speaker Bertice Berry, PhD, will share stories of resilience, kindness, humor and hope at the 2024 Women’s Power Lunch on Thursday, April 4, in Springfield.

Simmons Cancer Institute accepting research internship applications

Applications for the 2024 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine are being accepted through February 26. Four positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to qualified undergraduate college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer.
BRA Day event

SIU Medicine to address breast cancer disparities at CAP 1908

SIU Medicine is hosting an event to educate women, especially those in the Black community, about early detection, breast cancer screenings, advocating for care, supporting others who have breast cancer and options for breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.
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Denim & Diamonds Gala this Saturday in Springfield

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine will host its 23rd annual Denim & Diamonds Gala at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, at the Crowne Plaza Springfield.
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Simmons Cancer Institute seeks volunteers to greet patients

For a patient undergoing cancer care, a friendly greeting can make all the difference in their day. SIU Medicine is seeking volunteers for an important role at Simmons Cancer Institute.
SIU Staff attend Alumni Weekend

Alumni Class Reunion 2023

SIU School of Medicine Alumni convened in Springfield on June 23-25 for Reunion 2023.
Erica Austin

SIU Medicine employee, breast cancer survivor to model at New York Fashion Week

Community activist, local school board member and SIU Medicine deputy director Erica Austin will model at this year's New York Fashion Week in September at the (R)Evolution fashion show. Austin, who recently underwent breast cancer surgery, will walk the runway for Dana Donofree, a breast cancer survivor and the designer and founder of AnaOno, an international intimates clothing line for women with breast cancer.