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Cancer & blood disorders
A cancer diagnosis is the first step on a journey no one wants to take. You will need support and compassionate, superior care as you navigate its challenges.
SIU Medicine provides the most comprehensive cancer programs in downstate Illinois. Our patients benefit from the latest advances in research and treatments, and a coordinated team approach to fighting cancer.
A winning strategy for care delivery
Simmons Cancer Institute is the premier cancer care center in the region, home to SIU Medicine’s hematology and oncology units. Cancer treatment plans are formed collectively by our oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, counselors and chemotherapy-certified medical staff. Unique plans are tailored to each patient. The multidisciplinary collaborations provide the most effective care for you and your family, in the most efficient manner possible.
Commitment to our patients is strengthened through our participation in clinical trials and basic science research. Clinical studies test or compare new treatments with current standard treatments, to find better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat cancer. Basic science researchers work toward discoveries in cancer biology that will lead to better detection, treatment and prevention options in the future. This combination of research advancements and a team approach provides improved care for our patients.
SCI’s oncologists and health care professionals treat most types of cancer, including surgical management of benign and malignant tumors, all under one roof.
Specializing in cancer care
Dr. Aziz Khan, executive director of Simmons Cancer Institute, discusses the importance of identifying and treating melanoma early.