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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.

Team approach to cancer treatment

Welcome to the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine. Our multidisciplinary team works hard to advance the field of cancer research. So far, we’ve been awarded millions of dollars in grant funding to help discover new techniques in cancer screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. With direct access to this research as well as advanced education, our medical students and residents have a unique advantage as they fulfill their training.

Our staff also provides compassionate, comprehensive, team-oriented care for patients with cancer, as well as their families and caregivers. In addition to direct medical care, we also offer and regularly develop complementary programs and therapies including support groups, yoga, gentle yoga, Qi Gong, tai chi, Pilates, and fitness.

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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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Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship is a 3-year program within the Department of Internal Medicine 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.


Latest news

Simmons Cancer Institute to host ‘financial toxicity’ presentation on Thursday, Sept. 12

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Simmons Cancer Institute to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – Head and neck cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, but if found at an early stage, there is an 80 percent survival rate, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

'Sexuality After Cancer Treatment' Author to Present at Simmons Cancer Institute

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine and Susan G. Komen Memorial will host an evening with Judy Kneece, nurse and author of “Sexuality After Cancer Treatment, the Guide to Restoring Your Sex Life

Simmons Cancer Institute to Host HPV Roundtable for Parents

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine will host “The ABC’s of HPV” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The roundtable discussion will provide parents and guardians with an opportunity to discuss