Sarcoma and Melanoma Cancer


    Sarcomas arise in bone, muscle, fat, or cartilage and are relatively uncommon. Melanomas are cancers that arise in the cells that make the pigment in skin.

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    Fawwad Zaidi, MD

    Cancer Care

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough tech

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Latest articles

    Senator Dick Durbin, Dr. Robert Mocharnuk

    Durbin visits Simmons Cancer Institute to discuss nationwide shortage of cancer drugs

    Senator Dick Durbin held a news conference at SIU's Simmons Cancer Institute to discuss the shortage of life-saving drugs for cancer patients. Last month, Durbin urged the FDA to use the agency’s authority to immediately address the ongoing shortage.

    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.