Simmons Cancer Institute opened its doors to patients in 2010. Approximately 55 providers see nearly 1,750 patients each month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.