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Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, S.C.
, is dedicated to providing quality medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology , and urologic oncology services in central and south-central Illinois.

Our outstanding medical and support staff provide superior service to patients and their families. Patients receive personalized, comprehensive care using state-of-the-art equipment and treatment methods. In addition, CCSCI is affiliated with several National Cancer Institute supported research organizations which provide advanced research and treatment opportunities.

 



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QOPI Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, S.C. Receives Recognition for Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

 

 

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8-12-14

Cancer Care Specialists Welcomes Dr. Mark Walshauser & Opens New Clinic in Swansea

Welcome Dr. Walshauser!  Dr. Walshauser, along with Dr. Philip Dy and Dr. James Wade, are now accepting new patients at the new Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois clinic in Swansea and will be on staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.

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“We are very excited with our collaboration with St. Elizabeth's hospital and very honored to be given the opportunity to provide world class oncological care and cutting edge research to Swansea, Belleville and their surrounding communities.” - Dr. Philip Dy


8-6-14

NCI Awards $2.5M Per Year - 5 Year Grant to Heartland NCORP

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has recently awarded $2,520,862 each year over five years to the Heartland Cancer Research National Community Oncology Research Program (Heartland NCORP). The funding will be used to help pay for the costs of specialized research staff who will work side by side with cancer physicians and oncology nurses.  Heartland NCORP was formed in 2013 through the cooperative efforts of three Community Clinical Oncology Programs (CCOP’s); Heartland Cancer Research CCOP from St. Louis, Illinois Oncology Research CCOP from Peoria, and the Central Illinois CCOP from Decatur. The principal investigator of Heartland NCORP is James L. Wade III, MD, FACP, FASCO. 

Read the full Press release (MS Word Doc) here.

Click to read the Herald & Review article, "Area Cancer Research Expands"

 


6-24-14

Cancer Care Specialists Seeing Patients in St. Joseph-Breese Specialty Clinics

To provide comprehensive cancer-related consultation and treatment services closer to home, Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, S.C., is now seeing patients on Wednesdays in the St. Joseph-Breese Specialty Clinics.

The new cancer care program at Breese, which began June 18, offers a full spectrum of clinical and support services from screenings and diagnostic services to treatment and counseling including:

-Consultation and exam to confirm diagnosis;
-Review of patient history and medical records;
-Evaluation of patients at high risk for cancer and genetic testing;
-Discussion of treatment goals and options;
-Administration of chemotherapy treatments;
-Hormone therapy;
-Immunotherapy;
-Targeted therapy;
-Pain management; and
-Opportunities for participation in National Cancer Institute research trials through partnerships with cancer research organizations.

Patients will also have access to services available at St. Joseph’s in Breese including:

-Diagnosis and staging (CT, PET-CT, MRI, surgical biopsy, medical imaging, lab services);
-Medical and surgical referrals;
-Physical therapy, rehabilitation and massage therapy;
-Lymphedema treatment (bandaging referred);
-Inpatient hospice;
-Affiliations for home care;
-Cancer Care Closet with free wigs, hats, scarves, etc.;
-American Cancer Society’s Look Good-Feel Better sessions with specially-trained cosmetologists; and
-HealthPlex sessions specifically for cancer patients (inaugural session July 12).

Seeing patients at St. Joseph’s in Breese is Jane Grace M. Manalo, MD, a specialist in cancer and blood diseases who is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Manalo received her Doctor of Medicine and Surgery degree at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, completing post-degree work in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, among other locations.

Before joining CCSCI in 2010, Dr. Manalo practiced medical oncology and hematology in Utah for nine years.

She was an attending physician in medical oncology and hematology at Snow Canyon Clinic in Ivins, Utah, and at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah, where she was awarded “Oncologist of the Year” honors, received the 2006 Outstanding Service and Quality award and served as chairman of the Cancer Committee 2006-2007.

Also affiliated with CCSCI and seeing patients at St. Joseph’s in Breese will be nurse practitioner Kristi M. Toennies, RN, MSN, FNP.

An Aviston native, Toennies received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and her master’s and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees from Saint Louis University School of Nursing.

She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse.

Cancer Care Specialists is a multi-specialty group providing medical oncology, hematology, radiation and urologic oncology services in central and south-central Illinois including Centralia, Clinton, Decatur, Effingham, Fairfield, Flora, Highland, Mattoon, Monticello, Olney, Pana, Shelbyville, Taylorville and Vandalia.

Dr. Manalo is pleased to provide medical oncology/hematology services at St. Joseph’s Hospital-Breese and looks forward to serving patients in the Breese community.

On referral or diagnosis, appointments can be made by calling the St. Joseph-Breese Specialty Clinics at 618.526-8585 or by calling Cancer Care Specialists at 618.436-5410.

 


6-23-14


6-16-14

St. Mary's Cancer Care Center Changes

Due to upcoming schedule changes, Dr. Bassam Maalouf will no longer be seeing patients at the St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center in Decatur after June 16th. However, Dr. Sebastien Kairouz will continue to see patients at St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center on Thursdays, and Dr. Dolores Estrada-Garcia will begin seeing patients at St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center on Tuesday mornings starting July 8th.

Your ongoing care is most important to us. If you have a previously scheduled appointment with Dr. Maalouf at St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center in Decatur, you may reschedule the appointment to see Dr. Estrada-Garcia or Dr. Kairouz in Decatur, or you may schedule an appointment with Dr. Maalouf in Effingham. You may also receive a “Change of Appointment” letter in the mail. To reschedule your appointment, please call:

St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center (Tuesdays/Dr. Estrada-Garcia & Thursdays/Dr. Kairouz), 217-464-2900
Cancer Care Specialists/Cancer Care Center of Decatur (Monday through Friday), 217-876-6600
Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham (Dr. Maalouf’s Main Office), 217-342-2066

Cancer Care Specialists continues to be a part of many important advances in cancer care and will continue to provide oncology/hematology services at St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center for many years to come. We are happy to continue to provide high quality, personalized care for you.

 


6-16-14

Pana Clinic Changes

Due to upcoming schedule changes, Dr. Dolores Estrada-Garcia will no longer be seeing patients at Pana Community Hospital Medical Mall after June 24th. Dr. Benjamin Esparaz will continue to see patients in Pana on Wednesdays. In addition, Dr. Hanna Saba will begin seeing patients in Pana on Tuesday afternoons starting July 1st.

Your ongoing care is most important to us. If you have an upcoming appointment to see Dr. Estrada-Garcia in Pana, you may reschedule your appointment to see Dr. Saba or Dr. Esparaz in Pana, or you may request to see Dr. Estrada-Garcia in Decatur. You may also receive a “Change of Appointment” letter. To reschedule your appointment, please call:

Pana Community Hospital Medical Mall (Tuesdays/Dr. Saba & Wednesdays/Dr. Esparaz), 217-562-2131
Cancer Care Specialists/Cancer Care Center of Decatur (Dr. Estrada-Garcia’s Main Office), 217-876-6600
Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham (Dr. Saba’s Main Office), 217-342-2066

Cancer Care Specialists continues to be a part of many important advances in cancer care and will continue to provide oncology/hematology services at Pana Community Hospital for many years to come. We are happy to continue to provide high quality, personalized care for you.

 


6-10-2014

Fairfield Oncology Clinic Changes

Due to upcoming schedule changes, Dr. Jane Grace Manalo will no longer be seeing patients at the Fairfield Oncology Clinic after June 12th.

Kristi Toennies, FNP, will continue to see patients at the Fairfield Oncology Clinic on Tuesdays. In addition, Dr. Irene A. Dy will be expanding coverage at the Fairfield Oncology Clinic to see patients on both Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 17th.

We enjoy caring for our patients in the Fairfield community and your care is most important to us. You may keep any upcoming appointments at the Fairfield Oncology Clinic and receive uninterrupted care with Dr. Irene Dy and Kristi Toennies, FNP, or you may reschedule your appointment and see Dr. Jane Manalo at another clinic location.

Cancer Care Specialists continues to be a part of many important advances in cancer care and will continue to provide oncology/hematology services in Fairfield for many years to come. We are happy to continue to provide high quality, personalized care for you.

If you have any questions about your next appointment or your continued care, please call:

Fairfield Oncology Clinic (Tuesdays & Thursdays), 618-847-8296
Centralia Oncology Clinic (Dr. Jane Manalo), 618-436-5410
Crossroads Cancer Center, Effingham (Dr. Irene Dy), 217-342-2066

 


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