Our History

1984

Dr. James L. Wade III, medical oncologist, begins practice at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois
Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program research consortium established

1985

Practice expands to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

1986

CCSCI begins providing clinic services at Pana Community Hospital, Pana, Illinois
CCSCI begins providing clinic services at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, Illinois

1989

Dr. Benjamin T. Esparaz, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI
Dr. Edward C. Elliott, radiation oncologist, begins practice at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois (He later joined CCSCI in 1996)
CCSCI begins providing clinic services at Shelby Memorial Hospital (now HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital), Shelbyville, Illinois

1993

CCSCI begins providing clinic services at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital (now Taylorville Memorial Hospital), Taylorville, Illinois

1994

CCSCI begins providing clinic services at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, Illinois

1995

CCSCI relocates Main Office to Monroe Street, Decatur, Illinois

1996

CCSCI begins providing services at St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center, Decatur, Illinois
CCSCI becomes the first and only multi-specialty oncology physician practice in Central Illinois
Dr. Edward C. Elliott, radiation oncologist, joins CCSCI

1998

New Crossroads Cancer Center opens, Effingham, Illinois
Dr. Philip A. Dy, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

1999

CCSCI begins providing clinic services at Clay County Hospital, Flora, Illinois
Dr. Perry P. Guaglianone, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

2000

CCSCI begins providing radiation oncology services at Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center, Mattoon, Illinois
Dr. Mary Anne de Paz, radiation oncologist, joins CCSCI
Dr. Renata C. Moore, radiation oncologist, joins CCSCI

2001

Dr. Mario R. Velasco Jr., medical oncologist, joins CCSCI
Dr. Dolores A. Estrada-Garcia, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI
CT Simulator installed at Crossroads Cancer Center

2002

CCSCI establishes The CCSCI Charitable Fund
CCSCI begins providing clinic services at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Fairfield, Illinois

2004

Dr. Maria T. Grosse Perdekamp, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI
Dr. Seong R. Cho, radiation oncologist, joins CCSCI

2005

Expansion of Crossroads Cancer Center, including new pharmacy, enlarged treatment area, expanded laboratory services, and addition of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Effingham, Illinois
Dr. Justin D. Floyd, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

2007

CCSCI opens Centralia Oncology Clinic, Centralia, Illinois
Dr. Hanna M. Saba, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI
CCSCI begins providing services at Olney-Weber Medical Clinic, Olney, Illinois

2008

Dr. Harold A. Yoon, radiation oncologist, joins CCSCI
Kristi M. Toennies, nurse practitioner, joins CCSCI
CCSCI recipient of ASCO Clinical Trials Award
CCSCI breaks ground for new Cancer Care Center of Decatur, Decatur, Illinois
CCSCI begins providing services at Centralia Oncology Clinic, Centralia, Illinois
CCSCI begins implementation of Electronic Medical Records

2009

Crossroads expands diagnostic imaging to include PET/CT scanner
CCSCI opens new Cancer Care Center of Decatur, including addition of diagnostic services (bone densitometry and PET/CT scans)

2010

Dr. Jane Grace M. Manalo, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

2011

LeAnn Thiele Rhinehart, family nurse practitioner, joins CCSCI
Dr. Sebastien S. Kairouz, medical oncologist, joins CCSI

2012

CCSCI opens new Urologic Oncology department at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur
Dr. Thomas Tarter, urologic oncologist, joins CCSCI
Heidi Sexton, nurse practitioner – urologic oncology, joins CCSCI
CCSCI begins providing services at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Medical Arts Building, Highland, Illinois
Dr. Irene A. Dy, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

2013

Dr. Bassam N. Maalouf, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

2014

CCSCI begins providing services at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese Specialty Clinic, in Breese, Illinois
CCSI begins providing services in Swansea, IL at Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois
Dr. Mark A. Walshauser, medical oncologist, joins CCSCI

2015

Dr. Casey E. Duncan, radiation oncologist, joins CCSCI at Crossroads Cancer Center
Dr. Justin D. Floyd joins Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois in Swansea, IL
Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, S.C. officially becomes Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois
CCSI opens Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois – Sparta in partnership with Sparta Community Hospital, expanding services in St. Louis Metro East
Dr. Justin D. Floyd begins serving patients at Memorial Hospital Oncology Clinic in Chester, IL
Construction begins on major expansion of Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham, IL

2016

Expansion of Crossroads Cancer Center is completed.

2017

Dr. Gibran H. Mahmud, medical oncologist, joins CCSI at Centralia Oncology Clinic, in Centralia, IL
CCSI begins providing services at Salem Township Hospital, in Salem, IL
Dr. Evelena P. Ontiveros, medical oncologist, joins CCSI at Cancer Care Center of Decatur