For the safety of our patients and caregivers, local Cancer Survivors Day 2020 events in Decatur and Effingham have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19. This is the first time in 30 years that we haven’t co-hosted or gathered for a community event! We’ll miss seeing everyone in June, but we celebrate with you […]
Cancer Care Center of Decatur
We have been getting a lot of donated homemade masks, gloves and hand sanitizer during this pandemic. These scarce and crucial resources are very much appreciated by all of us at Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois. We would like to express our extreme gratitude to these angels who have thought of us during this time. […]
Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois would like to wish Dr. Thomas Tarter an enjoyable retirement from Urologic Oncology as he shifts his focus to politics to run for the U.S. Senate. For the last eight years, Dr. Tarter has been the head of the CCSI Urologic Oncology department, bringing his vast knowledge and compassion to […]
Cancer survivors, caregivers and healthcare volunteers gathered at the Decatur Conference Center on Thursday, June 13th, to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Volunteers from Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, Decatur Memorial Hospital, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, and American Cancer Society all joined to set up and welcome guests. Tara Nickerson was Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment […]
Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Re-Certified for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States
Decatur, Illinois – Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois has received re-certification by the QOPI® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®). The QOPI® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), providing a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards […]
Congratulations to our own Allison Beyers for being named one of the Top 10 Nurses in Central Illinois!
From the Sunday, May 12 Herald & Review – Nursing is something of a family business for Allison Beyers. “I became a nurse because my mom is a nurse and I always knew that I wanted to take care of people, therefore I followed in her footsteps,” she said. The mom of two is a […]
Thank you Decatur, for choosing Cancer Care Specialists as the Best Cancer Center in the Herald & Review’s 2019 Readers Poll. Congratulations to our great team who work hard everyday to continue to make sure our patients receive the best in state-of-the-art, personalized care!
Cancer Care Specialists First in Downstate Illinois to Offer New Spacing Device to Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
Decatur, IL — Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois is helping to pioneer a new tool proven to protect prostate cancer patients from the negative effects of radiation therapy. Recently, the first patient at CCSI was injected with SpaceOAR® hydrogel, the first FDA cleared spacing device to protect the rectum in men undergoing radiation therapy for […]
Decatur, IL – Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois (CCSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Christel G. Wheeler, Nurse Practitioner, to its practice in November of 2018. She primarily sees patients at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur. Wheeler obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. […]
Decatur, IL – Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois (CCSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer N. Born, Nurse Practitioner, to its practice in July of 2018. She primarily sees patients at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur. Born obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Illinois State University in 2001. She […]