Illinois

Siteman Cancer Center facility at the Memorial Hospital East campus in Shiloh, Ill., opened Jan. 13, 2020. The facility marks Siteman’s sixth location overall.

Read more about the opening of this new state-of-the-art facility.

The treatment center offers convenient access to nationally recognized cancer care, including clinical trials, for residents of southern and central Illinois and beyond.

Memorial Hospital East and Washington University Physicians in Illinois Inc., jointly operate the new Siteman facility.

PDF of driving direction and a campus map

Parking

Parking is readily available outside the facility.  You should be able to locate a parking space without much difficulty.

Wheelchairs

If you or a loved one requires the use of a wheelchair for your visit, please don’t hesitate to borrow one. They may be found just off the main lobby of the facility.

Treatments and Services

New patient questionnaire download (PDF)

Services currently offered at our facility include:

  • Washington University Physician care
  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Radiation therapy
  • Support programs and resources

Amenities

At our Illinois facility, we hope to make your visit more comfortable by offering a number of amenities, including:

  • Free coffee
  • Free wifi

Support Services

For the safety of our patients and team members, we will be suspending supportive services until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding with this matter. Please contact our Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center if you have any questions, 314-362-7844.

Musicians

Musicians play for the patients and caregivers allowing them to experience the relaxing benefits of the soothing music. To learn more, call 618-607-1340.

When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Where: Siteman- Illinois, 1418 Cross St., Shiloh, IL 62269– in the lobby

Nutritional Support

Cancer patients sometimes find it difficult to eat an adequate amount of food. We have a registered dietitian on staff who can help patients evaluate their nutritional needs according to their disease and treatment type, and plan healthy meals and snacks.

To learn more, call 618-607-1340.

Where: Siteman- Illinois, 1418 Cross St., Shiloh, IL 62269

Exercise programs

Our facility offers a number of yoga and exercise programs open to all patients, caregivers, family members and staff. 

To learn more, call  618-607-1340.

Where: Siteman- Illinois, 1418 Cross St., Shiloh, IL 62269

Day Yoga

When: Mondays from 12:00 – 1:00p.m.

Seated Yoga

When: Tuesdays from 2:00 -3:00 p.m.

Evening Yoga

When: Tuesdays from 5:30 -6:30 p.m.

Tai Chi

When: Wednesdays from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Movement for Life – Body Conditioning

When: Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and Thursdays from  5:30-6:30 p.m.

Massage Therapy

Healing Massage from the Healing Arts Center is available for patients and caregivers.

To learn more, call 618-607-1340.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00 p.m.

Where: Siteman- Illinois, 1418 Cross St., Shiloh, IL 62269

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

This support group is a place for Head and Neck Cancer patients, their families & caregivers to connect with each other, obtain helpful information and gain support from each other.

When: March 6, May 22, August 21 and November 20 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Where: Memorial Hospital at the Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center, Suite 150, 4700 Memorial Drive Belleville, IL

Contact: Gwen at 618-767-3936 or gwen.haake@bjc.org or call 618-257-5255

Therapeutic Horticulture

A therapeutic horticulturist from the Missouri Botanical Gardens will bring plants to make arrangements with patients, press note cards, make tea bags with different herbs, or discuss the medicinal benefits of plants and flowers.

To learn more, call 618-607-1340.

When: On the following dates from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Siteman- Illinois, 1418 Cross St., Shiloh, IL 62269

  • May 20
  • June 4
  • June 19
  • July 6
  • July 21
  • August 5
  • August 20
  • September 4
  • September 21
  • October 6
  • October 21
  • November 5
  • November 20
  • December 7
  • December 22

Pet Therapy with therapy dogs

Trained pet therapy dogs provide comfort to patients and their loved ones.

To learn more, call (314) 362-7880.  

When: Dates and times vary

Where: Siteman- Illinois, 1418 Cross St., Shiloh, IL 62269

Social Workers

Social workers are available to help patients and families cope with the challenges and problems that can arise during cancer treatment. They provide assistance with such issues as lodging and transportation, rehabilitation and hospice care, and advance directives. They can also help patients with problems that are not immediately related to cancer or cancer care, such as housing, employment, legal difficulties, and financial concerns.

To arrange a meeting with a social worker or for more information, call 618-607-1340.

Scalp Cooling

Siteman can now help patients keep their hair during chemotherapy with scalp cooling, an innovative technology that protects the hair follicles. This technique has allowed thousands of patients from all over the world to feel more comfortable and confident as they undergo treatment for cancer.

We are pleased to offer scalp cooling at our Illinois satellite location. Please click here for more information.

What is Siteman Cancer Center? What makes it unique?

Siteman Cancer Center is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. With the expertise of more than 450 Washington University research scientists and physicians, Siteman treats 50,000 cancer patients each year. So, tumors often considered rare are frequently treated by Washington University physicians at Siteman.

A full range of advanced diagnostic and treatment services are available at Siteman for patients with all types of cancer. Siteman also offers access to support services and educational resources.

Siteman is one of just 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, which puts Siteman in the top 1 percent of U.S. hospitals in terms of cancer research and care. Siteman is the only such cancer center within 200 miles of St. Clair County, and one of just a few cancer centers nationwide to receive the NCI’s highest rating, “Exceptional,” for its research programs.

As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Siteman:

  • Provides clinical excellence today.
  • Researches tomorrow’s cures.
  • Pushes scientific findings out into the community, making the research relevant to cancer patients in the very near future.

Siteman also is the region’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a nonprofit alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of cancer care. As an NCCN member, Siteman plays an integral role in developing resources that present valuable information to cancer patients, health-care providers and other groups by creating guidelines for treatment and clinical practice, distributing clinical trial information and planning educational conferences and literature.

As the region’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and NCCN member, Siteman also is committed to expanding access to cancer prevention and control strategies, clinical studies and genomic and genetic testing throughout the area, efforts aimed at reducing the burden of cancer on our neighbors and communities.

Can patients who were treated at Illinois Oncology Ltd. or The Cancer Treatment Center keep their doctors?

Patients previously treated at Illinois Oncology Ltd. or The Cancer Treatment Center can keep their physicians. They all continue to see patients, but do so now as part of Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc., a physicians group affiliated with Washington University and dedicated to providing clinical care in Illinois.

The care providers are radiation oncologists Susan Laduzinsky, MD, and Jason Lee, MD; medical oncologists William J. Popovic, MD, Alfred O. Greco, MD, Guillermo Rodriguez Jr., MD, and John L. Visconti, DO; and nurse practitioners Rhonda McCabe, NP, and Alicia Carmack, NP.

How does having a Siteman satellite benefit residents of central and southern Illinois?

Having a Siteman Cancer Center satellite in Illinois offers residents more convenient access to specialized care at what is widely recognized as one of the top research-based cancer centers in the nation. Washington University scientists and physicians at Siteman are recipients of $150 million in cancer research grants. The research they conduct, whether in a lab or through clinical trials, can inform the diagnosis and treatment of patients in Illinois, Missouri and beyond. Siteman also conducts more than 400 clinical trials evaluating investigational therapies, including many in collaboration with other leading U.S. cancer centers. Patients at Siteman in Illinois will have access to these trials.

Siteman’s parent institutions, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also are nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, which consistently ranks them, and Siteman, among the best institutions of their kind in the nation.

What are clinical trials? Will Siteman Cancer Center offer them in Illinois?

Siteman Cancer Center offers more than 400 therapeutic clinical trials, which are studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative cancer therapies. By participating in a clinical trial, patients can gain early access to investigational therapies that are not widely available to the public. Until Siteman’s permanent Illinois location is completed, patients seen in Swansea initially may have to travel to another Siteman facility to access those trials.

What are other benefits of being treated at Siteman Cancer Center?

In addition to having convenient access to highly specialized cancer care, patients in and/or residents of southern and central Illinois benefit from:

  • Streamlined genomic and genetic testing to help identify the cause of a patient’s cancer, and more personalized, targeted treatments based on his or her disease.
  • Continuous improvements to patient care, based on new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, which are updated regularly. Examples include how nurses and radiation therapists are trained to care for oncology patients, and implementing new survivorship and cancer screening recommendations.
  • Implementation of cancer prevention strategies, such as the use of interactive tools, e-books, videos, individual coaching and online cancer risk assessment tools.

Where are all of Siteman’s facilities located?

Siteman’s main location is in St. Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Siteman also has five satellite facilities, in Swansea, Illinois, and at four Missouri locations: Siteman Cancer Center–South County, Christian Hospital in north St. Louis County, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Charles County.