About Us

The Cancer Research and Therapies of Excellence (CREATE) website funded by a grant from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists Conquer Cancer Foundation provides information regarding cancer research therapies available in central Illinois. Our commitment is to personalize the best therapies available for each individual dealing with cancer. Innovative therapies offer the widest variety of treatment options for the best possible results.

Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois (CCSCI) and Decatur Memorial Hospital Clinical Research team have a long-standing partnership to provide the communities in central, northeast and southern Illinois with access to the most up-to-date cancer treatment, symptom control, cancer prevention and industry sponsored research studies. This program will enable patients to learn about and gain access to cutting edge care without having to travel far from home.

Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois offices are
located in the following cities of central and southern Illinois:

  • Centralia, Illinois
  • Clinton, Illinois
  • Decatur, Illinois
  • Effingham, Illinois
  • Fairfield, Illinois
  • Flora, Illinois
  • Highland, Illinois
  • Mattoon, Illinois
  • Monticello, Illinois
  • Olney, Illinois
  • Pana, Illinois
  • Shelbyville, Illinois
  • Taylorville, Illinois
  • Vandalia, Illinois

Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois and Decatur Memorial Hospital collaborate with regional healthcare providers who are members of the Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program (CICCOP), funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Current CICCOP Members Include: