Seeing our way to innovative treatments
With our Washington University School of Medicine physician partners, we’re pioneering new procedures and treatments that save lives and improve the quality of lives in our community and around the world.
A prime example is the work of our partners at the School of Medicine to develop a technique that makes cancer cells glow. This technique allows surgeons to visualize cancer cells during surgery, ensuring they are removing diseased tissue while sparing the maximum amount of healthy tissue.
Proton beam accelerator provides precise cancer treatment
In 2014 we marked one year of operation for our proton beam accelerator. The S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy is unique in the region and has provided lifesaving treatment for people with cancer.
Sometimes innovation lies in improving existing procedures. While angioplasty has been used for decades to open clogged arteries, our physician partners have found a less invasive way to deliver this treatment using a method that makes is safer for many at-risk patients.
And sometimes innovative treatment starts with making the right diagnosis. People come to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for help for highly complex cases. Often, we’ve been able to provide the right diagnosis where others have failed.
Proton beam marks first year of providing precise cancer treatments.