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Cancer Frontier Fund: Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer and Speeding Up Discovery of New Treatments and Cure at Siteman Cancer Center

  • June 9, 2011
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The potential to change cancer care and cure around the world right here in St. Louis through your gifts is tremendous. Just consider the potential outcomes that these Washington University researchers at Siteman are striving for with their 2011 Cancer Frontier Fund grants:

Lee Ratner, MD, PhD: Improved therapies for treating and preventing prostate cancer.

Ron Bose, MD, PhD, and Yin Liu, MD, PhD: Better abilities to predict, treat and stop the progression of invasive breast cancer.

Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, Loren Michel, MD, and Sheila Stewart, PhD: New choices for treating breast cancers that are resistant to therapy, including the use of imaging technology to predict response to therapy, new cancer-fighting drugs and a new personalized, gene-based treatment option for highly lethal basal-like breast cancer.

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH: New options for preventing breast cancer through diet changes during adolescence.

Lynn Cornelius, MD: Development of a new handheld imaging tool that will improve melanoma detection at an early stage, where it may help to yield higher survival rates.

Support the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Frontier Fund (#6792) by making a gift online today.

Hear from some of these doctors and their patients directly in a short video.

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