In Radiation Oncology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we integrate leading-edge treatment with research leadership and a commitment to furthering medical education. Here, you'll work with leading experts from the Siteman Cancer Center—the first and only NCI designated comprehensive cancer center in the St. Louis region.
Our staff of approximately 250 medical and allied health professionals helps us provide the most innovative and personalized care possible. For dedicated and compassionate professionals, working at St. Louis’ most renowned center offers the opportunity to work in a leading-edge environment focused solely on delivering exceptional, uncompromising oncology care.
The Department of Radiation Oncology houses a variety of therapeutic equipment, including:
- 8 linear accelerators
- full brachytherapy suite
- Gamma Knife center
- 2 CT simulators
- dedicated MRI unit
- proton facility due to open Fall 2012
Divisions of the Radiation Oncology Center:
The Clinical Division
This division is comprised of a medical team of physician staff as well as a support team of nurses, nurse coordinators, patient care technicians, administrative assistants and radiation therapists. The medical staff is sub-specialized by disease site allowing for focused patient care and clinical research.
The Physics Division
This division includes scientists, clinical physicists, and dosimetry professionals. The physics staff works closely with clinical staff in the care of patients, continuing quality improvement, and research activities.
The Cancer Biology Division
This division is comprised of scientists whose interests include molecular studies on DNA damage and repair, and antioxidants; the optimal use of X-rays, heat, and chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of tumors; the role of genes in cell cycle modifications; and macrophage function.
The Bioinformatics Division
This division develops computer models for processing and analyzing patient outcome data used in both the clinical and research environments.
The Department of Radiation Oncology also supports two radiation therapy technology programs and a medical dosimetry program via affiliations with local universities. Discover the environment where you can enjoy continued training and support, as well as the opportunity to practice radiation oncology care at its finest.
National Leaders in Cancer Care
The Siteman Cancer Center is one of the top cancer programs in the country, and its accolades are many:
- Membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- Ranked nationally in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report
- Fourth largest Bone Marrow Transplant program in the country with more than 300 transplants in 2008
- First in the country to offer a next-generation proton beam – the Clinatron 250 Proton Beam Radiotherapy System – a revolutionary way to treat cancer patients who require radiation therapy
- All Siteman Cancer Center physicians are faculty members of the internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine