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Summer 2010


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Individualized Breast Cancer Care

Each woman who comes to the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine for breast cancer treatment gets a team of physicians dedicated to her case. The team members understand that each patient is unique: her health, her daily life, her hopes — and her cancer.

That’s why they strive to develop personally tailored treatments that give the most benefit with the mildest adverse effects for each woman who comes through their doors. And as top experts in their fields, they are involved in research that is changing the way breast cancer is treated here and around the world.

Additional Web Content: Videos of patients, Podcasts from doctors, Tell your story, Learn more about breast cancer, Subtype chart

Keeping the Beat: Breakthrough Heart-Rhythm Treatments 

Your heart runs on an intricate electrical system that keeps it pumping rhythmically. But when your heart’s power grid has a "short circuit," your heartbeat may change pace, known as an arrhythmia, or become irregular, known as atrial fibrillation (AFib). A precise diagnosis and treatment is vital — and it could save your life.

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Also In this Issue

  • Breakthroughs: A look at three of the latest technological advances being used at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, including photoacoustic imaging, a mini VAD, and deep-vein thrombosis.
  • Side by Side - The Christmas Gift: Curtis Almeter, an avid photographer, documents his journey to a double lung transplant on Christmas Eve.
  • At a Glance - Patient's Best Friend: Patients waiting for chemotherapy and other treatments at the Center for Advanced Medicine get a different type of therapy altogether: a visit from the TOUCH dogs.

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