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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.

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Confused about the different types of breast cancer? See our helpful subtype chart for more information.

One Patient's Story

As researchers continue to explore new ways to tailor therapy for patients, many women treated at Siteman already have benefited from a customized approach to treatment.

Elaine Grimes has basal-like breast cancer, which is more common in African-American women. She is participating in a clinical study that adds an additional chemotherapy drug to her treatment regimen to see if it reduces the chance her cancer will return. 

Hear Grimes and women with other breast cancer subtypes discuss their disease and treatment.

Stay Informed with Breast Cancer Podcasts

The Siteman Cancer Center produces two podcast series that allow listeners to keep up with the latest information about cancer prevention, treatment and research.

Listen to the latest information from our physicians, or subscribe free through iTunes.

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