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Online Voting Secures LIVESTRONG Grant for Siteman Cancer Center

  • April 9, 2012
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ST. LOUIS - The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is a winner of a Community Impact Project grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LIVESTRONG program. Funding will support the Pillars4Life patient support program.

The Siteman Cancer Center was among 90 grant recipients who, after succeeding in the grant application process, needed online votes at the LIVESTRONG website as the final step in the grant process.

“Thank you to everyone who made this happen,” says Amanda Kracen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist at the Siteman Cancer Center. “We have a diverse patient population that will benefit from Pillars4Life.”

Because Siteman is the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center within a 240 mile radius of St. Louis, patients travel from great distances to receive their cancer care. Members of Siteman’s psycho-oncology service submitted a proposal to LIVESTRONG to launch an initiative creating a “virtual” program so cancer patients will not have to make additional trips to St. Louis to receive psychosocial care.

Siteman previously has received two awards from the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. To see the full list of recipients, click here.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital is 1,288 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The hospital has a 1,763 member medical staff with many recognized as "Best Doctors in America." Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 13 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also consistently ranked as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S.News & World Report.

Contact:
Jason Merrill
314-286-0302
jmerrill@bjc.org

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