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Siteman Cancer Center Awarded Grant From Tommy Thompson

  • March 1, 2005
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson awarded the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine a grant in partnership with five other U.S. cancer centers involved in a unique public-private partnership "Overcoming Barriers to Early Phase Clinical Trials." Friends of Cancer Research initiated this groundbreaking collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with five pharmeceutical companies.

Siteman Cancer Center Advances to NCIs Comprehensive Status, Gets $21 Million

  • March 1, 2005
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The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has joined the highest ranking cancer research and treatment institutions with a designation by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This distinction recognizes Siteman''s broad-based research, outreach and education activities, and provides Siteman with research funding of $21 million.

Ovarian Cancer Still a Silent Killer

  • March 1, 2005
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According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), ovarian cancer accounts for 4 percent of all cancers among women and ranks fifth among all female cancer deaths. And while mortality rates for other cancers have declined over time, the death rate for this disease has not changed much in the last 50 years.

Fifth Annual Cancer Wellness Fair Returns to A.G. Edwards

  • March 1, 2005
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The fifth annual Cancer Wellness Fair for cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends is Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Learning Center at A.G. Edwards Headquarters, 2801 Market Street in St. Louis.

Emerson and Anheuser-Busch Commit Money

  • March 1, 2005
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The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, the area''s only federally designated cancer center, today announced a $10 million commitment from two of St. Louis'' leading corporations to expand vital research space and support and help assure that people in and around St. Louis will have the newest cancer treatments close at hand.

Breast Surgeon Urges Yearly Mammograms

  • March 1, 2005
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Debate in the medical community about the value of yearly mammograms raises a big question for women. Should I get a mammogram once year? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to Jill Dietz, MD, breast surgeon at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, the answer is "Yes."

Brachytherapy Treatment Allows for Quicker Radiation Therapy

  • March 1, 2005
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As stressful as a breast cancer diagnosis can be, one of the more difficult aspects is the radiation therapy that typically wraps up treatment.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Offers Breast Cancer Journal

  • March 1, 2005
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A breast cancer diagnosis is shocking at any age, but for young women the unexpected news raises many questions. Can I have children? How will I raise my baby? How will I deal with intimacy?

Siteman Cancer Center Achieves Highest Designation

  • January 4, 2005
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The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center has achieved the National Cancer Institute designation as a comprehensive cancer center. The distinction carries additional federal research funding of $21 million over five years, and it puts the St. Louis institution in the ranks of the nation''s top cancer centers.

Prostate procedure is less invasive with quicker recovery

  • December 14, 2004
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When Joe Boeving was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, his treatment options seemed equally depressing.
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