Category: Siteman Cancer Center

Cancer prevention study seeks a few good volunteers

Cancer prevention study seeks a few good volunteers

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to enlist St. Louisans in one of the largest cancer-fighting efforts to date.
The nationwide study led by the ACS is meant to uncover clues about preventing cancer. Known as Cancer Prevention Study-3, or CPS-3, the project will

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Cancer survivor rings in recovery with lifesaving donor

Cancer survivor rings in recovery with lifesaving donor

When patients and staff hear a bell ring at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, they know something special has happened. The ringing of the bell signifies the end of a patient’s treatment and the beginning of a new life, cancer-free. Everyone stops to applaud and celebrate with

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Symposium for caregivers of young adults with cancer and young survivors

Symposium for caregivers of young adults with cancer and young survivors

The American Cancer Society estimates more than 140,000 people under the age of 45 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. These younger people with cancer – most of them over the age of 18 – face a different set of challenges than their older counterparts.
“Young adults are more likely to have young children,

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Pedal the Cause announces 2012 cancer research projects

Pedal the Cause announces 2012 cancer research projects

Research on breast cancer and melanoma are included in the first round of projects funded by the 2012 Pedal the Cause event.
All proceeds from the annual bike challenge are used for cancer research at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Chances are your family has been touched by it in one way or another. You or a loved one may be fighting it now. Or maybe you’ve already beat it, offering hope to others now in the fight.
It … is cancer. Unfortunately, the disease continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide.
The

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Cervical cancer awareness month

Cervical cancer awareness month

January is Cervical Cancer awareness month — a good time for a reminder that proper screening is key to early detection.
According to the recently released Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the rate of occurrence of cervical cancer has declined over about the last decade. But there’s still work

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Overall cancer rates continue to drop, while some HPV-related cancers are on the rise

Overall cancer rates continue to drop, while some HPV-related cancers are on the rise

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline, but cases of some human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers are on the rise.
That’s according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer co-authored by researchers from the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute and the North

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Siteman Cancer Center opens south St. Louis county location

Siteman Cancer Center opens south St. Louis county location

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is now seeing patients at its newest outpatient location, in south St. Louis County.
Located at Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road, Siteman Cancer Center-South County offers access to the same advanced treatments, including more than 240 clinical trials, and technology available

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The Great American Smokeout: A great day to kick the habit

The Great American Smokeout: A great day to kick the habit

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know today is the American Cancer Society’s 37th Annual Great American Smokeout? Today’s the day for smokers across the nation to kick a habit that’s responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths.
One valuable resource for smokers who want to quit is the “Freedom from

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Celebrating National Mammography Day and its important reminder

Celebrating National Mammography Day and its important reminder

 
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know today is National Mammography Day? It’s another reminder about the importance of having a mammogram and regular screenings.
The American Cancer Society recommends getting an annual mammogram starting at age 40. Click here to learn about breast cancer screening programs at the Alvin

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