The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has received renewal of its designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health. The designation, which recognizes Siteman’s clinical research, basic science, community outreach and education activities, includes $23 million in research funding to Washington University.
“NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center confers the highest recognition of our exceptional cancer-focused scientists, clinicians and staff throughout Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital,” says Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of the Siteman Cancer Center and head of the Department of Surgery. “Most importantly, we are translating our cutting-edge science into better treatments for the more than 40,000 cancer patients we see each year.”
University scientists and physicians affiliated with Siteman hold more than $165 million in cancer research and related training grants and are involved in many collaborative efforts with other leading cancer centers throughout the country.
The Siteman Cancer Center now provides cancer services in multiple locations for the convenience of its patients: the Washington University Medical Center campus, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. A new site is planned in south St. Louis County.