Under the leadership of John DiPersio, MD, PhD, director of oncology and associate director of the Siteman Cancer Center, the clinical and research specialists of Washington University oncology devote their efforts to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. There are two distinct clinical services - medical oncology and bone marrow transplantation.
Patients are seen at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center in the Center for Advanced Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; Siteman Cancer Center West County and Siteman Cancer Center, St. Peters.
The physicians of Medical Oncology, led by Lee Ratner, MD and Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, treat patients in outpatient and inpatient settings for nearly all types of cancers.
With a dedicated oncology unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and several conveniently located ambulatory cancer treatment locations in the St Louis area, the physicians in medical oncology care for approximately 8000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. This promises a level of expertise found in few other medical centers. Their strength lies not only in their individual clinical expertise but in the resources of the medical center, including the latest in technology and the multidisciplinary collaboration with surgical and radiation oncologists.
FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ONCOLOGIST, CALL 1-800-647-2098
The Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation/Leukemia, headed by Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD, provides the most advanced treatment for patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and aplastic anemia.
Pioneers in developing both allogeneic and autologous bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, the clinicians have completed over 5000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants. Physicians use the latest clinical techniques and resources to collect stem cells or peripheral blood from allgeneic transplant, in which transplanted cells come from siblings or unrelated donors. By manipulating stem cell grafts, they also work to reduce tumor contamination and increase immunity. If appropriate, it may be recommended to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are research studies that test whether new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer are safe and effective.
FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, REFERRING PHYSICIANS CALL 314-454-8304