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NCCN Adds 20th Member

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine Joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network

JENKINTOWN, Pa., March 15, 2006 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers, is pleased to introduce a new member institution—the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. With this addition, NCCN now includes 20 centers dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives.

The Siteman Cancer Center has multidisciplinary programs for all types of cancer. Nearly 6,000 new cancer patients are treated there each year. The Siteman Cancer Center is a partnership with two nationally recognized organizations: Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranks consistently among the top 10 hospitals nationally in U.S. News and World Report ratings, and in the same ratings, the School of Medicine routinely ranks among the top five medical schools.

Siteman Cancer Center also provides access to clinical studies for all disease types and reaches out to over 30,000 people yearly with cancer screening and education programs.

“We welcome the Siteman Cancer Center to the NCCN. Siteman is recognized internationally as a leader in the development and delivery of high quality cancer care,” said William T. McGivney, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN. “Siteman will serve to geographically complement other NCCN members in our unique, premier network.”

“As an NCCN member, the Siteman Cancer Center will be involved in the planning, development, and validation of therapies that represent the future of cancer care. Oncologists at Siteman Cancer Center—medical, radiation, surgical oncologists—will not only contribute to the development of new protocols based upon the extensive basic and clinical research in cancer carried out here but will also bring other ideas back to Siteman Cancer Center, creating new avenues of investigation and innovative patient care,” said Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, Director. “Patients at Siteman Cancer Center will benefit from access to the most advanced clinical treatment protocols, receiving care from oncologists engaged in emerging technology, in a system dedicated to continuous quality improvement.”

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. For more information, visit NCCN.org.

The NCCN Member Institutions are:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Duke Cancer Institute
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Stanford Cancer Institute
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital