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Siteman Cancer Center Treats First Patient With First-of-Its-Kind Proton Therapy System
Date:12/19/2013

www.barnesjewish.org/giving/about-us" onclick="linkClick(this.href)" rel="nofollow">The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s board of directors, believed the therapy should be more accessible and available to patients in the area. His efforts helped raise $2.3 million through The Foundation’s illumination gala to fund research and the construction of a proton therapy facility.

The MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System was developed and manufactured by Littleton, Mass.-based Mevion Medical Systems with the assistance of radiation oncologists and physicists at Washington University in St. Louis.

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About the Siteman Cancer Center
The Siteman Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Missouri, is ranked among the top cancer facilities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Comprising the cancer research, prevention and treatment programs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, Siteman is also Missouri’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

About Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,315 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The hospital has a 1,763 member medical staff, with many recognized as "Best Doctors in America." Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 13 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also consistently ranked on the elite honor roll as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

About Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical res
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