Missouri division of Heartland Cancer Research NCORP is comprised of the main
component at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, two sub-components at
Southeast Cancer Center in Cape Girardeau and Capital Region Medical Center in
Jefferson City, and four affiliate sites that include rural Missouri and
suburban St. Louis.
Our Main Component
Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MBMC) is a member of BJC
HealthCare. BJC HealthCare is one of the largest non-profit health care
organizations in the United States, and is focused on delivering services to residents
primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri
regions. With net revenues of $4.1 billion, BJC serves the health care
needs of urban, suburban and rural communities and includes
12 hospitals and multiple other community health locations. Services include inpatient and
outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace
health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation,
long-term care and hospice. MBMC oncologists provide clinical services
in St. Louis County at the
Missouri Baptist Cancer Center and Missouri
Baptist Healthcare Center-Sunset Hills, in Franklin County at Missouri
Baptist Hospital-Sullivan, in St. Francois County at Parkland Health
Center-Bonne Terre, and in Ste. Genevieve County at Ste. Genevieve
County Memorial Hospital.
Bryan Faller, MD,
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist. Dr. Faller is the Sub-Principal Investigator for Heartland
Cancer Research NCORP. He is the Medical Director of the
Cancer Research Program at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Alan Lyss, MD,
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist.
He is Associate Director of the Cancer Research Program at Missouri
Baptist Medical Center
Michael J. Bolger, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Jason Li, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Atif Shafqat, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Deborah A. Wienski, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Vincent Joe, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Pawl Dyk, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Heartland Cancer Research
NCORP physicians have over 85 clinical trials available for cancer patients
and for people who are higher than-average-risk for developing cancer.
Doctors and nurses who participate in the NCORP are, in general, more likely
to provide newer cancer treatments at an earlier time than physicians who do
not have the opportunity or interset to participate in clinical research
NCORP physicians are
responsible for investigating new approaches to manage symptoms and to
address potential late effects associated with cancer and its treatment.
These studies address issues that may enhance the quality of patients' lives
during and after their cancer treatment.
Many Heartland studies
seek to compare outcomes of treatments already known to be effective and
that are similar, but not exactly alike. This research advances the process
of identifying the very best approaches to treatment.
Other Heartland studies seek
to replicate results of previously published research on cancer treatments.
This critical secondary research helps determine whether the initial results
can be validated and whether the treatments should be utilized for many
Heartland physicians are
dedicated to the principles of "precision medicine". It is Heartland's
goal to customize each cancer patient's healthcare, so that medical
decisions, practices, supportive treatments and cancer therapies are
tailored insofar as is possible. Individual variability in genes,
enviroment, co-existing medical conditions and lifestyle are considered when
we recommend a clinical trial to a potential participant in our research
Our Component Sites
Capital Region Medical Center - Goldschmidt Cancer Center in Jefferson
City, MO: Goldschmidt Cancer Center at Capital Region uses a
comprehensive team approach to treatment. The team counsels each patient
about treatments, outcomes, and physical and psychological changes. They
also work closely with family members to provide emotional support and
education to help reduce cancer risk factors through early detection and
here for a virtual tour of the cancer center.
SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center in Cape Girardeau, MO:
SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center is dedicated to providing the highest
quality of care through prevention and early detection, evidence-based
therapies, and a multidisciplinary approach guided by the philosophy of
healing the whole person through the cancer journey. It is home to the
latest cancer care technology and staff that nurtures hope. Dedicated
to treating your aspirations not just your disease.
HealthCare-Sunset Hills offers many key services of Missouri Baptist Medical
Center to South and Southwest St. Louis County residents in a convenient
Professional services are provided in Sunset Hills
five days per week.
Drs. Debra Wienski (Monday and Tuesday), Dr. Alan Lyss (Thursday),
and Dr. Michael Bolger (first and third Friday of the month) are the medical oncologists/hematologists in
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital:
Alan Lyss, MD
and Atif Shafqat, MD, see patients at The Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer
Care and Research in Ste. Genevieve every Monday. Dr. Lyss is involved in nationwide cancer
research and is able to offer patients the latest
technology and treatments in cancer care.
Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan:
with expertise in a variety of medical specialties come to
Sullivan Hospital's Medical
Office Building from Missouri
Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This gives patients the
opportunity to see and receive treatment from highly skilled specialists
without leaving the Sullivan area. Drs. Jason Li and
Paul Mehan see patients in the oncology clinic two days per week.
Parkland Health Center - Bonne Terre:
Professional services are provided in Bonne Terre three
days per week. Drs. Jason Li, Bryan Faller, Paul Mehan, and
Atif Shafqat, are the medical oncologists/hematologists in