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About Heartland CCOP Cancer Research St. Louis, MO

MBMC NightThe 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.

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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 studies.

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 patients.

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 studies.

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 self-examinations. Click 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.

Our Rural and Suburban Sites

Missouri Baptist HealthCare-Sunset Hills offers many key services of Missouri Baptist Medical Center to South and Southwest St. Louis County residents in a convenient location.  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 attendance.

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:  Physicians 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 attendance.





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