Strength behind every patient.
Compassion in everything we do.

It's news no one wants to hear. But if cancer should touch you or a loved one, you’ll want the very latest in treatment options, the best trained professionals including a team of top doctors, and the most advanced cancer-fighting technology -- all in a comfortable setting.

Our 35,000-sq. ft. Cancer Center combines these critical components in a location designed by doctors, nurses and cancer patients. That’s because decades of experience have taught us that comfort and compassion are just as important as the science of medicine. Therefore, our comprehensive treatment planning includes equal measures of both.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 314-996-5151 or contact the Cancer Center online.

2016 Community Education Outreach Report

Throughout 2016, Missouri Baptist used a combination of content distribution and events to educate audiences about the importance that lifestyle choices and screenings have on cancer prevention. By connecting with people in the community in both established and new ways, Missouri Baptist aimed to empower people to take action to reduce risks by raising awareness, providing screenings, sharing educational materials and supporting access to care.

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Cancer care was the featured topic in the Spring/Summer issue of My MoBap, a publication mailed to 167,000 households, distributed at events, and provided to patients and guests throughout the hospital. The issue included patient stories, information about the Missouri Baptist Cancer Center’s participation in clinical trials, and the role that supporting services play in cancer care, such as Outpatient Therapy, Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Nutrition and Social Work. A column titled “Warning Signs Can Save Your Life: What You Should Know About Cancer,” shared information from the American Cancer Society about when to talk to a doctor, lifestyle tips for prevention and reinforced the importance of screenings for both men and women.

The Fall issue featured a story about the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling Program to educate readers about the connection between family history and the risks of breast cancer.

Social media

To support Lung Cancer Awareness Month and raise awareness among at-risk patients about low-dose CT screenings, social media content was created for the Missouri Baptist Facebook page and employee communications channels. In addition, to help reach a wider audience in the region and support hospitals that do not have the communication resources, the content was provided to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, Parkland Health Center and Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital for distribution on their internal and social media channels. Content included a patient story, a video featuring Dr. Mitchell Botney, pulmonologist and Missouri Baptist’s Chief Medical Officer, statistics and links to learn more about screenings and smoking cessation.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Amy Eberhardt, a nurse practitioner at Breast Care Consultants at Missouri Baptist shared a personal story about her breast cancer diagnosis to educate and encourage other women to not put off their annual mammogram. The Facebook story alone reached more than 10,000 people in the community.


Living Fit Expo
Date: 1/30/16
Attendance: 3,000
Participation: Members of Missouri Baptist Breast HealthCare Center attended and provided educational materials and Missouri Baptist Mammography Van provided onsite screenings**

Can You Prevent Colon Cancer?
Date: 3/30/16
Attendance: 47
Participation: Lecture and Q&A with Barry Abramson, MD, and Dana Medaris, RD
Measuring Success: 92% of attendees “strongly agree” that they plan to use information presented

Lung Cancer Connection Run.Walk.Breathe 2017 
Date: 4/16/16
Attendance: 1,000
Participation: Missouri Baptist Cancer Center provided educational materials to participants to the fundraiser and awareness event.

Pearls of Wisdom Women’s Health Symposium
Date: 5/6/16
Attendance: 489
Genetic Testing lecture and Q&A with Heidi Beaver, MPH, CGC
Skin Care lecture and Q&A with Erin Gardner, MD
Nutrition presentation with Michelle Pasia, MPH, RD, LD
Members of Missouri Baptist Cancer Center and Breast HealthCare Center attended and provided educational materials
Notes: Missouri Baptist Mammography Van provided onsite screenings**
Ovarian Cancer Society hosted educational table
Attendees received guidelines on screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers
Measuring Success: 89% of attendees rated presentations on cancer or nutrition as “valuable” or “extremely valuable” 

Skin Cancer Screening
Date: 5/14/16
Attendance: 94 
Participation: Collaboration with American Academy of Dermatology
Measuring Success: Among those screened, several anomalies were discovered including:

  • Seborrheic Keratosis: 22
  • Actinic Keratoses: 9
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: 3
  • Melanoma: 7
  • Mole/Nevus: 5
  • Other: 4

Biopsy Recommended: 11

Be Well STL Boot Camp
Date: 6/25/16
Attendance: 400
Participation: Members of Missouri Baptist Breast HealthCare Center attended and provided educational materials.

Fresh & Fun Summer Eating
Date: 7/8/16
Attendance: 63
Participation: Cooking demonstration and Q&A with Michelle Pasia, RD, LD, MPH
Measuring Success: 86% of attendees “strongly agree” that they plan to use information presented.

JCC Tour de Fun
Date: 9/11/16
Attendance: 1,200
Participation: Distributed sunscreen to encourage proper sun skin care.

*Does not include support for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, including employee education and onsite activation.

**This event list does not capture all Missouri Baptist MamVan screening locations and activities in 2016, including outreach to raise awareness about upcoming events, educate women about the importance of the annual screening and promote the availability of free screenings.

Cancer Research - the leading edge of finding a cure.

Missouri Baptist is part of Heartland Cancer Research, one of 34 community networks that comprise the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The Heartland NCORP brings access to the newest innovations in cancer treatment and prevention to residents of St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Farmington, Jefferson City, Ste. Genevieve and Sullivan, Missouri, as well as over 120 other counties in Missouri, Illinois and northern Kentucky.

The Cancer Center currently has more than 90 clinical trials underway for cancer treatment, cancer prevention and symptom control. NCORP brings researchers together on a national level, such as the oncologists at the Cancer Center.

Our oncologists conduct high quality clinical studies in local community settings for patients with cancer, those enduring the side effects of cancer and its treatment, and for those at risk of developing cancer. State-of-the-art cancer research studies are available at the Cancer Center, alleviating the need to travel far from home.

Caring for you, as well as helping you fight your cancer.

Recognized as one of the region’s outstanding cancer programs, our Cancer Center is organized around these basic principles:

  • Comprehensive treatment -- we use state-of-the-art technology to bring you the most advanced cancer-fighting treatments.
  • Multidisciplinary approach -- our team of doctors brings together the medical specialists you need to plan and implement your care. Our cancer specialist also keep your primary care physician informed of your progress every step of the way.
  • Compassionate care — we strive to support you during what can be the most difficult time for you and your loved ones. For many years, the physicians and healthcare professionals at Missouri Baptist Cancer Center have provided state-of-the-art cancer care to patients where they live – in their communities.
  • Research & Clinical Trials — our goals are to provide cutting-edge research advances to our patients and to participate in discoveries that will benefit the next generation of cancer patients and people who are at risk for cancer.
  • Art, Pet and Massage Therapy — a service provided by our Cancer Support Center, these programs enhance the quality of life of our patients and family members, and are an integral part of our your plan of care.
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s cancer rehabilitation program — provides you with coordinated cancer rehab supported by a team of specially trained and certified clinicians and providers.

Our Cancer Center also offers a Healing Garden where patients may go to find a peaceful retreat or, when possible, receive treatments by the side of our reflecting pool. Our infusion areas are equipped with wireless internet for patients and loved ones. And, our Cancer Support Center is there to answer any questions to help you and your family throughout this journey.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 314-996-5151 or contact the Cancer Center online.

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