“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 21
“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 62.8/100
Developmental biology, cellular proliferation, oncologic imaging, cancer prevention and control, translational and clinical research, tumor immunology, and DNA metabolism and repair.
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri with National Cancer Institute designation as a comprehensive cancer center. It is also the state’s only member in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Research programs include biologic therapy, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, clinical trials, embryonic stem cell, health behavior, assessment, molecular and genomic analysis, proteomics, and tissue procurement. The tumor immunology program explores the molecular basis of immune recognition of cancer, the mechanisms underlying development of host-protective/immune-effector functions, pro-tumorigenic inflammation/immunosuppression, and tumor immunotherapy. The center offers approximately 240 clinical trials annually.