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Letter from Dr. Van Amburg

Services at St. Luke's Center for Cancer Care

Cancer Center Ribbon Cutting Brings Hope to Patients and Staff

Summary by Body System and Best CS/AJCC Stage Report (PDF)

Expanded Radiation Oncology Department Brings Upgrades for Center for Cancer Care

New Mammography Reporting and Tracking Systems Optimize Patient Care

Research Cures Cancer

The Cancer Resource Center: Meeting the Needs of Our Patients and the Community

St. Luke's Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Oncology Conferences Promote Knowledge and Learning in the St. Louis Community

St. Luke's Hospital 2013 Community Screening, Prevention and Education Programs

Focus on Quality: Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment at St. Luke's Hospital

"This feels like home. It feels like they care and they want you to get better."

"I was not treated like a number, a case, a tumor. I was treated as a person who happened to have cancer."

Oncology Steering Committee (PDF)

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St. Luke's Hospital 2013 Community Screening, Prevention and Education Programs
Each year, the cancer committee provides at least one cancer screening program that is targeted at decreasing the number of patients with late-stage disease. The screening program is based on community needs and is consistent with evidence-based national guidelines and interventions. A process is developed to follow-up on all positive findings.

Program Total Participants Number of Abnormal Results
Skin Cancer Screening 119 15
PSA Screening 153 2
Lung Cancer Screening 26 5

Education and Prevention
Each year, the cancer committee provides at least one cancer prevention program that is targeted to meet the needs of the community and designed to reduce the incidence of a specific type of cancer.

Program Total Participants
Indicators and Implications of Hereditary Cancer Disorders 12
Updates in Breast Cancer 100
Girl Talk (skin, cervical & breast cancer) 175
8-week Freedom From Smoking Course 6
Day of Dance (information booths on colon cancer/screenings, lung cancer screenings, breast health/mammograms, pelvic health) 1500
Outpatient Smoking Cessation Counseling 14
Inpatient Smoking Cessation Counseling 505

Patient and Family Support Services

Program Total Participants
Fit for Recovery 6
Yoga for Cancer Patients 498
FOCUS Breast Cancer Support Group 69
Look Good...Feel Better 9
Weight Management and Supermarket Tours 196
Skin Analyzer/sun protection/skin cancer prevention and Awareness 299
Women's and Men's health tip cards with preventive health and screening guidelines distributed at screenings and events 1155 men
3223 women
Nutrition and Cancer Prevention 160
Holiday Program for St. Luke's Cancer Patients and Families 22
Stress Management 63

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