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At a Glance: Facts About St. Luke's Center for Cancer Care
  • In 2004, the Center for Cancer Care at St. Luke's Hospital treated 1,224 new cancer patients.

  • The Center for Cancer Care is currently participating in clinical trials funded by the National Cancer Institute, with focus on lymphoma and cancers of the breast, lung, colon and prostate.

  • There are currently 33 physicians who are a part of the Center for Cancer Care at St. Luke's Hospital.

  • Comprehensive cancer services include individual and family counseling for understanding and coping with the disease, Yoga for Cancer Patients, Music Therapy, and Community Education programs.

  • St. Luke's sponsors Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs that focus on new cancer treatments and case studies for oncologists. Physicians from all over the Midwest attend these programs.

  • In 2004, the Commission on Cancer of the American Colleges of Surgeons granted approval to
    St. Luke's cancer program for another three-year period. This notification followed a rigorous evaluation process and a review of the program's performance. Only 20 percent of hospitals that offer cancer treatment in the United States have this certification.

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