St. Louis’ own Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine recently was recognized as a top U.S. cancer institution … and not for the first time. Its 2020 evaluation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) resulted in a near-perfect score, earning Siteman the highest possible rating of “exceptional,” based on a review of its research programs.
Siteman also received an exceptional rating when it last underwent an NCI review in 2015. To maintain the NCI designation, a cancer center must undergo a rigorous, peer-reviewed evaluation every five years.
As the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Missouri and in southern Illinois, Siteman is world-renowned for its leadership, cutting-edge research and focus on turning scientific discoveries into innovative cancer treatments. The center currently treats more than 75,000 patients every year at six locations in the St. Louis region: the Washington University Medical Campus; Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital; Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital; Siteman Cancer Center-South County; Northwest HealthCare, part of Christian Hospital; and Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Illinois. It also partners with Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the treatment of pediatric patients.