Cancer patients get outfitted with special Stormtroopers helmet

8-year-old Evan has to wear a mask as he undergoes proton beam therapy to fight his brain tumor – so the staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital surprised him with his very own Stormtroopers helmet “to help empower” him during treatment.

Evan’s Mask: A Siteman Kids story

The force is strong with Evan. His Star Wars mask is more than stylish – it’s an important part of his Proton Beam therapy.

Clinical trial demonstrates benefit for post-operative radiation therapy for bladder cancer patients

An article featuring Brian Baumann, MD, as senior author has recently been highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery. The article discusses a clinical trial for bladder cancer, in which it was evaluated whether the addition of post-operative radiation therapy after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer can reduce local-regional cancer recurrences […]

Washington University radiation oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center to lead pancreatic cancer study

Parag Parikh, MD, an associate professor of radiation oncology at Washington University, will be the lead investigator on a multi-center clinical trial studying pancreatic cancer patients who receive treatment on an MR-guided linear accelerator system called the ViewRay MRIdian® Linac. The study will be available in multiple centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The […]

Department of Radiation Oncology celebrates treatment of 500th proton patient

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine recently celebrated their treatment of the 500th patient at the S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy. The S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy, which opened in late 2013, is the first single-room proton therapy facility in the country, and the first and […]

Congratulations, Lexie!

A Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient finishing treatment at the S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center recently had the opportunity to ring the bell on the hospital’s new billboard.  Read more »

Baumannn publishes new research regarding antiperspirant use during breast radiotherapy

Brian Baumann, MD, an incoming Department of Radiation Oncology faculty member, has been receiving attention for recently published research that he conducted at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania concerning the safety of antiperspirant use by women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer. Despite the common advice to forego antiperspirant during […]