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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Cancer Committee

The Cancer Committee is comprised of representatives from specialties and subspecialties involved in the diagnosis, treatment and support of cancer patients, including but not limited to surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, pathology, the cancer liaison physician, hospital administration, nursing, social services, oncology data services and clinical quality.


  • Develop and evaluate annual goals and objectives for clinical, educational and programmatic endeavors related to cancer care.
  • Promote a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to patient management.
  • Ensure educational and consultative cancer conferences cover all major sites and related issues and are available to the medical staff and allied health professionals.
  • Ensure an active supportive care system for patients, families and staff; evaluating adverse drug reactions and medication errors and making appropriate recommendations to prevent their occurrence.
  • Advise the pharmacy in the implementation of effective distribution and control procedures for all drugs (including investigational drugs).


Gerald Andriole
Julie Berger
Michael Chicoine
Maria Dans
Farrokh Dehdashti
Alex Denes
Teresa Deshields
Erik Dubberke
Connie Goss
Lori Grove
Bruce Haughey
Rita Helgenberg
Peter Humphrey
Jennifer Ivanovich
Leni Javier
Kimberly Kaphingst
Karen Kharasch
Catherine Koeln
Susan Kraenzle
Marilee Kuhrik
Nancy Kuhrik
Trisha Lollo
Christina Longnecker
Julie Margenthaler
Jennie Mayfield
Eileen McCarthy
Wilfred Milton
David Mutch
Matthew Mutch
Cynthia Newsome
Brian Nussenbaum
Laura Ozenkoski
Jay Piccirillo
Joel Picus
Robert Portwood
David Ray
Jane Ruhland
Shabbir Safdar
Julie Schwarz
Steven Strasberg
Robert Swarm
Christine Swyres
Marie Taylor
Barbara Westland
Katie Wrenn

Last updated: 5/1/13