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The Bioinformatics Core opens as a stand-alone shared resource led by Jeff Milbrandt, MD, PhD.

Development of the Proteomics Core, Siteman's 14th shared resource, begins under the direction of Reid Townsend, MD, PhD.

The Cancer Biology Pathway, a predoctoral training program in Washington University School of Medicine's Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, is established.

The expanded Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center opens on the first floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, providing health information and support services for Siteman patients and families.

New space in the Soutwest Tower is completed to house the Hematopoietic Development and Malignancy Research Program and the Embryonic Stem Cell Core, High Speed Cell Sorter Core and Good Manufacturing Practice facility.

Timothy Ley, MD, and colleagues from throughout Siteman are awarded a 4-year, $11 million program project grant from the NCI to study the genetic basis of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

The Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, a project designed to enhance the effectiveness of cancer communication among African-American populations, receives grant funding from the NCI.

Development of an inpatient unit dedicated to luekemia and lymphoma patients begins.

The Navigator Program, providing new patients with volunteers who act as personal guides through the Siteman facility, is launched.

Siteman begins participation in the NCI's Cancer Patient Education Network to share experiences and best practices on all aspects of cancer patient education.

The 2,615-square-foot Good Manufacturing Practice laboratory opens. One of the largest facilities of its type at a U.S. academic medical center, the lab produces cellular products for use in humans.

Siteman physicians complete the institution's 3000th bone marrow transplant.

Anheuser-Busch and Emerson pledge a $10 million challenge gift to advance research and patient care at the Siteman Cancer Center.

Simon Powell, MD, PhD, comes on board as chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and begins developing a new research program in DNA repair.


Siteman is designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI, recognizing the cancer center's broad-based research, outreach and education activities and providing additional research funding.

Siteman expands its neuro-oncology program by recruiting medical oncologist Gerald Linette, MD, PhD, to provide care for patients with brain tumors. Linette joins a multidisciplinary team of neuro-oncology clinicians and researchers led by neurosurgeon Ralph Dacey Jr., MD, and neurologist David Gutmann, MD, PhD.

Siteman becomes the first Comprehensive Cancer Center to be certified under the new American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer guidelines.

Siteman's Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) receives a five-year, $1.25 million award from the NCI to support its work in reducing barriers to cancer education and care for underserved groups.

Siteman begins to participate in C4QI, the Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium's quality care initiative.

The $7 million, 14,055-square-foot Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital opens its doors in St. Charles County with medical director Timothy Pluard, MD, at the helm. The center is the product of a partnership involving Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University School of Medicine.

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