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Siteman Director Appointed Vice Chair of National Cancer Network

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Timothy Eberlein, MD, director of the Siteman Cancer Center

May 8, 2013 – Timothy Eberlein, MD, director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has been named vice chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) board of directors.

The network, which comprises 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers, develops and updates guidelines for treating breast, lung, prostate and other types of cancer.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named to the board of such an outstanding medical association,” Eberlein says. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to promote exceptional care for patients and sound public policy.”

Siteman is Missouri’s only member of the NCCN, formed in 1995 to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Eberlein has been elected as vice chair of the NCCN board of directors,” said Robert Carlson, MD, chief executive officer of the association. “His perspectives as a cancer center director, scientist, physician and administrator will be invaluable to NCCN.”

Eberlein has been director of Siteman since its inception in 1998. He also serves as Bixby Professor, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine as well as surgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

In addition to his position with the NCCN board of directors, Eberlein currently serves as president of the Southern Surgical Association.

For more information about the NCCN, visit www.nccn.org.