Public Invited to Siteman-South County Grand Opening 

The new Siteman Cancer Center-South County facility opened in January.

Jim Goodwin

April 8, 2013 -Siteman Cancer Center's new outpatient facility in south St. Louis County will celebrate its public grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The Siteman Cancer Center-South County facility is located
at 5225 Midamerica Plaza (map), near
Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road.

The free event will feature:

  • Health screenings and disease risk assessments
  • Samples of healthy food
  • Hands-on activities that explain cancer's genetic links
  • One-on-one discussions with Washington University physicians
  • A children's activity tent
  • Children's bicycle helmet checks
  • A tent offering therapeutic support for cancer survivors

Participants are asked to register by calling 314-747-7222 or 800-600-3606.

The facility, which opened in January, offers access to the same technology and advanced treatments available at Siteman's main location at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, including more than 240 therapeutic clinical trials.

"Treatment at a top-10 U.S. cancer center just got easier for hundreds of thousands of area residents," says Timothy Eberlein, MD, Siteman's director. "Along with convenience, patients at our south county location will benefit from the world-class cancer care and outstanding research of our Washington University physicians."

Siteman also has locations in Creve Coeur, Mo., at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and in St. Charles County at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Collectively, the cancer center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 cancer centers in the nation.

Bruce Roth, MD, professor of medicine, is director of medical oncology at the new location, and Parag Parikh, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, is director of radiation oncology.