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Siteman director appointed vice chair of national cancer network

By Jim Goodwin
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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 said. “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 W. 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 the Bixby Professor and 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.

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



Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

The Siteman Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Missouri, is ranked a top 10 cancer facility by U.S. News & World Report. Comprising the cancer research, prevention and treatment programs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, Siteman is also Missouri’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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