Siteman Cancer Center


Craig Stiegemeier was 55 years old when he was diagnosed with melanoma. The disease eventually spread to his brain and other parts of his body. He says he found comfort in the holistic approach at the Siteman Cancer Center. And that medical oncologist Gerald Linette, MD, PhD, gave him hope. In this video Craig, along with his wife and daughter, shares his cancer story.


On Sept. 4, 2010, during the Siteman Cancer Center Day at the Ballpark event at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, cancer patients and survivors talked about their experiences and provided advice for other patients and survivors.


The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer treatment, research and prevention. The Siteman Cancer Center is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. And, Siteman is recognized consistently among the best cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report.


Washington University Physicians explain the benefits of getting treatment at the Siteman Cancer Center located in Creve Coeur at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. For more information, visit

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Lecil Saller was referred to Siteman's David Mutch, MD, after a mass was found on her ovaries during a physical examination. Dr. Mutch was able to remove all of the disease, and she has been successfully treated through three recurrences. Saller says because of the high level of care she has received for a decade at Siteman, she is able to still do all the things she enjoys, including spending time with her grandchildren.


NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visited patients at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine and helped raise money for the "Cancer Frontier Fund."

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Gene "Smiley" Leuckel, 79, is a basketball player and colon cancer survivor. His physician at a veteran's hospital referred him to the Siteman Cancer Center following a checkup. Leuckel says he received excellent care from his surgeon Matthew Mutch, MD. Leuckel now has a colostomy, but he says it hasn't kept him from continuing to play basketball with "the young guys."