Compassionate, expert cancer care is the standard for our physicians, nurses and support staff who are committed to supporting patients throughout their diagnosis, treatment and survivorship journey.
Clinical trials offer cancer patients new hope for successful treatment. Mercy is committed to offering a variety of opportunities for patients to participate in research studies. The Oncology Research department at the Pratt Cancer Center in St. Louis provides access to high-quality, leading-edge cancer clinical trials for Mercy physicians and their patients.
As we enter 2019, let’s take a moment to reflect on many significant developments at cancer services across Mercy in 2018. In October, Mercy South, formerly the St. Anthony’s Medical Center, began construction of a new cancer center which will bring medical oncology, radiation oncology and many supportive services under one roof. Mercy has also announced the plan to bring proton radiation therapy to the David C. Pratt Cancer Center over the next few years. In addition, we are in the process of replacing and upgrading our radiation equipment throughout the Mercy system to better serve our patients.
Over the past year, we have added many new physicians to our cancer program, who were instrumental in expanding and strengthening services in surgical and medical oncology. In 2019, we plan to further expand our patient navigation program, improve our intake coordination and continue our tradition of high-quality patient care. We are looking forward to another exciting year at Mercy Cancer Services.