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Prescription Drug Prices Predicted to Skyrocket by 2016

A recent study done by St. Louis-based Express Scripts may predicts a drug spending increase by 2016 up to 63 percent.

04/09/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is joined by cancer patients, survivors and health care providers as he signs Senate Bill 668, which will increase the affordability and accessibility of oral chemotherapy medications, during ceremonies at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis on March 19, 2014. Oral anticancer medications provide patients with a simpler, more convenient and less invasive alternative to chemotherapy delivered intravenously because pills can be taken at home, often with fewer side effects.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Governor Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.

03/19/2014

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Colon Cancer Rates Fall

Cancer researchers say colonoscopies are the reason for a 30 percent drop in colon cancer rates over the past decade in those over 50.

03/18/2014

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Study: Not Enough Cancer Doctors in Rural America

Study shows more cancer cases, but not enough doctors.

03/12/2014

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Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Chemo Parity Bill

Missouri cancer patients who rely on oral chemotherapy pills could see lower costs under legislation sent to the governor’s desk Thursday.

03/06/2014

Horses are pictured on a frozen field on December 10, 2013. (AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER)

Mo. Community Grants Make-A-Wish Dream

Missouri community fulfills a 7-year-old girl’s wish to ride a unicorn.

03/03/2014

Mary Elizabeth Beary holds a photo of her late father, Thomas Joseph Beary III.

Father’s Death Provides Catalyst For Local Woman’s Advocacy

Mary Elizabeth Beary says her father had been suffering from stomach pains for six months but was misdiagnosed.

11/20/2013

O'Fallon Police Chief John Betten died Sunday afternoon at his home. (Photo credit:ofallon.org)

O’Fallon Police Chief Dies of Cancer

Police Capt. Jeff Wild said despite John Betten’s illness, Betten continued working and “never let the cancer define the type of man he was.”

09/23/2013

Healthcare Fair Provides Free Health Screenings For Bronx Residents

Siteman Researcher Writes About Cancer ‘Crisis’

Siteman Cancer Center Director Dr. Timothy Eberlein helped write a new national report on these cancer concerns, titled “Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis.”

09/12/2013

Study Recommends Mammograms For Younger Women

The study found 609 confirmed breast cancer deaths. The median age of death from breast cancer was 49, and the median age of death from any other cause was 72.

09/11/2013

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