Today’s Brain Tumor Webinar Now Posted


If you missed today’s Wednesday Webinar with Albert Kim, MD, Washington University neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish, on brain tumors, you can see it in its entirety below.

For more with Dr. Kim, you can see him in person at our event “Decoding the Human Brain” Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. Call 314-TOP-DOCS (867-3627) to register.

-Jason Merrill

Wednesday Webinar – Physician and Time Change


We would like to make you aware of some minor changes to this week’s upcoming webinar focusing on breast cancer.

Dr. William Gillanders, a Washington University professor in the Department of Surgery whose areas of specialties include breast surgery for benign disorders, breast and thyroid cancer and surgical endocrinology, will be joining us in lieu of Dr. Appleton.

Also, the webinar will be live from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. instead of the usual noon slot.

To give you some background on this very experienced and patient-focused surgeon, we’ve included an excerpt from an article written about Dr. Gillanders below:

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but no two breast cancer patients are quite the same. We have to take into account all the clinical features of the patient (medical history and biology of the tumor) to come up with a treatment plan that is most appropriate and suitable. It’s very interesting, because for each patient, the disease is just a little bit different and that impacts how we plan the treatments.”

Be sure to send your questions in so that we may add them to our ever-growing list! You can submit them via email at, post one on our Facebook page, or submit one here on this blog in the comment section.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Wednesday Webinar 10/5 – Breast Cancer


Dr. Kate Appleton and the X-ray tomograph machine at Siteman Cancer Center

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are, you know of someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers and physicians have come a long way when it comes to finding better ways to detect, diagnose and treat the disease, but as of yet there is no known cause and no cure.

This is why awareness is more important than ever. Arming yourself with information on the latest detection tools, prevention methods and treatments is the first step in a long line of defense against breast cancer.

That said, we are excited to feature Dr. Kate Appleton, a radiologist at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Appleton works with patients using screening tools such as mammography and breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-D imaging, which helps with detecting cancer in dense breast tissue.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, October 5th in a discussion on breast cancer detection, prevention and the latest advancements in screening.

To send in a question, email, post one on our Facebook page, or submit one here on this blog and Dr. Appleton will answer live during the event.

To give you an idea of what we’ll be discussing on Wednesday, below is a webinar we did with Susan Kraenzle, RN, manager of the Joanne Knight Breast Health Center at Siteman Cancer Center this summer in which she discusses breast cancer screening:


Prostate Cancer Webinar Now Online


If you missed yesterday’s live webinar about prostate cancer and PSA screening with Gerald Andriole, MD, fear not. You can watch it in its entirety below.

Some interesting information for those with prostate cancer questions:

1. Dr. Andriole and his colleagues aren’t saying PSA screening should be done away with, but mass screening is doing more harm than good.

2. Most prostate cancers are not deadly.

3. Overtreating prostate cancer can come at tremendous human cost. A study in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association looked at 1,000 men at several academic medical centers (ours included) and found the vast majority were unable to regain sexual function two years out. Treating a cancer that may not be deadly has many disadvantages. 

4. Researchers are looking at a new test that looks for cancer cells in the urine that may complement PSA in the future.

For the complete broadcast, click below. We’ll have two new ones for you in October. Keep an eye on for details.

-Jason Merrill

What To Do About PSA? Find Out Tomorrow During Our LIVE Webinar.


Recently Washington University prostate cancer experts at the Siteman Cancer Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital announced what is a sea change in the way prostate cancer is detected. Rather than mass PSA screening, they advocate a more targeted approach based on risk factors. You can read more here.

For many, this raises many questions and we’re here to get them answered. Tomorrow at Noon central it’s the latest edition of our Wednesday Webinar series and our guest is Gerald Andriole, MD, urology chief at Siteman Cancer Center. While, I’ll be interviewing him, we’ll take your questions live. If you want to send them in advance, here’s how:

-Send us a question on Facebook:

-Tweet us @BarnesJewish

-Email us at

Tune in tomorrow by visiting and for more information watch the latest edition of our “8 Ways to Prevent Cancer” series here:

-Jason Merrill

Wednesday Webinar Video: Atrial Fibrillation


In case you missed yesterday’s Wednesday Webinar on all-things atrial fibrillation, we’ve posted it to our YouTube channel!

To watch Dr. Faddis answer questions submitted by our viewers, click on the video below:

And don’t forget to start submitting your questions for next week’s webinar – the topic is prostate cancer and PSA screenings with Dr. Gerald Andriole. Go here to learn more!


What’s on the menu for tomorrow’s Wednesday Webinar? Atrial fibrillation!


We’ll be serving up a healthy dose of information on all things atrial fibrillation during tomorrow’s Wednesday Webinar!

Join us at noon for an information discussion with Dr. Mitch Faddis who will talk about innovative AFIB treatments such as Cox Maze and cardiac ablation which were pioneered at Barnes-Jewish and new procedures that are on the horizon.

We’re taking questions now – just send them to and we’ll be sure to pass them on to our guest and get them answered.

Can’t thing of any? Watch the video below on atrial fibrillation and you just might think of some – looking forward to hearing from you!


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