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Illumination Gala Special Preview

Join us virtually on June 5 for our annual Illumination Gala to learn more about how the Cancer Frontier Fund is supporting breakthrough research at Siteman Cancer Center.

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Effects of MS disease-modifying therapies on responses to vaccinations: A review

Development of long-term immunologic memory relies upon humoral and cellular immune responses.
Vaccinations aim to stimulate these responses against pathogens. Several studies have evaluated the
impact of multiple sclerosis disease-modifying therapies on immune response to vaccines. Findings from these
studies have important implications for people with multiple sclerosis who require vaccination and are using
disease-modifying therapies.

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Can CSF biomarkers predict future MS disease activity and severity?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a heterogeneous disease. With several disease modifying treatments of different
mechanisms of action in use now and in development, it is important to identify reliable biomarkers
to identify those higher risk MS patients in whom stronger but riskier treatments might be used, as well as
to identify those for whom safer treatments of lower efficacy would be sufficient.

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Scholarship Honors Homer G. Phillips Hospital Nurses

After joining Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, Nancy Ridenour, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, The Maxine Clark and Bob Fox President, began to search for ways to help the underserved and increase the number of Black nursing students. She found inspiration in “The Color of Medicine,” a documentary about the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital that served the St. Louis Black community from 1937 until 1979.

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Foundation Grants Awarded in 2020

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is committed to supporting research and programs that advance patient care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and community organizations throughout St. Louis. These awards are made possible through the generosity of our donors.

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