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Funds Support New Cancer Research Seeking Better Testing, Therapies

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The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is among supporters providing funds for seven new projects aimed at accelerating the pace of innovative cancer research and programs in a variety of areas including breast, blood, cervical and esophageal diseases.

Surgical Pioneer Dr. Ira Kodner Honored with Achievement Award, New Ethics Education Fund

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Ira J. Kodner, MD, a pioneer in colon and rectal surgery and prominent medical ethicist, is the recipient of the 2018 President’s Achievement Award given by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  In addition, an endowed fund has been established at the Foundation to honor Dr. Kodner and support education, research and advocacy in the field of surgical ethics.

When Alzheimer's Disease Hits Home

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To better help his wife now and in the future as the disease progresses, Robert began seeking more information about Alzheimer’s disease. When they discovered the volume of Alzheimer’s disease research taking place at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, the Willmans were amazed. “We are so fortunate to be near the foremost centers for Alzheimer’s disease research,” Robert says. “Some of the most groundbreaking research is taking place right here, in our backyard.”