Saint Luke’s Health System Expands Cancer Services in the Northland

Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute announced a new cancer program for the Saint Luke's North Hospital campus.

Posted July 2, 2024

The Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute announced the formation of a new cancer program, allowing for more services for residents in the Northland.

The new cancer program will expand to the campus of Saint Luke’s North Hospital, expected to open in Spring 2025. The program will include radiation therapy and expanded medical oncology and infusion services in the Barry Medical Park Office Building adjacent to the main hospital, according to a release.

Program features will include:

Radiation therapy: The new radiation therapy suite will have a state-of-the-art linear accelerator capable of providing the most accurate and precise radiation treatments available. Therapies include conformal modulated therapy, which is delivered in half the time or less than conventional radiation treatment; 3D external multi-beam therapy; intensity modulated radiation therapy; and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Medical oncology and infusion: The Saint Luke’s Cancer Specialists–North clinic will have an expanded footprint with additional clinic and infusion therapy space to accommodate more patients. The Saint Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center’s new treatment area will offer 15 infusion bays.

“With the Northland’s significant growth over the past decade, the community has a need for easily accessible, comprehensive cancer care,” Chief Executive Officer of Saint Luke’s North Region, Darren Bass said in the release. “With all services provided on one campus, patients will benefit from the full range of Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute’s services and experts without having to travel to multiple locations.”

Future cancer clinical trials are planned in collaboration with Siteman Cancer Center, based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, according to the release. In January, Saint Luke’s Health System and St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare officially merged, creating a nearly $15 billion partnership.