The Center for Cancer Care and Research

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Center for Cancer Care and Research
12855 North Forty Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
Phone: 314.628.1212

The Center for Cancer Care and Research (CCCR) is an Arch Medical Services, Inc. clinical research center offering an extensive portfolio of clinical trials for just about every type of cancer known to man. CCCR clinical trials are sponsored by individual pharameceutical companies. CCCR also offers hundreds of clinical trials sponsored through the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The foundation of Arch Medical Services, Inc. was established in 1977 by Dr. Leonard A. White, Jr., as Mercy Oncology-Hematology. It later became known as Arch Medical Services, Inc. The group’s interests back then (and now) were in medicine complementary to Oncology and Hematology. The group currently consists of four surgeons and all group nurses are certified in oncology and chemotherapy administration. The pharmacy team, which consists of Registered Pharmacists and Certified Pharmacy Technicians, specializes in cancer treatment.

The Center for Cancer Care and Research has a Pharmaceutical Trials Division and a Cooperative Group Division. In the Pharmaceutical Trials Division, patients will find lists of available clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. The clinical trials listed with the division are all approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration and all trials are designed to improve current treatment strategies for all types of cancer. The Cooperative Group Division of the clinical trials research program offers clinical trials listed with the National Cancer Institute. All Center for Cancer Care and Research Cooperative Group Division physicians are members of the Heartland Cancer Research Program which consists of Missouri Baptist Medical Center and The Center for Cancer Care and Research.

The Heartland Cancer Research Program is a designated Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) by the National Cancer Institute. Community Clinical Oncology Program status is currently the highest honor awarded to community-based clinical research programs by the National Cancer Institute. Community Clinical Oncology Program designation allows the Center for Cancer Care and Research physicians access to an expanded menu of National Cancer Institute approved cancer treatment, cancer prevention, and symptom-control clinical trials.

The Center for Cancer Care and Research team of physicians includes the following cancer care specialists: Dr. John R. Eckardt, Dr. Alfred O. Greco, Dr. Julia E. Kimmis, Dr. Nelida N. Sjak-Shie, Dr. Leonard A. White, Jr., Dr. Frederick R. Zivnuska, and Dr. Kevin O. Easley.

The Center for Cancer Care and Research has a second location in Washington, Missouri at 1351 Jefferson Street, Suite 120, Washington, Missouri 63090. Phone: 636.390.4114. Fax: 636.390.8685.