Meet Sue Culwell, Volunteer

Meet Sue Culwell, Volunteer

Sue Culwell, volunteer since April 2021 Sue was born and raised in Vandalia, Missouri. She has two amazing kids and seven beautiful grandkids (Makenzie, Nick and Emma Barnes and Michael, Patrick, Izzy and Quintan Culwell). Missouri Cancer Associates Executive Director...
Meet Mark Tungesvik, M.D.

Meet Mark Tungesvik, M.D.

I am most passionate about believing every patient deserves an individual, personal approach to cancer treatment. I treat patients with a deep understanding of the patient’s goal combined with the best of medical science and innovation. The cancer experience for...
Meet Mung Chin, MSN, NP-C, OCN

Meet Mung Chin, MSN, NP-C, OCN

I have been working with oncology patients for 10 years and still love doing what I do every day for the patients and family. I started as an oncology nurse at Boone’s Stewart Cancer Center and then became the facility’s first oncology nurse navigator. Now I am an...
Meet Gloria Drouin, A.P.R.N., MSN

Meet Gloria Drouin, A.P.R.N., MSN

I graduated from Northeastern University more than 23 years ago with a Master’s degree in nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. For the past 11 years I have advocated for patients with cancer and blood disorders. More recently, I have focused on providing...
Empowered By Knowledge

Empowered By Knowledge

With genetic testing from Missouri Cancer Associates, a young mom gets ahead of an increased cancer risk. As Jennifer Frerking, busy mom of a 3-year-old, attended her annual check-up at Women’s Health Associates, she was considering taking a leap. Every year at her...
Silver Lining

Silver Lining

MCA Patient: Katie Hanney Survivor Since: 2016 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Andrew Iliff, M.D. Treatment: Chemotherapy, lumpectomy, radiation and antibody infusions Even after two breast cancer diagnoses, Katie Hanney focuses on the positive. After six...
A message to our patients about COVID-19 Coronavirus

A message to our patients about COVID-19 Coronavirus

Missouri Cancer Center offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all in-person appointments.   Our call center staff is available to answer your calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may also reach out to us via our patient...
Staying Focused on Life Outside of Cancer

Staying Focused on Life Outside of Cancer

MCA Patient: Michael Lilien Survivor Since: 2019 Diagnosis: Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek Treatment: Chemotherapy After discovering he had cancer, Michael Lilien was determined to keep running his life the same way — all the way through...
Choosing to Live

Choosing to Live

MCA Patient: Bill Carter Survivor Since: 2016 Diagnosis: Pancreatic Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Uma Ramadoss Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Mark Bryer and Dr. Harold Johnson Oncology Nurse: Christy Philips Treatment: Chemotherapy When Bill Carter was diagnosed with...
FAQs – Genetic Education and Testing

FAQs – Genetic Education and Testing

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M A CANDIDATE FOR GENETIC EDUCATION OR TESTING? Genetic testing isn’t right for everyone, and genetic education and testing is an important part of the genetic evaluation. You are encouraged to talk to your doctor about your family history to...