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Phelps County Regional Medical Center Joins Siteman Cancer Network






Phelps County Regional Medical Center joins Siteman Cancer Network

Collaborative effort aims to enhance cancer care, prevention in south-central Missouri


ROLLA – Phelps County Regional Medical Center and the hospital’s Delbert Day Cancer Institute have joined the Siteman Cancer Network to collaborate on efforts to reduce the impact of cancer in south-central Missouri through research, treatment and prevention.


The network is affiliated with Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Together, the institutions will provide access to cancer prevention and control strategies, and genomic and genetic testing. Patients also will have access to highly specialized treatments and technologies, including clinical trials at Siteman Cancer Center.


“Phelps County Regional Medical Center and the Delbert Day Cancer Institute are proud to partner with Siteman, a nationally recognized cancer center,” said Ed Clayton, CEO of the regional medical center. “This partnership will bring additional resources and care to cancer patients living in south-central Missouri.”


As a network member, Phelps County Regional Medical Center and the Delbert Day Cancer Institute will work with Siteman Cancer Center to assess cancer’s impact on south-central Missouri, develop a plan to lessen the overall burden, and measure results. Possibilities include a greater emphasis on reducing smoking rates and promoting cancer screenings and other healthy interventions.




Key components of the network affiliation include:


  • Navigators to help patients coordinate access to highly specialized care for complex cases, including access to clinical trials, at Siteman Cancer Center.
  • Use of genomic and genetic testing to help identify personalized treatments based on the characteristics of a patient’s disease.
  • Development of a database that incorporates such information (with patients’ permission) to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.
  • Sharing of best practices to improve patient care. Examples include sharing details regarding how nurses and radiation therapists are trained to care for oncology patients, and implementing industry-approved guidelines for screenings, genetic counseling programs and post-treatment care.
  • Implementation of cancer prevention strategies, such as the use of interactive risk-assessment tools, e-books, videos and individual coaching.
  • Development of targeted interventions to reduce cancer risk and of evaluation tools to measure success.


The network’s efforts also are expected to increase the number of people screened for cancer, which should result in earlier detection and improved health outcomes.


“Siteman Cancer Center and Phelps County Regional Medical Center – through the Siteman Cancer Network – are committed to preventing cancer and transforming patient care in the communities we serve,” said Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of Siteman Cancer Center and the Bixby Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. “Together, we’re working to build a healthier Missouri.”


Through this relationship, the physicians and patients of the Delbert Day Cancer Institute will have access to prevention, diagnosis and treatment resources available through Siteman Cancer Center, with care coordinated by both centers.


“The Delbert Day Cancer Institute was founded on the idea of offering patient-centered care,” Clayton said. “This partnership with Siteman is a natural extension of that initial goal.”






About Phelps County Regional Medical Center-Delbert Day Cancer Institute


Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) is one of Missouri’s leading regional referral centers, serving over 200,000 residents in south-central Missouri. PCRMC is a non-tax supported, county-owned, 242-bed hospital with more than 1,800 employees, 100-plus providers and a five-member elected board. PCRMC serves a six-county area, with its main campus located in Rolla, Missouri. PCRMC has clinics in Salem, St. James, Vienna and Waynesville, Missouri.


The PCRMC Delbert Day Cancer Institute, a cancer center located on the main PCRMC campus in Rolla, Missouri, is a leader in providing exceptional cancer care in south-central Missouri. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute has earned national accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The cancer institute is named after Dr. Delbert Day, curators’ professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.


About Siteman Cancer Center


Siteman Cancer Center ranked among the top cancer treatment centers by U.S. News & World Report, also is one of only a few cancer centers to receive the highest rating of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) – “exceptional.” Comprising the cancer research, prevention and treatment programs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Siteman treats adults at six locations, including an inpatient hospital, and partners with St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the treatment of pediatric patients. Siteman is Missouri’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the state’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Through the Siteman Cancer Network, Siteman Cancer Center works with regional medical centers to improve the health and well-being of people and communities by expanding access to cancer prevention and control strategies, clinical studies and genomic and genetic testing, all aimed at reducing the burden of cancer.


About Siteman Cancer Network


Siteman Cancer Network, an affiliation of Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and regional health systems and hospitals, is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities through research, treatment and prevention efforts. Together, the network and its affiliates work to expand access to cancer prevention and control strategies, clinical studies and genomic and genetic testing, all aimed at reducing the burden of cancer.



Gov. Greitens resigns

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in Republican politics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after a scandal


S&T students give back and honor community servant

S&T students have engaged in the “Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service,” finding places in town where they can spend their time and improve the community. S&T students had a chance to celebrate a special member of their organization, their President, Rosalie Spencer, who recently announced her retirement from Rolla Municipal Utilities.


Missouri House forms panel to investigate Gov. Greitens

Seven lawmakers were formed by the Missouri House today to investigate Governor Greitens following a charge stating that he alledgedly took a picture of a woman in a compromising position.


Sirloin Stockade Catches Fire

Sirloin Stockade caught fire on Tuesday night. The fire started around 730 pm. Nobody was harmed in the incident. 


30 car and 12 car crashes on Missouri highway leave 1 dead and others injured.

At least one person was killed and at least 11 others were injured when icy road conditions caused multiple accidents on a Missouri highway Sunday.

The accident on the state’s Interstate 44 in Rolla, roughly 100 miles southwest of St. Louis, occurred around 2 p.m., citing the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Two people with serious injuries were airlifted from the scene near the 186 mile marker, and at least 10 people were injured when cars began sliding into each other on the highway.

The area is a “high crash zone” due to a curve on the stretch of road, but highway patrol said the accident was due to weather conditions.

According to MSHP Troop I, two other crashes took place on I-44 Sunday at the 138 and 144 mile markers.


Missouri doughnut shop's 'Tide Pod Challenge' treat goes viral

Image result for hurts donuts tide podSPRINGFIELD, MO — This is an interesting take on the Tide Pod challenge.  Springfield Missouri’s Hurts Donut shop is selling doughnut decorated to look like the capsules filled with laundry detergent. The move is in response to the incomprehensible viral movement that has people posting pictures and videos of them eating the poisonous combination.

The caption posted to the Hurts Donut shop’s Facebook page says, “I thought this might clear up any confusion there might have been but now adults are throwing donuts in the washer.”  A second post to the page says, “We will even fill them for you. With FOOD. Not laundry detergent. In the case at both locations today and tomorrow.”

YouTube and Facebook are trying to stop the spread of the Tide Pod Challenge, a bizarre and dangerous phenomenon in which social media users eat laundry detergent packets on camera.


Families photos goes viral

When Pam Zaring booked a professional photographer to take photos of her family, she was hoping for some simple, smiling pictures of her loved ones. 400,000 likes later, she and her family got a good laugh as did the internet with viral photo sharers.

But when Pam received the finished product from the photographer, she found that all of her family's faces had been bizarrely edited to look like cartoon characters.

"OK. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us," Pam wrote on Facebook.

The photographer was paid between $US200 and $US250 (between $250 and $315) and insisted the strange editing was intentional.

"She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos," Pam wrote.

"I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!! You can't make this stuff up.....again, this is NOT a joke."


Historic mural now on display at John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex

Fort Leonard Wood's valuable and historical African-American artwork is back home following nearly six months of restoration and conservation work. The mural, valued at more than $370,000 and the work of Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, was sent to Chicago last year for conservation and may be viewed at the museum 0800 - 1600 Monday - Fridays, and 1000 - 1600 on Saturdays.


Black Lab saves St Louis family from burning home

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County family says their dog is a hero for waking them up during a house fire before the smoke detector alarmed.

It happened in South County early Sunday morning, around 2 a.m., when the Beaudreau family's black lab, River, wouldn't stop barking and nudging her owners.


18th Annual Eagle Days

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Hundreds came out to learn about and interact with different species of eagles and owls as part of the eighteenth annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days on Saturday.

The annual event was started after the Missouri Department of Conservation was forced to reduce the number of Eagle Day programs it does across the state due to budget cuts. Michelle Cook, one of the members of the Eagle Days planning committee said the community came to bring the event back.


Snowy owls from the Arctic are appearing in Missouri


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Snowy owls have been making somewhat unusual appearances in Missouri, delighting bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

A sighting in West Alton, north of St. Louis, caused a stir last week. The Missouri Department of Conservation says online reporting by birders shows that several snowy owls have been seen across northern Missouri and a few farther south.

“But the visit from this owl species from the Arctic is not good news for the birds,” the department said, “as likely a food shortage in their natural habitat has pushed them farther south than usual, experts say.”

In the Arctic, snowy owls prey on lemmings. If the owl population is too large for the lemming population, some females and young birds are forced afield. It is called an irruption.

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Eight Cheetahs???

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Zoo gained eight new members in November.

A cheetah named Bingwa gave birth to eight cubs at the zoo. The three males and five females were born on Nov. 26.

According to a press release from the zoo, in over 430 litters documented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, this is the first time a cheetah has produced and reared on her own a litter of eight cubs at a zoo. The average litter size is three to four cubs.

The 4-year-old Bingwa, has been an exemplary mother, the cheetah care team says.

“She has quickly become adept at caring for her very large litter of cubs — grooming, nursing and caring for them attentively,” Steve Bircher, the zoo’s curator of mammals/carnivores, said in a news release.

Bingwa means “champion” in Swahili.


More Great Shopping coming in Rolla!

Shop Rolla? The range of storefronts is becoming more dazzling. From Kohl's and Lowe's to Menard's and Academy Sporting Goods the I-44 Corridor is stacking up from the unusual to the sublime; clothing to knickknacks; name brands to local crafts-you can find almost anything you are looking for or perhaps something you aren’t! You’ll be tempted by countless opportunities to bring a piece of Rolla home with you in the near future.  TJ Maxx and Petsmart are also businesses to occupy the new Westside site.


Celebration of Nations 2017




September 30, 2017


Downtown Rolla comes alive for this area’s largest multicultural event, featuring live music and dance; ethnic foods, arts, crafts and displays; and plenty of fun for the kids! Celebration of Nations gives area residents and Missouri S&T students a chance to showcase their heritage and celebrate the vibrant cultural diversity that makes Rolla unique to the Ozarks.

It’s a great time!



Created in 2010, the annual event gets bigger and better every year thanks to outstanding participation from the community, great sponsors and full support from the city of Rolla.


Join us at this year's Celebration of Nations!





KZNN Summer MEGATICKET Concert Series - Concert #6 is Brad Paisley!!!








Concert #6 of the KZNN MEGATICKET Summer Concert Series is

Brad Paisley on September 24th at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

in St. Louis!!




Listen to KZNN-FM daily to get registered to win tickets !!








Rolla Lions Club Carnival 2017


Rolla Lions Club Carnival will be held June 30th thru July 4th 2017



In June/July, the sounds of fireworks and the smell of hamburgers and funnel cakes will fill the air as the Rolla Lions Club kicks off its

82nd annual Carnival.

This year’s Carnival will be held June 30th to July 4th, 2016 and will feature wristband nights for rides as well as stunning fireworks displays.

The Lions Club invites you to come out and enjoy a hamburger, barbecue, steak sandwich, cotton candy or Lioness funnel cake and help

support a great program.


All proceeds from the Carnival benefit the Rolla Lions Club Park, vision and hearing programs, area youth activities and

scholarships for local students.







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