ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis philanthropist has committed to endow a cancer center at Washington University with $1 million a year.
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund will support work in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
In 1999, Alvin and Ruth Siteman committed $35 million to develop the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
The new fund will be used for programs that might not receive funding from federal agencies.
Alvin Siteman was chairman of Site Oil Co. of Missouri and president of Flash Oil Corp. He chaired Mark Twain Bancshares Inc., the company he helped merge with Mercantile Bancorporation in 1997.