Bloch Cancer Center / Oncology
Cancer care at Truman Medical Centers brings new hope to patients through the use of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services. Multidisciplinary teams of highly skilled professionals combine cutting-edge technologies with compassionate care — setting new standards in cancer treatment.
We are a proud to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and to also be certified by the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Certification Program( QOPI).
Making an appointment
The following items are required for all persons wanting to schedule an appointment:
- Referral from your primary care physician (if required by your insurance plan)
- Picture ID
- Insurance cards
- Co-payment (if required by your insurance plan)
Parking is available but limited, in our building at 2310 Holmes.
You are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you to your appointment.
We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For an appointment or more information, call 816-404-4375.
The Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Center
The new Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Center offers the latest in equipment and technology to help fight the disease.
Designed to maximize patient comfort and convenience, the Center includes:
- Private and semi-private infusion bays – for receiving treatment
- Resource Area – with printed materials and computer access to research your diagnosis
- Social Worker – to assist with home care needs and planning
- Financial Resource Counselor – to work with each patient to access payment sources that best serve you
- Clinical Psychologist - to schedule appointments for those wanting help with stress relief techniques and other aspects of coping with the healthcare journey you are on
- Appearance boutique – where you are assisted in finding a wig or prosthetic to fit your personal needs
The Center is home to the Hematology Clinic, Medical Oncology Clinic, Adult Hemophilia Clinic, Anti-Coagulation Clinic, Patient Navigation Center and the Oncology Research Department.Services include: Staff physician and Fellow clinics throughout each week, chemotherapy, biotherapy and immunotherapy, blood and blood product transfusions, phlebotomy and bone marrow biopsies.
Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call 816-404-4375.
The Oncology Social Worker offers emotional support and guidance to people with cancer, as well as, friends, families, and caregivers. The Social Worker can help you with real life problems such as transportation, housing, financial concerns, support in the home, and in dealing with the effects of cancer treatment on your life. The Social Worker can help you learn about advance directives – a legal document that tells your healthcare team about the type of medical care you want to have when you are not able to talk. The Social Worker wants to help you with any of your concerns. To speak with our social worker, please ask your doctor or nurse, or call 816-404-4375.
Patient Navigator Program
Patient navigators are specially trained to provide additional support to a patient’s family members who may need help through this challenging time. Our navigator’s help patients work through the health care system to eliminate barriers to care and provide ease of access to essential resources.
The Bloch Cancer Center navigators work closely with the patient’s medical team and social worker. They are an invaluable resource to guide and assist with a variety of matters such as program enrollment, emotional support, transportation assistance, reminder calls, and computer/resource room access.
Furthermore, our patient navigator program is pleased to be able to assist patients during their physical and emotional recovery. We offer wigs and specially designed bras for women who have undergone breast surgery. Our navigators have been trained by a certified program and will meet with the patient one-on-one in our private salon to select and fit a wig and/or bra of her liking.
The financial worry of a medical bill is a real worry for many of us and, not surprisingly, often causes a great deal of anxiety.
There are many questions a patient may ask:
- How much will it cost?
- How much will I personally have to pay for services?
- Are there flexible payment options and/or financial assistance?
Concern about a medical bill should never get in the way of getting cancer treatment. TMC provides the best quality care to everyone regardless of one's financial situation. TMC accepts most commercial insurance plans and if you are uninsured our dedicated Oncology financial counselor is prepared to become your guide and partner. Our financial counselor can see if you are eligible and assist you in applying for Medicare, Medicaid, the TMC discount, payment plans, and other options. Our financial counselor is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment and may be reached at 816.404.4375.
Cancer Clinical Trials and Truman Medical Center
Participation in a clinical trial is optional and all clinical trials and studies at Truman Medical Center are approved by an investigational review board.
To get more information about clinical trials, visit:
A member of the oncology research team is available to answer questions. Please call 816-404-4375.
Truman Medical Centers Oncology Bio Bank
In addition to patient navigation, our staff can connect you to a variety of resources throughout the cancer treatment process and beyond:
- Specialized nursing care
- Social workers
- Nutritionists/nutrition support
- Chemotherapy class (for patients and families)
- Support groups
- Psychosocial support
- Lymphedema services
Below are links to cancer related resources:
Jill Moormeier, MD, MPH
Dr. Moormeier received her Medical Degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Following graduate school Dr. Moormeier went to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to complete her residency and University of Chicago Medical Center for her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Moormeier went on to complete an M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from St. Louis University. She currently practices at Truman Medical Center as a board certified Hematologist/Oncologist and is the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at UMKC School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center.
Sheshadri Madhusudhana, MD
Dr. Madusudhana is the acting Medical Director of the Bloch Cancer Center Oncology Research Program. He received his Medical Degree from JSS Medical College in Karnataka, India and completed an emergency medicine fellowship in Bangalore, India. In 2008 he completed his Internal Medicine residency at University of Missouri-Kansas City and affiliated hospitals and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Truman Medical Center where he practices Hematology/Oncology in the Bloch Cancer Center. Dr. Madhusudhana is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.