The healing power of music

People visiting the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine might be surprised to hear live music as they arrive at the facility’s bustling lobby.

But for the past decade, the CAM has offered not only patient care at nearly two dozen treatment centers and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, but also a tradition of impromptu entertainment.

Listen to audio clips, view a slideshow of photos and read more about a group of musicians who regularly share their musical talents with people coming and going in the CAM.

The article is available in the School of Medicine’s Outlook magazine at