Medicine & Health Bill signed on campus lowers cost of cancer drugs By Jim Goodwin March 20, 2014January 25, 2016 Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signs legislation Wednesday, March 19, at Washington University Medical Center that increases the affordability and accessibility of oral chemotherapy medications. Joining him are (from left): Helen Chesnut, executive director of Susan G. Komen St. Louis; state Rep. Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, who helped pass the bill; Mary Pillsbury Wainwright, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser and volunteer; Debbie Kersting, executive director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Gateway Chapter; JoAnn Shaw, BJC HealthCare vice president and chief learning officer; and John DiPersio, MD, PhD, deputy director of Siteman Cancer Center. (Credit: PhotoS By Jerry Naunheim Jr.) Lance Horner of Cassville, Mo., holds his daughter, Loren Horner, 1, who has acute myeloid leukemia, during the bill-signing ceremony. State Rep. Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, stands to the right.