The Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) was founded in 2002 under the direction of the Louisiana State Legislature. Our mission is to promote education and conduct research in the diagnosis, detection and treatment of cancer, while pursuing a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation.
Through our coordinated approach, we recruit world-class faculty, educate future scientists, focus on discovery and development of therapies leading to clinical treatment programs, and implement statewide outreach initiatives. Our programs are designed to support research efforts and develop improved tools or new opportunities for early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer, while reaching out to Louisiana communities.
The clinical research program offers emerging therapies and strategies to our patients as investigational alternatives to routine care. We examine innovative treatments and medical approaches designed by our LCRC faculty in collaboration with colleagues throughout the world. The LCRC consortium is affiliated with six federally funded cooperative research groups in addition to industry sponsored drug developers.
LCRC works with colleagues in the community, throughout the state and beyond to share information about news and events related to cancer prevention, early detection, research and other topics of interest to those who are fighting for a cure.
The Tobacco Free Living program implements and evaluates comprehensive tobacco control initiatives designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use and also exposure to secondhand smoke.
It may start with research but it’s really about a child with leukemia, a mother with breast cancer, a father with lung cancer, a sister with ovarian cancer, a grandmother, a brother…
Research isn’t about what we think we want. It’s about what they need us to be. LCRC brings together LSU, Tulane, Xavier and Ochsner to find ways to fight cancer. Our focus is on research and outreach to serve a population who experience some of the highest cancer mortality rates in the nation.