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Clinical Trials Network Awarded $13.6 Million NCI Grant

Posted on September 4, 2019

LCRC partners, LSU Health New Orleans and Ochsner, in collaboration with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and LSU Health Shreveport Cancer Center, have been awarded a $13.6 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to expand its successful statewide clinical trials network with a special emphasis on minority and underserved cancer patients. Principal Investigator Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director of LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and his team will develop a new entity by combining LSU Health New Orleans’ previously funded Gulf South Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) with Ochsner’s Community NCORP. Primary partners of the new Gulf South Minority/Underserved Clinical Trials Network NCORP will be LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, LSU Health Shreveport Feist Weiller Cancer Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Ochsner Cancer Center.

The new Clinical Trials Network will provide cancer care and access to clinical trials for more than 50% of newly diagnosed cancer patients in the region, expand the number of sites offering access to clinical trials from 22 to 42 and increase the proportion of minority patients participating in NCORP trials. It will also take advantage of the clinical subspecialties at the primary affiliate sites, utilize the valuable samples in biorepositories to advance research in health disparities and treatment, as well as expand its partnerships with community health organizations.

“This funding recognizes the expertise of LSU Health New Orleans and our partners in cancer research and care,” notes Larry Hollier, MD, Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans. “It will allow us to bring access to the latest advances in cancer care to even more Louisiana people diagnosed with this devastating disease.”

Major health providers in the region including the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and the Christus Health community sites will also participate.

“A decade ago we started building this network with Mary Bird Perkins and LSU Health Shreveport,” recalls principal investigator Augusto Ochoa, MD, Director of LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center. “It was recently named a recipient of the Platinum Award by the NCI for being a leading organization in enrolling cancer patients into clinical trials. Last year alone, we enrolled more than 1,300 patients in Louisiana, and when combined with Ochsner, it was close to 1,500. We are the largest cancer clinical trials network in the state. With the addition of Ochsner, this new clinical trials network holds a hopeful future for our cancer patients. We will continue to build cancer care throughout the state through team efforts such as the Gulf South CTN.”

2019 Research for the Cure Gala

Posted on August 13, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Research for the Cure
Gala and Charity Shopping Event
Wednesday October 16, 2019 6-9pm
Click HERE to Purchase Tickets

For More Info, Click HERE


October 16, 2019

2019 Bluedoo Prostate Cancer Seminar

Posted on March 25, 2019

2019 Prostate Cancer Seminar (free)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Click HERE for more information


Bluedoo 2019


Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted on March 14, 2019

Dr. Ochoa cordially invites you to attend the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) – Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy education program.

It will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:00AM – 12:30PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (601 Loyola Avenue).

Registration is free for member and non-member Students, Nurses, Clinicians, and Academic Faculty/Staff.

More information can be found on the flyer linked below and on the SITC website:

https://www.sitcancer.org/education/aci/2018-19/neworleans

2017 Cessation/Tobacco Pilot Grants

Posted on May 23, 2017

2017 Cessation/Tobacco Pilot Grants

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GiveNOLA Day

Posted on April 26, 2017

On May 2nd our community will come together for GiveNOLA Day and the LCRC needs you to join us.  It’s 24 hours of unprecedented giving, and it’s your chance to make a real difference right here in our community. By showing your love through GiveNOLA Day, you can help sustain our work which gives so much to our community.

Please show your support on May 2nd by donating online at https://www.givenola.org/louisiana-cancer-research-center.

You can also schedule your donation in advance, from now until May 1st at 11:59pm!  Click on this link  – https://www.givenola.org/louisiana-cancer-research-center – to schedule a donation, which will be processed by May 2nd.

Thank you for your generosity. Please help us spread the word!

2016 Key to the Cure Gala

Posted on November 13, 2016

The LCRC’s annual fundraising gala was a fashionable success
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Significant Gift in Support of Cancer Research

Posted on October 9, 2016

Louisiana Cancer Research Center Receives $50,000 Memorial Gift (more…)

Free Public Prostate Cancer Seminar

Posted on September 10, 2016

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Free Public Prostate Cancer Seminar Sept 15 (more…)

AACR Public Forum April 2016

Posted on April 4, 2016

The NOLA Community Is Invited to a Free Event: Progress and Promise Against Cancer, An AACR Community Event Offering Practical Knowledge and Real Hope (more…)