CCOLQ Charitable Organization Supports LCRC
For the second year in a row, the Crescent City OLQ charitable organization demonstrated its support of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center's mission with a monetary gift. CCOLQ is a non-profit foundation that supports Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Omicron Lambda Alpha chapter.
LCRC Director and CEO Joe W. Ramos, PhD, welcomed the organization's members who gathered at the LCRC for an event on October 8th, 2023, to commemorate Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Ramos explained the statewide growth of the LCRC since the group visited just a year ago. "We now have researchers from across the state working in their areas where there are great cancer burdens to make a difference there. We have lots of work that is around understanding what causes cancer specific to where you are. That's something special about great cancer centers - they're very focused on the catchment - the people that they serve," he said.
The organization also honored Dr. Tamuella E. Singleton, the nation's only black female Pediatric Hematology/Oncologist who specializes in bleeding and clotting disorders. She is also the chief science officer for the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network.
Dr. Singleton explained the challenges faced by cancer patients and their families, especially African Americans, many of whom lack access to care resulting in barriers and inadequate treatment. Click on the video above.