Cancer Center Earns Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Only Louisiana cancer center to receive honor during survey cycle (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer—achieved by only seven percent of cancer facilities nationally. The Cancer Center is the only Louisiana Read More Read More

A Different Category of Care

Providing a different kind of cancer care experience requires a unique combination of compassionate, talented team members, breakthrough technology and outstanding community support. This almost artistic, individualized approach to patient care has now been recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. The Cancer Center is one of a select Read More Read More

A Playbook for Holiday Eating

By Vadel Shivers, M.S., R.D. During the holidays, eating can be challenging for cancer patients. Concerns about weight gain or weight loss can cause anxiety especially during treatment and recovery. But with a game plan, you can score at the dinner table. Here are a few tips that can help you take guess work out Read More Read More

For the Love of People and Pets

How the Cancer Center and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Collaborate to Benefit People and Animals It’s a somewhat surprising collaboration, but the Cancer Center and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) have worked together for years, driving human and veterinary oncology medicine in meaningful ways. Many people first learned about our unique Read More Read More

Cancer Center to Expand Leading-Edge Radiation Treatment Technology

Enhanced Precision in Radiation Treatment for Hammond Area Patients   (Hammond, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond now offers greater precision in radiation therapy with the addition of the Elekta Agility multileaf collimator (MLC). The Agility MLC is a radiation beam shaping device integrated with the existing Elekta Infinity radiation therapy system, which Read More Read More

People Helping People

Dr. Tom J. Meek, Jr. grew up in a small town in southern Arkansas where he began his medical education under the supervision of his father, a local doctor. Dr. Meek studied his father diligently as he delivered everything from cold remedies to babies, but found that his greatest lesson learned was not medical jargon Read More Read More

Cancer Center in Gonzales and Gonzales Area Foundation Launch Successful Live Well Ascension Event

Ascension Parish residents screened for cancer and other conditions in a fun, festival-like atmosphere   (Gonzales, LA) Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s inaugural Live Well Ascension in Gonzales, which was supported by the Gonzales Area Foundation. Ascension Parish residents were screened for Read More Read More

New Innovation Blocks and Tackles

Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment Gain Better Defense Against Side Effects Four or five football fields. In today’s world of precision radiation therapy for cancer, that’s how Dr. Charles Wood describes the amount of space a new treatment system puts between the prostate and other vital organs to ensure they remain healthy. When Ronald Atwood Read More Read More

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