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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 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 Read More........

Essen Lane Construction Updates

Please note that Essen Lane road construction near the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center entrance will be occurring Wednesday, Nov. 1st and Thursday, Nov. 2nd from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. You will be able Read More........

New Treatment for Breast Cancer that has Spread to the Brain

When people hear “breast cancer,” they don’t usually think of the disease affecting the brain. But it can happen and when it does it’s called metastatic breast cancer. It can occur when women are first diagnosed, but more commonly it Read More........

Cancer Care Choreography

Thinking pink is not a new phenomenon for Ellen Sessions. Tutus, leotards and dance shoes, all in varieties of the shade, are a part of her everyday life. Sessions is the office manager for a local dance studio where the Read More........

Rolling By: A Rare Sight with an Important Message

You may soon see something a little unusual rolling around town: a bright pink concrete mixer truck! From volleyball games to pink bra Harley Davidson bike rides, people get creative when it comes to raising awareness and funds for the Read More........

A New Partnership Emerges to Fight Breast and GYN Cancers

By Todd Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Teamwork. It’s a concept everyone at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center embraces every day. From multidisciplinary teams focused on specific cancers Read More........

Mesothelioma Spiking in Senior Population

Team Forms to Tackle Cancer By Emily Cassidy, M.D. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that was thought to improve products, but unfortunately turned out to be highly Read More........

Encounter with Happy Birds

By Linda Lee, Cancer Center Administrator I love going to outdoor art festivals. I am so amazed by the artistic creations and the overall unspoken invitation to explore, experience and find joy in the visual plane. This year, I attended Read More........