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2018: A Year of Thanksgiving

By Todd Stevens, President and CEO One of my favorite things about this time of year is the opportunity to express thankfulness for the many ways our community has come together to advance the Cancer Center’s mission and serve more patients and their families. We are grateful for both those who entrust us with their Read More
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Bringing More Trials to More People

While research and clinical trials can enhance standard cancer treatments, they are also the key to the future of cancer care, with a result of improved patient outcomes and survival rates. Read on to learn more about how we are enrolling more patients in clinical trials. Where does cancer research happen? Today, Louisiana and Gulf Read More
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Severe Weather Updates

Update 9/3/2018 at 7:00 p.m. All Cancer Center locations will be open for normal business hours. We’re closely monitoring the weather situation as it develops and will provide updates as necessary. Please make sure your family is prepared for inclement weather. Www.getagameplan.org Please call the Cancer Center with any questions or concerns and check our back Read More
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5 months ago Blog Post - Hammond

Giving Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Some Space

When Dan Alexander learned he had prostate cancer only one thought crossed his mind: how would he tell his family? But, he was able to quickly reassure them that because of SpaceOAR, a new and innovative technology offered by Mary Bird Perkins in Hammond, he was receiving the safest and most effective treatment available today. Read More
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Have a Healthy Father’s Day!

Socks and ties are the typical go-to gifts because dads can be hard to buy for. But cancer prevention and early detection never go out of style.  Wish your dad a healthy Father’s Day and let him know about the top three cancers that affect men. Also, encourage him to talk to his doctor about Read More
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Thank You, Rubicon, for 25 Years of Giving

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was created by the community, and over the years, this support has never wavered, allowing us to provide advanced cancer care throughout southeast Louisiana and beyond. It takes support from many individuals, local partners and companies to keep our mission strong. One of these companies, longtime supporter, Rubicon LLC, has Read More
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Cancer Center Honors Legacy of Troye Svendson

Many people remember Troye A. Svendson as a vibrant, loving and charitable man. Mr. Svendson, who recently passed away at the age of 92, was an active community member and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. However, his legacy as an advocate for those touched by cancer will live on Read More
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Volunteers Give their Time, Talent and Heart

There’s a tenderness in care that is present in every volunteer, whether it’s their kind word, helping hand or generous heart, they help provide that “personal touch” for patients. The Cancer Center is so grateful to these compassionate individuals who are so selfless and willing to help advance our mission to lessen the burden of Read More
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9 months ago Blog Post - Hammond

Three Decades of Serving Hammond, Thousands of Lives Touched

By Dr. Andrew Elson, Radiation Oncologist A little over three decades ago, life in Hammond was different than it is today. While always a close-knit, family-oriented city, prior to 1988, there was no significant access to cancer care. But times have changed for the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish with the most advanced cancer treatment Read More
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Crushing Cancer by Crunching Numbers

By Nicole Magee, CTR, Cancer Registry Director Every patient diagnosed with cancer is different. Their diagnosis and treatment is handled individually and their plan of care varies depending on their disease type and stage, age, general health and many other factors. With so many variables, how as a Cancer Center do we determine how we Read More