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Category Archives: Press Release – Baton Rouge

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation Elects 2018-2019 Board Members

Community leaders elected to grow and steward endowment fund that supports the fight against cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) – J. Gerard “Jerry” Jolly, retired partner of KPMG LLP, was recently elected to serve as chair of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation. Jolly has been on the Foundation board since 2013 and served Read More
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Cancer Center Opens First Clinic in Region to Treat Diseases of the Skin, Bones, Soft Tissue

Patients with musculoskeletal issues receive expert care in Baton Rouge   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center announced today the opening of a new clinic focused exclusively on treating patients with tumors of the soft tissue, muscles, and bones. The clinic is the first of its kind Read More
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Cancer Survivors Celebrate with Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Ornaments created by cancer survivors reflect spirit of hope at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center held its annual holiday tree lighting and survivorship holiday party Tuesday, Dec. 5. Three Read More
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Cancer Center Celebrates Spirit of Volunteerism

Prestigious awards honor the Lane family, Jerry T. Goss and Sheila Moore, MD   (Baton Rouge, La.) Three prestigious awards, named after individuals who have supported cancer patients through volunteer leadership, were recently presented to several exemplary community members and an outstanding physician. The awards were presented at a special reception at Mary Bird Perkins – Read More
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Infusion Services Available for Zachary-Area Cancer Patients

Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center begin infusion services   (Zachary, La.) Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are now offering infusion therapy services at Lane Cancer Center, 6180 Main Street in Zachary. In September, the Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members

New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce that the following volunteer leaders were elected to its board of directors to help further the organization’s mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. Bill O’Quin was re-elected to serve as Read More
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Cancer Center Names Winner of Sister Linda Constantin Award for Courage and Compassion

(Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has named Jeanette Moore, RN, BSN, OCN, an infusion nurse, as winner of the 2018 Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award. The annual award is named in honor of a longtime nurse and member of the senior administrative team at Our Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship

(Baton Rouge, La.) – Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, chief operating officer and chief of physics at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, is the first medical physicist selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation. This year-long program trains leaders in radiation oncology health policy issues, and Read More
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Hair Dressers Trade Scissors for Early Detection Skin Cancer Training

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Brings Spot it Program to Local Baton Rouge Hair Dressers   (Baton Rouge, La.) – Hair dressers typically take Mondays off, but on Oct. 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., licensed cosmetologists and students are invited to a free hour-long special training that could help Read More