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Category Archives: Press Release – Baton Rouge

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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
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Golf Tournament Honors Hillar Moore’s Legacy, Supports Cancer Care

Event raises $110 thousand to benefit patients at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center   (Baton Rouge, La.) More than 25 years ago, Hillar C. Moore, Jr. joined other community leaders in the fight against cancer by helping start the Mary Bird Perkins Charity Golf Classic. To honor Moore, the 2018 Read More
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Cancer Center Seeks Participants for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Trial

Clinical trial available for people recently diagnosed with stage IV metastatic pancreatic cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) Each year, more than 800 people in Louisiana are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is the 10th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Louisiana and 12th in the U.S. Because of these historically high mortality rates from the disease, Mary Read More