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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Hosts First Yoga Event to Benefit Local Cancer Patients

Inaugural yoga event promises fun, exercise and relaxation for the whole family   (Hammond, La.) Bring your yoga mats, appetite and zen as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center hosts the first Geaux Yoga event on April 27 at Cate Square Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include a relaxing yoga class Read More
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Caring River Cancer Center to Merge with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins continues expansion to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) Caring River Cancer Center (CRCC) will merge with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC), a comprehensive cancer care organization, serving the Gulf South region for almost 50 years. CRCC has provided local access to radiation therapy for more Read More
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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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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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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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Harvard-Trained Oncologist Brings Expertise to Baton Rouge & Hammond

Konstantin Kovtun, M.D. Joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Staff   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Konstantin “Kos” Kovtun, M.D. to its medical staff. Beginning, Aug. 1, Dr. Kovtun will practice at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Read More
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New Technology Puts Space Between Hammond Man and Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Prostate cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center can have a more effective, comfortable radiation treatment experience   (Hammond, LA) Prostate cancer patients who receive radiation therapy at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond now have access to a new, innovative technology that has been proven to provide protection from treatment side effects. Read More
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Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care   (Geismar, LA) Rubicon LLC, a chemical manufacturer located in Geismar, LA and 25-year supporter of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has reached a cumulative giving total of $1 million. These funds contributed to the Cancer Center have been generated through a number of initiatives including Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Community

Three decades of breakthrough cancer services for Hammond and neighboring areas.   (Hammond, LA) Thousands of cancer patients have walked through the doors since Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond opened in March 1988. Prior to the organization’s entry into Tangipahoa Parish 30 years ago, there were no significant cancer care services in the Read More
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Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services

(Baton Rouge) Two cancer-focused organizations, Cancer Services and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC), have collaborated for years to provide services to those impacted by cancer in the Greater Baton Rouge area. After an extended period of discussions, the Cancer Services’ and Mary Bird Perkins’ boards of directors have resolved to deepen the longtime relationship. Read More