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2 months ago Gonzales

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Local Access to High-Quality Cancer Care

Cancer Center highlights decade of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer in Ascension Parish   (Gonzales, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales has provided expert cancer care to thousands of patients in and around Ascension Parish for a decade. During this time, thanks to the support from the community, the Cancer Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

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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5 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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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6 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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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7 months ago Gonzales

Mary Bird Perkins, Gonzales Area Foundation Celebrate Second Successful Live Well Ascension Event

200+ residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere   (Gonzales, La.) More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health recently by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Ascension event at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Co-hosted by the Gonzales Area Foundation for the second year in Read More
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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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8 months ago Gonzales

Cancer Center Hosts Second Annual Free Ascension Parish Community Health Event

Gonzales Area Foundation funds second year of free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family   Gonzales, La. – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, in conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation, is providing free, convenient access to a host of cancer screenings at its second annual Live Well Ascension event. Live Read More
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1 year ago Gonzales

Moving Through Survivorship

Cancer survivor walking group participates in Spring Sprint 5k   (Gonzales, La.) Ascension Parish cancer survivors are demonstrating that individuals can live healthy, active lives following a cancer diagnosis. Members of a walking group, organized by the THRIVE survivorship program at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, recently participated in the First Annual Ascension Chamber Read More
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1 year ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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