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 Read More

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 Read More

Tackling GYN Cancer with Spirit

Yvonne “YJean” Whitley has been coaching football at Southern University for decades. She may wear a sassy outfit instead of a coach’s uniform, but the retired teacher definitely isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill football fan. A longtime Jaguar supporter, YJean can rattle off schedules and players’ stats on any given day. She has also been known Read More Read More

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington and Ben Blanchard Foundation Present Successful Live Well Northshore Event

Northshore residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere   (Covington, LA) Nearly 300 Northshore residents took proactive measures to protect their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s inaugural Live Well Northshore event at the Covington Trailhead. Funded by the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation, Northshore residents received screenings for Read More Read More