The Fine Art of Robotic Surgery

By John Lyons, M.D. Robotic surgery is when a surgeon uses an advanced tool with robotic arms to perform surgery. Although we call the device a “robot,” it’s completely controlled by the surgeon and is not self-sufficient. Robotic surgery is a more advanced surgery than what we call “open surgery,” or the traditional surgery we Read More Read More

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington Celebrates Blanchard Foundation’s Commitment to Prevent Cancer

Foundation honored with artwork in Cancer Center   Covington, LA – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington unveiled a glass art piece at a special ceremony in December commemorating the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation’s commitment to early cancer detection and education. In April, the Foundation donated $100,000 to the Cancer Center where Ben Blanchard Read More Read More

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 Read More

Carol of the Bell

The sound of silver bells ring in the holidays for some, but to Joyce Dean, there was only one bell she wanted to hear chime this winter. In May 2018, Dean was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram and the test results indicated an abnormality. Her doctors found the mass was in stage zero Read More Read More