Refer a Patient

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s team of oncology specialists are here to provide the highest level of care for your patients. Many of our oncologists, trained at the nation’s top cancer centers, are world-renowned and experts in treating and diagnosing even some of the rarest diseases, allowing patients to remain close to home and receive compassionate, individualized care. The trust referring physicians place in our team is sacred to us, and our goal is to make the referral process simple and easy. To refer a patient, please call:



Our multidisciplinary care teams include specialists from each diagnostic, treatment and supportive care discipline including surgery, hematology and medical oncology; radiation oncology; pathology; radiology; oncology, patient navigation, clinical research, nursing; supportive care; and, when appropriate, genetics.

The teams consist of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, dieticians and others and are each designed and staffed specifically to ensure that patients and their families get their cancer diagnosis and treatment right the first time.

Clinical Trials

To ensure every advantage of treatment, every patient under the Center’s care is evaluated for clinical trial eligibility. Patients meeting participation criteria receive a standard of care treatment, but with the added benefit of a trial that may enhance their outcomes.

Medical Physics

The Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership is an accredited, multidisciplinary academic and research program, one of only 40 in the nation. The partnership fosters a rich arena for education and research, and is key to the Center’s ability to offer leading-edge radiation therapy services.