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Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
May 24, 2017
Bob and Bev Jones named 2017 Anna B. Lipsey Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

Capital Region to be Home to Newest, Most Advanced Proton Therapy Center in the Gulf South
May 10, 2017
Issued by Baton Rouge Health District
Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center

2017

Sarcoma Expert Joins Cancer Center’s Skin and Soft Tissue Team
February 7, 2017
Shaun Accardo, MD, an expert in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology, is now a member of the Cancer Center’s Skin and Soft Tissue Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) Team.

Capital Area’s Top Restaurants Featured at Cancer Center’s Annual Fundraiser
February 9, 2017
The 80s are back to benefit local cancer patients

Cancer Center to Host 10th Annual Fest for Life Event
March 22, 2017
Celebrating of 10 years of saving lives through cancer early detection

Mack and Lemoine In New Roles For Mary Bird Perkins Development Team
March 28, 2017
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce the addition of Danielle Mack, a Certified Fund Raising Executive and promotion of Patricia Lemoine in the organization’s development office.

Cancer Center’s The Taste Fundraiser Generates more than $350,000 to Benefit Local Cancer Patients
March 31, 2017
Totally Awesome 80s Party Rocks Baton Rouge

Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates Recertified for Cancer Care
April 11, 2017
LHOA Recertified for Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Capital Region to be Home to Newest, Most Advanced Proton Therapy Center in the Gulf South
May 10, 2017
Issued by Baton Rouge Health District
Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
May 24, 2017
Bob and Bev Jones named 2017 Anna B. Lipsey Volunteer Service Award Recipients

2016

Cancer Center Recognizes National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March
February 26, 2016
Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team Urges Screening

Fostering Hope for Cancer Survivors and Homeless Pets
March 9, 2016
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Fostering Hope program connects survivors and animals needing healing and companionship

Cancer Center to Host Annual Health Event
March 10, 2016
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Fest for Life promises cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family

Capital Area’s Top Restaurants Featured at Cancer Center’s 21st Annual Culinary Event
March 14, 2016
Celebrity Chef Cook-off returns for The Taste

LSU’s Mike VI taken to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center for radiation treatment preparation
May 28, 2016
First step in Mike’s treatment took place earlier today

Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot, diagnosed with cancer
May 23, 2016
LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with a spindle cell sarcoma, a type of cancer.

LSU’s Mike VI taken to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center for stereotactic radiotherapy
June 1, 2016
On June 1, LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, was anesthetized and taken to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center for stereotactic radiotherapy

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Experts Working to Increase Awareness
April 13, 2016
Each year, National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month is observed in April, and the Cancer Center’s Head and Neck MDC Team is using this opportunity to increase education and foster a healthier community

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center celebrates more than 40 years of Volunteer Leadership at Board Reunion
April 21, 2016
Members from each decade in attendance

Hundreds Screened During Cancer Center’s Fest for Life
April 27, 2016
Hundreds of people proactively took charge of their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s ninth annual Fest for Life

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center bringing new Gamma Knife Icon technology to Gulf South
July 26, 2016
Gulf South residents will soon have access to the most precise and versatile device available in the market to treat brain tumors.

Mary Bird Perkins Named 2016 Innovator Award Recipient for Early Detection Program
May 5, 2016
Through the Innovator Award, organizations are recognized for their forward-thinking, pioneering solutions for the effective delivery of cancer care.

Albemarle Foundation Makes Major Gift to Help Fight Cancer
August 3, 2016
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to bring cancer prevention and early detection to the workplace

Gamma Knife Icon Expert Visits Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
September 16, 2016
An international expert in the use of the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ stereotactic radiosurgery system recently visited Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to share his experience and expertise with physicians who will be utilizing

Cancer Center Offers Continuing Medical Education Opportunity
October 3, 2016
Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunity entitled “Staying Current in Cancer.”

Cancer Center Names Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award Winner
November 1, 2016
The purpose of the annual award is to recognize a Cancer Center team member who exemplifies Sister Linda Constantin’s deeply held values and beliefs

Philanthropist Art Favre Supports Breakthrough Technologies and Therapies at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
November 14, 2016
Philanthropic gift advances innovation for enhanced cancer care

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Selected to Participate in National Effort to Enhance Care for Lung Cancer Patients
December 1, 2016
The Cancer Center is one of only five facilities throughout the country selected to participate in a project with the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) to address disparities in cancer care for vulnerable populations.

Cancer Center’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Celebrates Survivorship
December 9, 2016
Ornaments created by cancer survivors reflect spirit of hope at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Girl Scouts Learn the Science of Cancer Care
December 20, 2016
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center hosts educational event for Girl Scouts seeking to earn “Get to Know Nuclear” patch

2015

Cancer Center Joins Community Tobacco-Free Campaign
January 27, 2015
Cancer Center, Mayor Holden and other local healthcare organizations launch week-long “Breathe Free” Messaging

Cancer Center Announces Survivorship Workshop
February 4, 2015
Free event to help cancer survivors move beyond cancer

Cyndi Knox Named Director of Clinical Research at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
February 13, 2015
Cyndi Knox previously served in the roles of interim director, team lead supervisor and research nurse in the clinical research department.

Jonas Fontenot, Ph.D., named Chief of Physics
February 24, 2015
Dr. Fontenot has responsibility for the overall management and oversight of the Cancer Center’s physics and dosimetry teams

Merrill Lynch Open Benefits Cancer Center
February 24, 2015
Adams Golf Pro Tour Set for April 29 – May 2 at The Bluffs Golf Resort

Cancer Center Launches New Survivorship Program
February 25, 2015
THRIVE is the Cancer Center’s new, patient-centered survivorship program

Cancer Center Urges Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, Offers Free Online Risk Assessment
February 27, 2015
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death in Louisiana

Cancer Center to Host Annual Health Event, Rededicate Early Bird
March 11, 2015
A Minority Cancer Awareness Event

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital Uniting to Provide Focused Care for Breast and GYN Cancer Patients
March 23, 2015
New system of care to be delivered through new affiliation

Celebrity Chef Cook-off Featured at Cancer Center’s Culinary Event
March 25, 2015
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel new venue for The Taste

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Experts Working to Increase Awareness
April 8, 2015
Local survivor still singing after battle with tongue cancer

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is Only Facility in State to Receive Outstanding Achievement Award
April 28, 2015
Commission on Cancer recognizes Cancer Center consecutively with prestigious award

Knowing Your Skin Can Save Your Life
April 30, 2015
Skin cancer experts working to increase education, awareness

Cancer Center Honors Memory of Thomas J. “T.J.” Moran
May 20, 2015
Businessman, volunteer and philanthropist leaves legacy for future cancer patients

Hundreds Screened During Cancer Center’s Fest for Life
May 22, 2015
Early Bird mobile screening clinic rededicated, ready to roll many more miles

Cancer Center Celebrates Survivors during National Cancer Survivor Month
May 25, 2015
June is National Cancer Survivor Month

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Recognizes Volunteers
May 26, 2015
Anna B. Lipsey 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Presented

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
June 3, 2015
New volunteer leadership has been elected to help carry out its mission

Jingya Wang, M.D. Joins Cancer Center Medical Staff
August 4, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Jingya Wang, M.D. to its medical staff.

Dr. Andrew McWhorter Invited to World Congress on Larynx Cancer
August 14, 2015
Andrew J. McWhorter, M.D., a laryngologist and expert in laryngeal cancer at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, was one of a select number of American physicians recently invited to present at the International Federation of Head an

Annual Barbershop Prostate Cancer Screening Set
September 2, 2015
Cancer Center urges early detection in highest risk groups

A New Era for Cancer Care in the Gulf South Unfolds
September 16, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center unveils renovated and expanded facility

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer Center
October 2, 2015
Create or support a Geaux Pink activity, purchase pink gear

Cancer Center Recognizes National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
October 26, 2015
Lung cancer screenings offered for those most at risk, other comprehensive resources available

Raising Cane’s Also Raising Breast Cancer Awareness
October 27, 2015
Geaux Pink with Raising Cane’s

Cancer Center Celebrates the Spirit of Volunteerism
December 4, 2015
Prestigious awards honor Jim Mcllwain, T.J. Moran and Kim and Trey Bowman

Cancer Center’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Celebrates Survivorship
December 7, 2015
Ornaments created by cancer survivors reflect spirit of hope at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

2014

Cancer Center Names New Medical Director
January 10, 2014
Dr. Charles Wood Selected

Colorectal Cancer Experts Promote Screenings, Early Detection
February 18, 2014
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The Taste
February 20, 2014
Have Fun ∙ Save Lives

Local Oncology Practice Receives QOPI Certification
February 26, 2014
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates Recognized by Largest Oncology Society in United States

Research Shows Taking Aspirin Daily May Prevent Cancer
March 10, 2014
Cancer Center expands portfolio with prevention study.

Cancer Center Hosts Free Screenings, Entertainment and Food for the Entire Family
March 18, 2014
In Recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, Honorary Chairman Mayor Kip Holden along with Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center invites community members to Fest for Life, A Minority Cancer Awareness Event.

Merrill Lynch Open Benefits Cancer Center
March 24, 2014
Adams Pro Tour Set for April 30 – May 3

The Taste 2014 Announces The Match
April 2, 2014
Fundraising Challenge Sponsored By Laurée and Jim Bob Moffett

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Experts Working to Increase Awareness
April 11, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is using the month of April to increase education about oral, head and neck cancers and foster a healthier community.

Skin Cancer Team Urges Education, Awareness
April 25, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Skin and Soft Tissue Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team (MDC Team) is urging greater awareness and education during National Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May and throughout the year.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Quit
April 28, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Offers Free Classes to Help Kick Tobacco Habit

Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
May 20, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Cancer Center’s Annual Fundraiser Raises a Delicious $160K for Local Community
May 23, 2014
Local restaurants and caterers recently banded together to help fight cancer in our community.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Recognizes Center Volunteers
May 29, 2014
Anna B. Lipsey 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award Presented

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Acquires Elekta Versa HD Radiotherapy System
June 5, 2014
Cancer Center is first facility in the region to offer pioneering cancer-fighting technology, setting the new standard for speed and precision

Cancer Center Recognized for Cancer-Fighting Messages
July 7, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has received several awards in recognition of its cancer-fighting messages.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Completes Phase One of Renovation and Expansion Project
July 10, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has opened the phase one areas of its $23 million renovation and expansion project that began last summer.

Essen Lane Closure Not to Impact Patient Travel During Regular Hours
July 16, 2014
Essen Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing south of I-10 starting Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m. until Monday, July 21 at 5 a.m.

NCI Grant Will Bring More Breakthrough Cancer Clinical Trials to Louisiana
August 7, 2014
Cancer collaborative awarded $5.6 million over five years; significant impact to be made on cancer associated health disparities

Capital Area Residents Urged to Register for Bone Marrow Donation
August 12, 2014
BR Mayor, Be the Match and Cancer Center partner for 90‐day challenge to increase bone marrow donors.

Annual Barbershop Prostate Cancer Screening Set
September 2, 2014
Cancer Center urges early detection in highest risk groups

Dr. Kate Castle Joins Cancer Center Medical Staff
September 12, 2014
New member to the radiation oncology team.

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
September 17, 2014
Community businesses, schools and organizations can help raise funds to enhance cancer care

Cancer Center Honors Rathbone Society Members
September 15, 2014
St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Michael the Archangel High School, Bill Peters Receive Prestigious Awards

Cancer Center Offers Continuing Medical Education Opportunity
September 30, 2014
Physicians and other healthcare practitioners from throughout Louisiana are invited to attend a special Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunity focusing on diagnosing cancer and other life threatening diseases.

Cancer Center Hosts Merrill Lynch Golf Tournament Launch Party
October 6, 2014
Supporters of The Merrill Lynch Open Gathered for a Successful Launch Party.

Cancer Center Employee Receives Statewide Award
October 29, 2014
Nicole Magee named LCRA Distinguished Member of the Year

Cancer Center Encourages Lung Screenings in November
October 30, 2014
During National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Center brings attention to risk factors and screenings.

Breast Cancer Survivor First to Ring New Bell at Cancer Center
October 31, 2014
Kathy Johnson was elated to be the first to ring the Cancer Center’s newly installed Celebration Bell marking her personal milestone.

Be the Match Donor Drive Exceeds Goal
November 19, 2014
BR Mayor, Cancer Center and Be the Match successfully meet 90-day challenge

Jana Poche’ Recipient of D. Jensen Holiday Memorial Award
November 20, 2014
Jana Poche’ Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award

Groundbreaking Lung Cancer Trial Launched
November 20, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Participates in National Effort to Develop Potential New Treatment for Lung Cancer

Local Fire Department Creates Unique Geaux Pink Event
December 12, 2014
Raises funds for Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Quit
December 18, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Offers Free Services to Help Kick Tobacco Habit

2013

‘The Taste’ Creates Excitement
January 22, 2013
Proceeds Benefit Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Colorectal Cancer Experts Promote Screenings, Early Detection
February 14, 2013
Colorectal Cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in Louisiana, is a disease that people are often too embarrassed to talk about.

Merrill Lynch Open Announces Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Memorial Pro-Am
February 22, 2013
Tournament honors founding member

Cancer Center Hosts Free Screenings, Entertainment and Food for the Entire Family
March 4, 2013
6th Annual Fest for Life

New Research Partnership Could Benefit Children with Brain Cancer
March 15, 2013
Bella Bowman Foundation & MBPCC team up to study effects of proton therapy on pediatric patients

Merrill Lynch Open Benefits Cancer Center
March 21, 2013
Adams Golf Pro Tour Series Set for May 1-4

Homes for a Great Cause
March 22, 2013
Level Homes Partners with Cancer Center

MBPCC Board of Directors Elects New Members
April 26, 2013
Tom J. Meek, Jr., M.D. elected as chair

Skin Cancer Risks Impact Everybody
May 2, 2013
Free Skin Screenings Offered in May

Shivers Receives Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award
May 9, 2013
National award recognizes exemplary cancer center dietitian

Mary Bird Perkins Recognizes Center Volunteers
May 14, 2013
Anna B. Lipsey 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award Presented

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and YMCA Partner for Sun Safety Education
May 20, 2013
Safe Fun Under the Sun

Fight Cancer While Eating Cake!
July 9, 2013
The Ambrosia Bakery and Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Community Partnership

Task Force Recommends Lung Cancer Screenings for High Risk Individuals
July 31, 2013
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force says lung cancer screenings with low dose CT scan can reduce cancer deaths in high risk patients

Local Barbers Encourage Prostate Cancer Screenings
August 12, 2013
Barbershops band together to help clients look good and cut prostate cancer mortality rates

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
August 28, 2013
Get Involved

African-American Men More Likely to Get Prostate Cancer
September 4, 2013
Cancer Center offers free screenings during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Flowers to Fight Cancer
September 11, 2013
Pugh’s Florist joins Geaux Pink efforts

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center begins Renovation and Expansion
September 12, 2013
Project supports comprehensive services

Cancer Center Honors Rathbone Society Members
September 18, 2013
Donna Saurage, Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Receive Presitgious Awards

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Designated as Center of Excellence for Lung Cancer Screening
October 14, 2013
Cancer Center satisfies Lung Cancer Alliance’s quality standards

GMFS Geauxs Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
October 28, 2013
Official partner of Cancer Center’s signature Geaux Pink program

Free Online Quiz Can Help Determine Lung Cancer Risk
October 29, 2013
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Center partners to increase awareness

Silverado Drive Away Raises Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
October 25, 2013
Silverado Drive Away Raises Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center

Make 2014 Your Year to Quit
November 25, 2013
Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers free classes to help kick tobacco habit

2012

Taste of the Tournament Open to Public
January 23, 2012
One of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Centers’ largest fundraisers

Cancer Program Hosts Free Screenings, Entertainment and Food for the Entire Family
February 1, 2012
In Recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

Free Screenings Offered During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March
February 7, 2012
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in La.

Mary Bird Perkins Merrill Lynch Open
February 7, 2012
May 2 – 5

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Program Gets PhD Accreditation
February 8, 2012
Program Nationally-Recognized

Mary Bird Perkins Celebrates Volunteerism
March 12, 2012
Spring Volunteer Tea Held at Lod Cook Alumni Center

New Feature at Mary Bird Perkins Taste of the Tournament
March 14, 2012
Artist’s Show-Off

The Pros Are Coming!
March 20, 2012
Only Professional Tournament in the Baton Rouge Area

Cancer Program Hosts Free Screenings, Entertainment and Food for the Entire Family
March 26, 2012
Fest for Life

Skin is In
April 19, 2012
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The Cancer Program Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
April 19, 2012
Patients Can Expect the Highest Level of Cancer Care Available

Overexposure is a Crime against Your Skin
April 30, 2012
Louisiana State Police Commander Colonel Mike Edmonson Discusses Skin Cancer Awareness

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
May 11, 2012
Leadership Elected to Help Carry Out Mission of the Center

Grant to Improve Outcomes for Childhood Cancer Survivors
May 14, 2012
Award Provides $500,000 Over Two Years

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Receives $8K Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
May 23, 2012
Will Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Taco de Paco Finds Delicious Way to Support Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
July 6, 2012
New Specialty Taco Introduced for MBPCC

National Cancer Institute Selects Cancer Program of OLOL and MBPCC for Nationwide Cancer Care Initiative
July 13, 2012
Enhancing Care for Patients

Walmart Funds Cancer Screenings in Southeast Louisiana
July 17, 2012
$50K Grant to Help Screen Thousands

The Cancer Program of Our Lady of the Lake and Mary Bird Perkins Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
August 7, 2012
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Louisiana’s First Medical Physics Residency Program Earns National Accreditation
August 24, 2012
First in State to Establish Such a Program

Mary Bird Perkins and Our Lady of the Lake Unifying Cancer Services in Baton Rouge
September 6, 2012
Creating a More Unified Experience for Patients

Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to offer Bone Marrow Registration
September 25, 2012
Beginning October 13

SurviveDAT young breast cancer survivor website launches
October 23, 2012
Targets Young Breast Cancer Survivors Between Ages 18 and 44

Cancer Center Launches Only Lung Screening Clinic in Baton Rouge
November 5, 2012
Screening Recommended for High Risk Groups

Young Professionals Learn About Raising Cancer Awareness
November 7, 2012
Guests Attend 1st “Beer & Bites” Event

Maurine LaCour Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
November 14, 2012
Volunteers More Than 50 Hours a Week

2011

Fighting Cancer in the Classroom
January 27, 2011
LSU partners with MBPCC

Free Screenings Offered During National Cancer Awareness Month
February 25, 2011
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in La.

Free Health Fair for the Whole Family
March 14, 2011
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

Cholesterol Drug May Prevent Colon Cancer
March 29, 2011
Clinical Trials

40 Years of Volunteerism Celebrated & $1 Million Gift Announced
April 3, 2011
40th Anniversary Celebration Gala

2011 Mary Bird Perkins Merrill Lynch Open
April 8, 2011
Adams Golf Pro Tour Series Set for May 4-7

Public Invited to MBP’s “Taste of the Tournament”
April 18, 2011
Festive Evening of Food, Fun & Entertainment

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
April 20, 2011
Most prevalent of all cancers can be prevented; Free screenings offered

Cancer Program Selected for Community Impact Project
May 16, 2011
Vote online for the Cancer Program

Mary Bird Perkins Merrill Lynch Open Sets New Record
May 24, 2011
More than $200,000 raised

Cancer Program Accredited with Commendation
June 7, 2011
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons Accredits Cancer Program

“Heart of a Hero” Launches at Mary Bird Perkins
August 5, 2011
Program Inspired by T.J. Moran

40,000th Person Screened During 40th Anniversary Year
August 9, 2011
Screenings offered across southeast Louisiana

The Cancer Program of Our Lady of the Lake and Mary Bird Perkins Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
August 25, 2011
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Partners with Mary Bird Perkins
October 3, 2011
Geaux Pink this Month

Mary Bird Perkins Honors Rathbone Society Members
October 7, 2011
Annual Dinner Held

Speaking Their Language
October 14, 2011
Tobacco Education

David Leader Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
December 6, 2011
Gonzales Volunteer Honored

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership Under New Leadership
December 8, 2011
Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D. Appointed

Louisiana Tumor Registry Wins National Award
December 23, 2011
First Place Data Quality Profile Award

COVINGTON

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Benefits of Home Gala tickets on sale now
August 2, 2016
An evening of food and fun to benefit Cancer Center.

2017

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

2016

Benefits of Home Gala tickets on sale now
August 2, 2016
An evening of food and fun to benefit Cancer Center.

2015

Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast, Skin Cancer Screenings
January 6, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will offer two free screenings in January for skin and breast cancer.

Cancer Center Seeks Participants for Lung Cancer Treatment Trial
January 14, 2015
Groundbreaking Lung Cancer Trial Launched

Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast, Skin Cancer Screenings
February 11, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will offer two free screenings in February for skin and breast cancer.

Cancer Center Urges Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, Offers Free Online Risk Assessment, Screenings
March 4, 2015
March is National Colorectal Cancer Month

Cancer Center Names New Administrator, Clinical Research Director, Chief of Physics
March 12, 2015
New leaders in innovation

Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast, Colorectal Cancer Screenings
April 9, 2015
Early detection helps save lives

Cancer Center Schedules Free Cancer Screenings in May
April 23, 2015
Early detection helps save lives

Cancer Center Launches Lung Cancer Screening Program with National Accreditations
June 3, 2015
Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team Recommends Screening for High-Risk Individuals

Cancer Center Receives Women’s Choice Award
June 23, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital receives Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care.

Benefits of Home Gala Tickets on Sale Now
June 25, 2015
Evening of food and fun provides vital cancer services to patients.

The Cancer Center Reaccredited by Commission on Cancer
July 8, 2015
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons Reaccredits Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Benefits of Home Gala Raises Over $150K for Cancer Center
August 27, 2015
Funds Provide Vital Cancer Services to Northshore Community

Prostate Cancer Most Frequently Diagnosed Cancer in Men
September 1, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital offers free prostate cancer screening

Recognizes National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November 4, 2015
Lung cancer screenings offered for those most at risk, other comprehensive resources available

Andrew Elson, M.D. Joins Cancer Center Medical Staff
November 23, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Andrew Elson, M.D. to its medical staff.

2014

Cancer Screenings
January 14, 2014
Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast, Skin Cancer Screenings

Chemo Beanies Receive $250K Grant
January 21, 2014
Chemo Beanies Receive $250K Grant From Chase at Cancer Center Ceremony

Cancer Center Receives $10K from Winn-Dixie
February 4, 2014
Grant to fund healthy eating program developed by Center dietitian

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
February 19, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Hospital Offers Free Cancer Screenings

Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast Cancer Screening
April 17, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will hold a free breast cancer screening

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month Cancer Center Offers Screenings
May 1, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will provide four cancer screenings in May for colorectal, skin, oral and breast cancer

24 in 24 Workout Event Benefits Cancer Center
May 21, 2014
Experience the “sport of fitness” and help fight cancer at the same time

Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast Cancer Screening
May 29, 2014
Free Breast Cancer Screening

Cancer Center Sets Wellness Workshop for Survivors
June 3, 2014
Free Community Workshop on June 14

CrossFit No Surrender Raises Over $30K for Cancer Center
June 23, 2014
Participants joined in the fight against cancer with 24 in 24 at Crossfit No Surrender, where 24 workouts were held in 24 hours

Cancer Center Gala Features Tastings, Auctions
July 9, 2014
The Benefits of Home Gala will feature offerings from local chefs, unlimited libations, live music and live auctions.

Many Cancer Survivors Attend Annual Celebration
June 13, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital hosted a picnic June 6 for cancer survivors, their family members, caregivers, supporters and healthcare professionals.

Cancer Center Schedules Free Cancer Screenings in July
July 16, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will host two cancer screenings in July for breast and skin cancer.

100% of Cancer Center RNs Earn Oncology Nursing Certification
July 17, 2014
All 12 registered nurses at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital have obtained their Oncology Nursing Certification

Cancer Center Schedules Free Colorectal, Breast, Skin Cancer Screenings
August 6, 2014
Free cancer screenings in Mandeville.

Grant to Bring More Clinical Trials for Cancer Center, Gulf South Patients
August 7, 2014
Cancer collaborative awarded $5.6 million over five years; significant impact to be made on cancer associated health disparities

Cancer Center Raffle Offers Unique Mardi Gras Experience
August 11, 2014
How would you like to roll with the Krewe of Orpheus this Carnival Season?

Cancer Center Schedules Free Screenings for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September 4, 2014
Free colorectal, prostate and skin cancer screenings offered during the month of September.

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
September 15, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is announcing the start of its Geaux Pink program.

Benefits of Home Gala Raises Nearly $200,000 for Cancer Center
September 24, 2014
Benefits of Home Gala a Success.

Cancer Center Social Worker Earns OSW Certification
October 15, 2014
Jane Freudenberger Oncology Certified

Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast Cancer Screenings
November 6, 2014
Free breast cancer screening in Bogalusa.

2013

Pillars4Life and the LIVESTRONG Foundation Partner with Center
April 1, 2013
Program to Help Patients and Caregivers Thrive in the Face of Cancer

MBPCC Board of Directors Elects New Members
April 26, 2013
Tom J. Meek, Jr., M.D. elected as chair

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital to Host Breast Cancer Forum
May 13, 2013
To Be Held Saturday, June 1

More Free Cancer Screenings for St. Tammany and Washington Residents
June 26, 2013
New Mobile Medical Clinic Dedication

Benefits of Home Gala Poised to Break Record
July 15, 2013
Cancer Center fundraiser open to community

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
August 28, 2013
Get Involved

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Welcomes Carrie Marquette, M.D.
September 4, 2013
Dr. Marquette joins medical staff

Minority Men More Likely to Get Prostate Cancer
September 4, 2013
Cancer Center offers free prostate cancer screenings during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

October is Geaux Pink Month at Don’s Seafood
October 4, 2013
Don’s Seafood joins the fight against cancer

Covington Mayor to Proclaim October “Geaux Pink Month”
October 4, 2013
Mayor Mike Cooper will visit MBPCC at St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Robert Leonhard Jr. Named Cancer Center Administrator for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital
November 13, 2013
New director has more than 20 years experience

St. Tammany Public School Students Raise Record Amount for Fight Against Cancer
December 9, 2013
Nearly $25K Presented to Cancer Center from October Geaux Pink Events

2012

The Cancer Program of Mary Bird Perkins and St. Tammany Parish Hospital to Hold Free Breast Cancer Screening
February 7, 2012
Feb. 10

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Program Gets PhD Accreditation
February 8, 2012
Program Nationally-Recognized

Vote for The Cancer Program of Mary Bird Perkins and St. Tammany Parish Hospital
March 9, 2012
Pillars4Life Program

Mary Bird Perkins Celebrates Volunteerism
March 12, 2012
Spring Volunteer Tea Held at Lod Cook Alumni Center

Tour de Lis Awards $25K Grant to Cancer Program of Mary Bird Perkins and St. Tammany Parish Hospital
March 19, 2012
Grant Will Provide 11 Free Cancer Screening Events

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
May 11, 2012
Leadership Elected to Help Carry Out Mission of the Center

Grant to Improve Outcomes for Childhood Cancer Survivors
May 14, 2012
Award Provides $500,000 Over Two Years

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Receives $8K Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
May 23, 2012
Will Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Named LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project Finalist and Award Recipient
May 25, 2012
Pillars4Life Program

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hosts Open House
June 28, 2012
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tours Held

Walmart Funds Cancer Screenings in Southeast Louisiana
July 17, 2012
$50K Grant to Help Screen Thousands

Louisiana’s First Medical Physics Residency Program Earns National Accreditation
August 24, 2012
First in State to Establish Such a Program

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Offering Free Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group
October 17, 2012
Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Maurine LaCour Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
November 14, 2012
Volunteers More Than 50 Hours a Week

2011

40,000th Person Screened During 40th Anniversary Year
August 9, 2011
Screenings offered across southeast Louisiana

The Cancer Program of Mary Bird Perkins and St. Tammany Parish Hospital to Hold Free Prostate Cancer Screening
August 18, 2011
Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Mary Bird Perkins Honors Rathbone Society Members
October 7, 2011
Annual Dinner Held

David Leader Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
December 6, 2011
Gonzales Volunteer Honored

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership Under New Leadership
December 8, 2011
Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D. Appointed

GONZALES

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

Capital Region to be Home to Newest, Most Advanced Proton Therapy Center in the Gulf South
May 10, 2017
Issued by Baton Rouge Health District
Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

2017

Ascension Parish Cancer Patients to Benefit from Community Generosity
February 3, 2017
$160,000 raised to support local cancer care and flood relief

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Capital Region to be Home to Newest, Most Advanced Proton Therapy Center in the Gulf South
May 10, 2017
Issued by Baton Rouge Health District
Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

2016

Inaugural Gala to Benefit Local Cancer Patients
January 26, 2016
More than $125,000 raised to help take the fight forward at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

2015

Cancer Center Urges Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, Offers Free Online Risk Assessment
March 2, 2015
Are you at risk for colorectal cancer?

Cancer Center Names New Director
April 13, 2015
Tiffany Shelton named Director of Radiation Therapy

Cancer Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital Partner to Offer Free Skin Screening
May 7, 2015
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Most Frequently Diagnosed Cancer in Louisiana Men
September 2, 2015
Cancer Center uses education, free screenings and latest technology to fight back

Cancer Center to Provide Next-Generation Care to Ascension Parish
October 2, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Expands its Leading-edge Radiation Treatment

Nationally Recognized Lung Cancer Screenings Available in Ascension Parish
October 26, 2015
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

2014

Cancer Center Names New Medical Director
January 10, 2014
Dr. Charles Wood Selected

Prostate Cancer Most Frequently Diagnosed Cancer in Men
September 2, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St Elizabeth Hospital offer free prostate cancer screening

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
September 15, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is announcing the start of its Geaux Pink program aimed.

Gonzales Mayor Proclaims October Geaux Pink Month
September 24, 2014
Urges citizens to hold pink events to help raise awareness, funds for local cancer fight

Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available in Gonzales
November 13, 2014
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

2013

New Research Partnership Could Benefit Children with Brain Cancer
March 15, 2013
Bella Bowman Foundation & MBPCC team up to study effects of proton therapy on pediatric patients

MBPCC Board of Directors Elects New Members
April 26, 2013
Tom J. Meek, Jr., M.D. elected as chair

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 6, 2013
MBPCC, St. Elizabeth Hospital Partner to Offer Free Screening

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
August 28, 2013
Get Involved

Minority Men More Likely to Get Prostate Cancer
September 4, 2013
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St Elizabeth Hospital offer free prostate cancer screening

Gonzales Mayor Proclaims October as Geaux Pink Month
September 30, 2013
Urges citizens to hold pink events to help raise awareness, funds for local cancer fight

Startling Statistics Encourage Women to Get Screened
October 4, 2013
Cancer Center offers free breast cancer screening during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New Director Named in Gonzales
November 6, 2013
Michelle Hyatt joins the Cancer Center team

2012

Gonzales Garden Club Donates Tree to Hometown Cancer Center
January 23, 2012
In honor of National Arbor Day

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Program Gets PhD Accreditation
February 8, 2012
Program Nationally-Recognized

Mary Bird Perkins Celebrates Volunteerism
March 12, 2012
Spring Volunteer Tea Held at Lod Cook Alumni Center

MBPCC, St. Elizabeth Hospital Partner to Offer Free Screening
April 19, 2012
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
May 11, 2012
Leadership Elected to Help Carry Out Mission of the Center

Grant to Improve Outcomes for Childhood Cancer Survivors
May 14, 2012
Award Provides $500,000 Over Two Years

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Receives $8K Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
May 23, 2012
Will Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Walmart Funds Cancer Screenings in Southeast Louisiana
July 17, 2012
$50K Grant to Help Screen Thousands

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital Offer Free Prostate Screening
August 8, 2012
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Louisiana’s First Medical Physics Residency Program Earns National Accreditation
August 24, 2012
First in State to Establish Such a Program

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Breast Cancer in Gonzales
October 4, 2012
Individuals, Schools, Businesses and Sports Teams Invited to Participate

Maurine LaCour Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
November 14, 2012
Volunteers More Than 50 Hours a Week

2011

Screening Offered for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1, 2011
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in La.

Mary Bird Perkins Elects New Board of Directors
May 12, 2011
Donna M. Saurage elected chair

“Heart of a Hero” Launches at Mary Bird Perkins
August 5, 2011
Program Inspired by T.J. Moran

40,000th Person Screened During 40th Anniversary Year
August 9, 2011
Screenings offered across southeast Louisiana

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital Offer Free Prostate Screening
August 16, 2011
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Bird Perkins Honors Rathbone Society Members
October 7, 2011
Annual Dinner Held

David Leader Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
December 6, 2011
Gonzales Volunteer Honored

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership Under New Leadership
December 8, 2011
Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D. Appointed

Louisiana Tumor Registry Wins National Award
December 23, 2011
First Place Data Quality Profile Award

HAMMOND

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

Capital Region to be Home to Newest, Most Advanced Proton Therapy Center in the Gulf South
May 10, 2017
Issued by Baton Rouge Health District
Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

2017

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Capital Region to be Home to Newest, Most Advanced Proton Therapy Center in the Gulf South
May 10, 2017
Issued by Baton Rouge Health District
Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

2015

Cancer Center Urges Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, Offers Free Online Risk Assessment
March 2, 2015
Are you at risk for colorectal cancer?

Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Screening
May 1, 2015
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Minority Men More Likely to Get Prostate Cancer
August 26, 2015
Cancer Center offers free prostate cancer screening during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Andrew Elson, M.D. Joins Cancer Center Medical Staff
November 23, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Andrew Elson, M.D. to its medical staff.

2014

Prostate Cancer Most Frequently Diagnosed Cancer in Men
September 3, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center offers free prostate cancer screening

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
September 15, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is announcing the start of its Geaux Pink program.

Tangipahoa Officials Proclaim October Geaux Pink Month
September 24, 2014
Citizens urged to hold pink events to help raise awareness, funds for local cancer fight

2013

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 6, 2013
MBPCC to Hold a Free Skin Screening in Hammond

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
August 28, 2013
Get Involved

Minority Men More Likely to Get Prostate Cancer
September 4, 2013
Cancer Center offers free prostate cancer screening during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Event Showcases Building Modernization, New Technology
September 20, 2013
Center has served Tangipahoa since 1988

Hammond Mayor Proclaims October as Geaux Pink Month
September 25, 2013
Urges citizens to hold pink events to help raise awareness, funds for local cancer fight

2012

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Program Gets PhD Accreditation
February 8, 2012
Program Nationally-Recognized

Mary Bird Perkins Celebrates Volunteerism
March 12, 2012
Spring Volunteer Tea Held at Lod Cook Alumni Center

MBPCC Holding Free Hammond Screening
April 19, 2012
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
May 11, 2012
Leadership Elected to Help Carry Out Mission of the Center

Grant to Improve Outcomes for Childhood Cancer Survivors
May 14, 2012
Award Provides $500,000 Over Two Years

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Receives $8K Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
May 23, 2012
Will Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Walmart Funds Cancer Screenings in Southeast Louisiana
July 17, 2012
$50K Grant to Help Screen Thousands

Louisiana’s First Medical Physics Residency Program Earns National Accreditation
August 24, 2012
First in State to Establish Such a Program

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Breast Cancer in Hammond
October 4, 2012
Individuals, Schools, Businesses and Sports Teams Invited to Participate

Maurine LaCour Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
November 14, 2012
Volunteers More Than 50 Hours a Week

Mary Bird Perkins Expands its Leading-edge Radiation Treatment
December 18, 2012
Tangipahoa Residents Have access to the Latest Technology

2011

Hammond Center to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening
April 28, 2011
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Bird Perkins Elects New Board of Directors
May 12, 2011
Donna M. Saurage elected chair

Hammond Center Celebrates 23rd Birthday
May 23, 2011
More than two decades of treating patients

Hammond Center Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day
June 16, 2011
Indoor picnic held

“Heart of a Hero” Launches at Mary Bird Perkins
August 5, 2011
Program Inspired by T.J. Moran

40,000th Person Screened During 40th Anniversary Year
August 9, 2011
Screenings offered across southeast Louisiana

Mary Bird Perkins Honors Rathbone Society Members
October 7, 2011
Annual Dinner Held

David Leader Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
December 6, 2011
Gonzales Volunteer Honored

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership Under New Leadership
December 8, 2011
Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D. Appointed

Louisiana Tumor Registry Wins National Award
December 23, 2011
First Place Data Quality Profile Award

HOUMA

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Dr. Genevieve Maronge Joins TGMC Oncology Team
August 11, 2016
Dr. Maronge joins the Medical Oncology team with Dr. Gamble, Dr. Khan, and Dr. McGaw, at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC in the fight against cancer.

2017

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation
May 9, 2017
The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations.

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award For Innovation In Fundraising
May 23, 2017
Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity

2016

Cannata’s Hosts ‘King Cakes for a Cause’ to Support Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
January 6, 2016
Gooey Butter Snickerdoodle King Cake sales benefit the Cancer Center

Dr. Genevieve Maronge Joins TGMC Oncology Team
August 11, 2016
Dr. Maronge joins the Medical Oncology team with Dr. Gamble, Dr. Khan, and Dr. McGaw, at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC in the fight against cancer.

2015

Cannata’s ‘King Cakes for a Cause’ to Raise Funds for Cancer Center
January 21, 2015
All proceeds raised will stay in the area to help provide free cancer screenings and patient care.

Candlewood Suites Partners with Cancer Center
February 9, 2015
Working together to fight cancer in the local community

5th Annual Fakier Open Benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
March 2, 2015
Will be held April 20 – 25 at Ellendale Country Club

New Clinical Research Director and Chief of Physics
March 16, 2015
New leaders in innovation

The Foundation for TGMC and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Participating in Give NOLA Day
May 1, 2015
GiveNOLA day is May 5

Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Screenings
May 11, 2015
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team Recommends Screening for High-Risk Individuals
June 3, 2015
New Lung Cancer Screening Program

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Receives Prestigious Oncology Award
August 11, 2015
QOPI Award

Tickets Now on Sale for Fun-Filled Ladies Night Out
August 11, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Fundraising Event September 18, 2015

Cancer Center Fundraising Gala Sets New Record
September 30, 2015
Ladies Night Out Raises More than $114,000 for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer Center
October 2, 2015
Create or support a Geaux Pink activity, purchase pink gear

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Offers Free Prostate Screenings
September 1, 2015
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
November 4, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Named 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs
November 4, 2015
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” for 2015.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Recognizes National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November 11, 2015
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Hosts Holiday Tree for Life Ceremony
November 11, 2015
Tree for Life

2014

Fakier Open
January 21, 2014
4th Annual Fakier Open Benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Coming in April

Fakier Open Benefitting MBPCC at TGMC Cancer Center Announces New Raffle
February 28, 2014
Win a Rolex Submariner and trip for two to New York City

Geaux Free Can Help You Become Tobacco Free
March 3, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Offers Free Classes to help Kick the Tobacco Habit

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 5, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Offers Free Cancer Screenings

Support Group Hosts Fundraiser for Cancer Center
May 1, 2014
Members of Nosotros Raise $2000

Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Screenings
May 1, 2014
Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Screenings

Local Author and Cancer Survivor Raises $10K for Cancer Center
June 4, 2014
Author donates $10,000 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.

NCI Grant Will Bring More Breakthrough Cancer Clinical Trials to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
August 7, 2014
Cancer collaborative awarded $5.6 million over five years; significant impact to be made on cancer associated health disparities

Melanie Rasmusson Named Director of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
August 14, 2014
Melanie Rasmusson is responsible for the further development and coordination of the comprehensive, award-winning cancer center program.

Patient-Friendly Treatment Available for Prostate Cancer
September 5, 2014
Cancer Center offers free prostate cancer screenings during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
September 15, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is announcing the start of its Geaux Pink program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Hosts Holiday Tree for Life Ceremony
November 5, 2014
Family, friends and supporters of cancer survivors invited to remember or honor loved ones.

Terrebonne General Medical Center Welcomes Naveed Khan, M.D. to the Active Medical Staff
November 18, 2014
Dr. Khan looks forward to joining Dr. Robert Gamble and Dr. Harry McGaw and the entire staff at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.

Cancer Fundraising Gala Moves to September
December 16, 2014
2015 Ladies Night Out same fun-filled evening

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Quit
December 29, 2014
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC offers free services to help kick tobacco habit

2013

‘King Cakes for a Cause’ to raise funds for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
January 22, 2013
Cannata’s Family Market is supporting the fight against cancer

Jeffrey Long, M.D. appointed to medical director
January 10, 2013
Dr. Long joined the medical staff of MBPCC at TGMC in 2009

Patient Navigator Earns Oncology Certified Nurse Designation
February 18, 2013
Julia Light, RN recently passed the Oncology Certified Nurse Examination

St. Francis de Sales students make donation to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
February 19, 2013
The school recently presented a $3,000 donation

MBPCC Board of Directors Elects New Members
April 26, 2013
Tom J. Meek, Jr., M.D. elected as chair

2013 Fakiér Open Raises More than $45K
April 29, 2013
Proceeds will benefit the local fight against cancer

Nicholls to host Geaux Pink softball game Saturday
May 1, 2013
May 4 at the Colonel Softball Complex

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 7, 2013
MBPCC at TGMC to Offer Free Screenings

More Free Cancer Screenings for Bayou Region Residents
July 18, 2013
New Mobile Medical Clinic Dedication

Geaux Pink Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Local Cancer Center
August 28, 2013
Get Involved

Minority Men More Likely to Get Prostate Cancer
September 4, 2013
Cancer Center offers free prostate cancer screenings during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Donation to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, Ladies Night Out (LNO) Make Breast Cancer Screening Possible
November 1, 2013
Haydel Sisters and Mother Raise Awareness and Funds

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Hosts Holiday Tree for Life Ceremony
November 6, 2013
Honor a Loved One

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Celebrates Holidays at Tree for Life Ceremony
December 12, 2013
Participants Honored Those Affected by Cancer

2012

Mary Bird Perkins at TGMC Open Returns to Houma in April
February 2, 2012
April 2 – 7

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Program Gets PhD Accreditation
February 8, 2012
Program Nationally-Recognized

Mary Bird Perkins Celebrates Volunteerism
March 12, 2012
Spring Volunteer Tea Held at Lod Cook Alumni Center

Fakiér Jewelers Joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC as Title Sponsor for Upcoming Golf Tournament
March 15, 2012
April 2 – 7

Haydel Family Raises $12,000 for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
April 3, 2012
Check Presented at Ladies Night Out

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
May 11, 2012
Leadership Elected to Help Carry Out Mission of the Center

Grant to Improve Outcomes for Childhood Cancer Survivors
May 14, 2012
Award Provides $500,000 Over Two Years

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Receives $8K Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
May 23, 2012
Will Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Vandebilt Catholic High School Key Club Makes Donation to MBPCC at TGMC
May 25, 2012
Will Help Fight Cancer in the Bayou Region

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Hosts Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon
June 8, 2012
In celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Accredited by the Commission on Cancer
June 19, 2012
Center Granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer

Walmart Funds Cancer Screenings in Southeast Louisiana
July 17, 2012
$50K Grant to Help Screen Thousands

Louisiana’s First Medical Physics Residency Program Earns National Accreditation
August 24, 2012
First in State to Establish Such a Program

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Launches Geaux Pink Program to Fight Breast Cancer
September 26, 2012
Individuals, Schools, Businesses and Sports Teams Invited to Participate

Foundation grants $2 million for mobile cancer clinic
October 4, 2012
Will Benefit Terrebonne, LaFourche, St. Mary and St. Tammany Parishes

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC announces 2013 Fakiér Open
October 23, 2012
April 2 – 6, 2013

Maurine LaCour Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
November 14, 2012
Volunteers More Than 50 Hours a Week

2011

Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings offered at MBP at TGMC
March 9, 2011
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in La.

Adams Pro Golf Tour Returns to Houma in September
June 20, 2011
2011 Mary Bird Perkins at TGMC Open

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Celebrates Three Years
July 29, 2011
Part of 40-year MBPCC Celebration

40,000th Person Screened During 40th Anniversary Year
August 9, 2011
Screenings offered across southeast Louisiana

Mary Bird Perkins Honors Rathbone Society Members
October 7, 2011
Annual Dinner Held

New Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Opens
October 12, 2011
Important Milestone in Partnership

David Leader Recipient of D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award
December 6, 2011
Gonzales Volunteer Honored

Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership Under New Leadership
December 8, 2011
Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D. Appointed

Executive Spotlight Q&A: Dr. Jonas Fontenot, Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
June 19, 2017

Dr. Jonas Fontenot, chief of physics and chief operating officer at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, opened up about his position, bringing Gamma Knife Icon to Baton Rouge, orchestrating Mike the Tiger’s care and his future goals and aspirations.

Patient Describes Life with Trigeminal Neuralgia
June 4, 2017

Ana Kristof suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a debilitating condition that can make even the lightest tough cause extreme pain. Having exhausted many other treatment options with no relief, she turned to Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to undergo Gamma Knife Icon treatment. Now, she is able to once again do the things she loves without fear of a flare up.

Cancer Center’s The Taste Fundraiser Generates More Than $350,000
May 29, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s fundraiser, The Taste, raised over $350,000 for cancer care in the Bayou Region. This 80’s themed event offered cuisine from Baton Rouge’s top restaurants, a “totally rad” 80s cover band and many different ways to give back to a great cause.

Fest for Life Celebrates 10 years of Services and Record Screenings at Annual Event
May 17,2017

Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s 10th annual Fest for Life provided cancer and other medical screenings to members of the community. Since its start, Fest for Life has provided over 5,000 screenings and continues to spread awareness of the importance of early cancer detection.

Provident Plans $85 Million Proton Therapy Center in Baton Rouge
May 10, 2017

The Louisiana ProtonCare Center, a proton radiation cancer treatment center, will soon be built in Baton Rouge by Provident ProtonCare and is projected to open near the end of 2019. The center will give access to proton radiation therapy to certain patients where this treatment is an option.

Ascension Parish Cancer Patients to Benefit from Community Generosity
March 29, 2017

Ascension Parish community members helped take the fight against cancer forward by hosting the second annual Gonzales Gala, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. The $160,000 raised benefits local patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, as well as advance local flood relief efforts.

Vaccination can Help Prevent Cancer
March 15, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center recently joined NCI cancer centers throughout the country in recommending the HPV vaccination for children. Dr. Dan Nuss and Dr. Shaun Kemmerly recently penned a letter to the editor of the Advocate to share the benefits of this vaccine.

Cancer Patient Uses Chewbacca Mask to Heal with ‘The Force’
February 13, 2017

Joey Boudreau, a patient at Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center receiving Gamma Knife Icon treatment, enlisted the help from hospital staff to play a prank on his doctor. After learning Dr. Charles Wood was a big fan of Star Wars, Boudreau had the mask used for his radiation treatment switched out with a Chewbacca mask, to surprise his doctor and bring a smile to the hospital staff.

Immunology takes new approach to beating cancer
February 5, 2017

The Cancer Center offers immunotherapy, an emerging way of treating cancer that harnesses an individual’s own immune system to recognize, control and potentially cure cancers. The Advocate interviewed Dr. Vince Cataldo and his patient Wanda Poche about the difference this treatment can make in cancer care.

Healthline: Immunotherapy
December 23, 2016

WAFB talked to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center physician, Dr. Vince Cataldo, about the future of cancer care. The secret to fighting cancer could be hiding inside our own bodies. Immunotherapy has changed the way doctors approach some hard-to-treat forms of the disease.

Power of Pink
October 3, 2016

The Cancer Center was featured in several stories related to breast cancer in the Advocate’s annual Power of Pink section, including topics on survivorship, early detection, Gamma Knife Icon and breast density.

Partnership for Life
September 6, 2016

LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center have an ongoing partnership that benefits not only both institutions, their students, and their staff but also the citizens of Louisiana – particularly those in the south and central parts of the state. This partnership is providing students with unique training opportunities, researchers with facilities and resources that are hard to find, and most important, patients with the latest innovations and techniques for improved outcomes in their cancer treatment.

A Multidisciplinary Response to Increases in Liver Cancer Incidence and Death
July 14, 2016

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s new Hepatobiliary Multidisciplinary Care Team is helping to address the increases in liver cancer incidence and mortality. The team includes physician specialists such as radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists as well as other cancer experts such as patient navigators, clinical trial nurses, dietitians and more.

3-D Printing Used to Better Target Cancerous Tumors
January 24, 2016

Cutting edge 3-D printing technology is helping Baton Rouge scientists and doctors make radiation treatments for cancer even safer. Physicists working jointly with LSU and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are designing andthen printing three-dimensional plastic aides for individual cancer patients.

Louisianians of the Year
January 4, 2016

Linda Lee, Cancer Center administrator, was selected as a Louisianan of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine. Linda is one of only eight people selected from throughout the state for this honor, which recognizes individuals who are making a difference through various fields, including healthcare.

Louisiana Med Featuring Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
December 9, 2015

Baton Rouge is home to the state’s largest and most comprehensive cancer center, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.

A New Era for Cancer Care
November 2015

The newly renovated Cancer Center provides the most patient-focused, innovative and compassionate care.

Cancer Center Receives Achievement Award from COC
October 30, 2015

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently recognized the Cancer Center as the only Louisiana cancer center to receive the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeon’s 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Designed with Patients in Mind (Business Report)
September 30, 2015

The newly renovated and expanded Cancer Center was designed with the patient in mind.

The Harmony of Healing Art (Inregister)
September 2015

The Healing Arts program artwork displayed throughout the Cancer Center was created by regional artists and is designed to present beauty for patients and other guests visiting the Cancer Center.

Healing Arts: Big part of new Cancer Center
September 11, 2015

The elements of the Cancer Center’s Healing Arts program provide relief from the anxiety and pain of illness, offering hope to our courageous patients and their loved ones. The artwork displayed throughout the Cancer Center was created by regional artists and is designed to present beauty for patients and guests visiting the Cancer Center.

Renovation and Expansion (The Advocate)
September 13, 2015

The newly renovated Cancer Center provides the most patient-focused, innovative and compassionate care.

Geaux Free Tobacco Cessation Program
June 10, 2015

Our Geaux Free Tobacco Cessation program is free to the community and began on June 10. Graham Ulkins from WAFB recently interviewed the Cancer Center’s tobacco cessation specialist Chrishelle Stripe about Geaux Free. Watch the interview and learn more about why this program works.

Exposure Ups Risk of Skin Cancer
May 20, 2015

May is National Skin Cancer Month and prevention and early detection are key to beating the disease. The Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team at the Cancer Center is working to increase awareness during May and throughout the year.

T.J. Moran Passes Away at 84
May 19, 2015

Cancer survivor and longtime Cancer Center supporter T.J. Moran will be remembered for his business savy and generosity.

Breathe Hold Technique Enhances Radiation Therapy 
May 2015

An innovative procedure at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has turned taking a deep breath into a technique that lowers long-term complications for cancer patients.

Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge: National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 1, 2015

Knowing your skin can save your life. The good news is that most skin cancers are curable in their early stages. This is why the Cancer Center’s MDC Team is urging greater awareness and education during National Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May and throughout the year.

Commission on Cancer Award
May 1, 2015

Healthcare Journal of BR eNews and Nola.com report on Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center receiving the 2014 Outstanding Acheivement Award by the Commission on Cancer. The Cancer Center is Louisiana’s only facility to receive this award.

National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
April 17, 2015

The Cancer Center’s Head and Neck MDC Team uses the opportunity to increase awareness about early detection of these potentially fatal diseases.

The Taste on Talk 107.3
April 11, 2015

Kaitlyn Guerin and Ethan Bush from the Cancer Center talk about The Taste fundraiser on The Talk 107.3’s Bite & Booze show.

The Taste Will Feature a Celebrity Chef Cook-Off
April 8, 2015

Three chefs — John Folse of Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans, Gino Sclafani of Ruffino’s Italian Restaurant in Baton Rouge, and Cody Carroll of Hot Tails Restaurant in New Roads and the new seafood restaurant Sac-a-Lait, in New Orleans — will each team with a Cancer Center supporter to prepare a dish using a secret ingredient within 30 minutes.

Breathe Hold Technique for Safer Radiation Treatment
April 3, 2015

The Cancer Center is now offering an innovative technique for delivering even safer treatments to many breast cancer patients. It incorporates a breath hold technique based on research aimed at improving radiation therapy treatment for women with left-sided breast cancer, as well as for patients with a variety of other cancers.

New System of Care to Be Delivered Through New Affilation
March 23, 2015

The Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital are teaming up to establish a new system of care! Read more about this partnership by visiting: Nola.comThe AdvocateDaily Report or Bayou Buzz.

Dr. Kelly Finan Q&A for the Be Seen, Get Screened
March 17, 2015

Colorectal surgeon and member of the Cancer Center’s Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team, Dr. Kelly Finan answered questions about colorectal cancer and screening and the Get Your Rear Gear 5K Run/Walk coming up on April 18.

The Advocate covers Colon Club’s Colondar on raising awareness of colorectal cancer
March 15, 2015

Created by The Colon Club, an organization that seeks to spread awareness of the disease, the Coloandar magazine focuses on people younger than 50, who receive just 10 percent of new color cancer diagnoses.

Q&A blog post for Be Seen, Get Screened
March 6, 2015

Barkley Booker, a Stage III colon cancer survivor was declared cancer-free just a few months ago! Now that she is cancer-free, she is more than ready to share her personal experiences, obstacles and advice for people with colon cancer.

THRIVE Aids Cancer Survivor in Battle
March 4, 2015

THRIVE, the Cancer Center’s new survivorship program, is featured on the front page of The Southside Advocate today.

WBRZ reports on Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at the Center
March 2, 2015

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month. Dr. Barfield and Johnnay Benjamin discuss colorectal cancer and ways Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center can help. For more information about colorectal cancer, the symptoms associated with it or where you can receive a free kit, visit: mbpolol.org/colon.

How to geaux smoke-free (The Advocate)
February 25, 2015

The Geaux Free tobacco cessation programs gives those who are trying to quit smoking the support they need. Chrishelle Stipe, tobacco cessation coordinator with the Cancer Center, shares about the program and the benefits it provides. To read more about the program, visit: mbpolol.org/geauxfree.

WAFB reports on the Cancer Center’s new patient-centered survivorship program
February 13, 2015

THRIVE, the new survivorship program at the Center provides cancer survivors with treatments that support patients from the moment of diagnosis. Medication does not have to be the only treatment option for cancer survivors.

Tobacco-free awareness campaign “Breathe Free Baton Rouge” is announced
January 28, 2015

Dr. Brad Vincent spoke on behalf of the Cancer Center at the Breathe Free press conference about the dangers of smoking and available resources to kick the habit.

Dr. Barfield on the importance of regular colorectal cancer screenings (Be Seen, Get Screened)
January 15, 2015

Dr. Barfield recently participated in an interview for the “Be Seen, Get Screened” colorectal cancer awareness website.

WAFB reports on the Smoking Cessation Trust (WAFB)
January 7, 2015

Learn more about how to enroll and take part in the campaign to help end your smoking habit.

WBRZ interviews Renea Duffin on the Geaux Free Tobacco Cessation Program (WBRZ)
January 7, 2015

Renea Duffin, vice president of cancer support and outreach, joined WBRZ to talk about the Geaux Free Tobacco Cessation Program and the importance of quitting smoking.

WAFB interviews Dr. Kelly Finan on colorectal cancer
December 30, 2014

Dr. Kelly Finan and a young colorectal cancer survivor were interviewed for WAFB’s Healthline segment about a JAMA report that showed increased numbers of those under 50 being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The story aired Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 10 p.m.

MBP-OLOL Cancer Center helping others quit (Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge)
December 19, 2014

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers Geaux Free, a free tobacco cessation counseling program to help people break the nicotine addiction.

Groundbreaking lung cancer trial launched (Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge)
November 21, 2014

Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is now offering patients the opportunity to be part of an unprecedented clinical trial designed to help develop new treatments for an advanced form of lung cancer.

Be The Match donor drive exceeds goal (Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge)
November 21, 2014

More than 300 new donors were added to the national bone marrow registry as part of the 90-Day Donor Challenge, coordinated by Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Be the Match.

Shining a light for lung cancer, most diagnosed cancer in LA (NBC 33)
November 20, 2014

Wednesday, Cancer Services teamed up with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Alliance to celebrate life. It was part of their “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” vigil.

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