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Cancer Center Celebrates Spirit of Volunteerism
December 13, 2018
Prestigious awards honor the Lane family, Jerry T. Goss and Sheila Moore, MD

Cancer Survivors Celebrate with Tree Lighting Ceremonies
December 6, 2018
Ornaments created by cancer survivors reflect spirit of hope at
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion

Infusion Services Available for Zachary-Area Cancer Patients
November 19, 2018
Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center begin infusion services

2018

Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services
January 19, 2018
Cancer Services, with no changes or interruptions in client services, is now merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Cancer Survivors Artwork to be Displayed at Songwriter’s Festival
March 21, 2018
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center hosts art event for cancer survivors and family members.

Cancer Center’s Annual Fest for Life Event Rescheduled for May 5
April 19, 2018
Due to severe weather conditions, Fest for Life has been rescheduled.

Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
April 25, 2018
Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care

Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Open Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion
April 30, 2018
One of the few facilities in Louisiana and the nation focused solely on breast and gynecologic cancer care.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
May 18, 2018
Jean Wilcox named 2018 Anna B. Lipsey Volunteer Service Award Recipient.

Yoga Event to Raise Funds for Local Cancer Patient Care. 
May 23, 2018
Annual Yoga on the Lawn event promises fun, exercise and relaxation.

Local Physicians Are Ready to Rock All Night Long for Skin Cancer Awareness.
June 18, 2018
Inaugural Rock for Sports Concert raises funds for skin cancer patient treatment early detection and awareness.

New Trial Compares 3D and 2D Mammography and Could Impact Breast Screenings for Future Generations
June 19, 2018
TMIST is one of many clinical trials available through Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s partnership.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Announces New Vice President of Cancer Service Line
July 19, 2018
Linda Lee has been promoted to vice president, cancer service line, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.

New Breast & GYN Cancer Call Line Guides Women to Care
July 23, 2018
CancerAnswer Call Line connects patients and caregivers with information and resources

Mary Bird Perkins and Cancer Services Debut Joint Event to Transform Cancer Care
July 25, 2018
Funds raised from 20s-themed party to help area cancer patients, caregivers

Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Partner on Medical Oncology Services
August 27, 2018
The new partnership provides enhanced care to Zachary-area patients requiring medical oncology services.

Gatsby-Themed Event Makes History by Raising More Than $475,000 to Benefit Local Cancer Patients
September 20, 2018
Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Cancer Services’ First Joint Event a Success

Cancer Center Seeks Participants for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Trial
September 27, 2018
Clinical trial available for people recently diagnosed with stage IV metastatic pancreatic cancer

Golf Tournament Honors Hillar Moore’s Legacy, Supports Cancer Care
October 4, 2018
Event raises $100 thousand to benefit patients at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Hair Dressers Trade Scissors For Early Detection Skin Cancer Training
October 5, 2018
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Brings Spot It program to local Baton Rouge hair dressers.

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Cancer Center Names Winner of Sister Linda Constantin Award for Courage and Compassion
November 15, 2018
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has named Jeanette Moore, RN, BSN, OCN, an infusion nurse, as winner of the 2018 Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Infusion Services Available for Zachary-Area Cancer Patients
November 19, 2018
Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center begin infusion services

Cancer Survivors Celebrate with Tree Lighting Ceremonies
December 6, 2018
Ornaments created by cancer survivors reflect spirit of hope at
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion

Cancer Center Celebrates Spirit of Volunteerism
December 13, 2018
Prestigious awards honor the Lane family, Jerry T. Goss and Sheila Moore, MD

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

Cancer Center’s 10th Annual Fest For Life Achieves Milestones
May 11, 2017
Ten years and more than 5,000 people screened

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

Cancer Center Hosts Annual Survivorship Luncheon
July 11, 2017
Focus on cultivating inner peace and greater joy

National Accreditation From Commission on Cancer
July 19, 2017
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Women with Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Gain a Powerful Ally
September 27, 2017
Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Move Forward on Partnership

Pouring for a Cure
October 5, 2017
Pink concrete mixer truck wheels around town and kicks off Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Geaux Pink campaign

Cancer Center Offers New Spacing Device to Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
October 10, 2017
Prostate cancer patients receiving radiation treatment can now have a more effective, comfortable experience

Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
October 12, 2017
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Medical Physics Residency Program Receives Reaccreditation
October 24, 2017
Commission on Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has granted full reaccreditation to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency Program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Names Dana Neucere Chief Financial Officer
October 26, 2017

Cancer Center Names Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award Winners
November 7, 2017
Suzanne Hotard, RN, BSN, OCN, survivorship navigator, and Sherika Lewis, a certified pharmacy technician, named the 2017 Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award winners.

Cancer Center Celebrates Spirit of Volunteerism
December 20, 2017
Prestigious awards honor J.H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr., Blanchard E. Sanchez, Jr. and Ashley Walker Ferguson

Cancer Center’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Celebrates Survivorship
December 20, 2017
Ornaments created by cancer survivors reflect spirit of hope at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

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 Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington and Ben Blanchard Foundation Present Successful Live Well Northshore Event
September 21, 2018
Northshore residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere.

2018

Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services
January 19, 2018
Cancer Services, with no changes or interruptions in client services, is now merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation Presents $100,000 Gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington
April 24, 2018
Funds to enhance early detection and patient assistance programs in Northshore region

Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
April 25, 2018
Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington Launches Free Community Health Event
August 8, 2018
Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation funds free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family

Hilaire & Ethel Lanaux Honor Granddaughter with Transformational Gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
August 9, 2018
Funds to enhance prevention, education and early detection programs across south Louisiana

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington and Ben Blanchard Foundation Present Successful Live Well Northshore Event
September 21, 2018
Northshore residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere.

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

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

Benefits of Home Gala Tickets on Sale Now
July 12, 2017
Evening of food and fun benefitting cancer patients on the Northshore

The Strength to Fight
July 27, 2017
Brother powers-up 24-hour workout event and raises thousands of dollars for his sister and other cancer patients on the Northshore

Noninvasive Care Option for Brain Tumors Available to Northshore Patients
August 8, 2017
New Gamma Knife Icon technology is a new option for patients with cancerous and benign and metastatic brain tumors and central nervous system conditions

Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
October 12, 2017
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Medical Physics Residency Program Receives Reaccreditation
October 24, 2017
Commission on Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has granted full reaccreditation to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency Program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Names Dana Neucere Chief Financial Officer
October 26, 2017

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 Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins, Gonzales Area Foundation Celebrate Second Successful Live Well Ascension Event
November 12, 2018
200+ residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

2018

Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services
January 19, 2018
Cancer Services, with no changes or interruptions in client services, is now merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Launches Survivorship Services in Gonzales
January 26, 2018
Gonzales Area Foundation to Fund Thrive Survivorship Program

Ascension Parish Cancer Patients To Benefit From Successful Gala
March 12, 2018
Gonzales Area Foundation funds to provide vital cancer support for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center patients.

Ascension Parish Prostate Cancer Patient Experiences Benefits of New Spacing Device
March 28, 2018
Prostate cancer patients receiving radiation treatment can now have a more effective, comfortable experience

Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
April 25, 2018
Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care

Moving Through Survivorship
April 27, 2018
Cancer survivor walking group participates in Spring Sprint 5k

Cancer Center Hosts Second Annual Free Ascension Parish Community Health Event
September 25, 2018
Gonzales Area Foundation funds second year of free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Mary Bird Perkins, Gonzales Area Foundation Celebrate Second Successful Live Well Ascension Event
November 12, 2018
200+ residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

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

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales and Gonzales Area Foundation Launch Free Community Health Event
October 6, 2017
Live Well Ascension to offer free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family

Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
October 12, 2017
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Medical Physics Residency Program Receives Reaccreditation
October 24, 2017
Commission on Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has granted full reaccreditation to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency Program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Names Dana Neucere Chief Financial Officer
October 26, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales and Gonzales Area Foundation Launch Successful Live Well Ascension Event
November 3, 2017
Ascension Parish residents screened for cancer and other conditions in a fun, festival-like atmosphere

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 Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

New Technology Puts Space Between Hammond Man and Cancer Treatment Side Effects
July 24, 2018
Prostate cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center can have a more effective, comfortable radiation treatment experience

2018

Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services
January 19, 2018
Cancer Services, with no changes or interruptions in client services, is now merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Community
March 23, 2018
Three decades of breakthrough cancer services for Hammond and neighboring areas.

Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
April 25, 2018
Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care

New Technology Puts Space Between Hammond Man and Cancer Treatment Side Effects
July 24, 2018
Prostate cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center can have a more effective, comfortable radiation treatment experience

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

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

Noninvasive Care Option for Brain Tumors Available to Hammond Patients
October 9, 2017
New Gamma Knife Icon technology is a new option for patients with cancerous and benign and metastatic brain tumors and central nervous system conditions

Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
October 12, 2017
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Medical Physics Residency Program Receives Reaccreditation
October 24, 2017
Commission on Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has granted full reaccreditation to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency Program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Names Dana Neucere Chief Financial Officer
October 26, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond to Expand Leading-Edge Radiation Treatment Technology
November 15, 2017
Enhanced Precision in Radiation Treatment for Hammond Area Patients

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 Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Cancer Center Welcomes New Development Coordinator
August 22, 2018
Tiffany Adams will be responsible for the implementation and growth of the philanthropic development program to raise awareness and support for the Cancer Center and local cancer patients.

2018

Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services
January 19, 2018
Cancer Services, with no changes or interruptions in client services, is now merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
April 25, 2018
Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care

Roux for a Reason Donates $40,000 to Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center
June 22, 2018
Board members of Roux for a Reason Gumbo Cook-Off donated $40,000 to Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center

Hilaire & Ethel Lanaux Honor Granddaughter with Transformational Gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
August 9, 2018
Funds to enhance prevention, education and early detection programs across south Louisiana

Cancer Center Welcomes New Development Coordinator
August 22, 2018
Tiffany Adams will be responsible for the implementation and growth of the philanthropic development program to raise awareness and support for the Cancer Center and local cancer patients.

Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship
October 15, 2018
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
November 15, 2018
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

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

Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members
October 12, 2017
New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission

Precise Radiation Treatment Available to Houma Area Patients
October 18, 2017
High-dose rate brachytherapy, effective standard-of-care in treating gynecologic and other cancers

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Medical Physics Residency Program Receives Reaccreditation
October 24, 2017
Commission on Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has granted full reaccreditation to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency Program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Names Dana Neucere Chief Financial Officer
October 26, 2017

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

Cancer patients learn to find blessings in brokenness
December 4, 2018

Those touched by cancer had the opportunity to gather and paint oyster shell ornaments to decorate the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center celebration trees. Though these patients and survivors still feel the effects of cancer in their lives, painting gives them a mindful moment of peace and readjusts their focus to the brighter parts of their lives.

Partial radiation allows some breast cancer patients to complete treatment in under a week
October 23, 2018

Breast cancer patients have access to innovative radiation treatments at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion. Dr. Charles Wood, radiation oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, and Dr. Mindy Williams Bowie, breast surgical oncologist at Woman’s Hospital, work in tandem to perform partial radiation treatments which reduce side effects and specifically target the area of the breast most likely to see the cancer return.

Donald Hartung: A story of faith and medicine
September 3, 2018

On a mission trip with his wife in Cambodia, 26-year-old Donald Hartung received the devastating diagnosis of testicular cancer. After traveling back to the United States for a second opinion, scans showed the cancer had spread to his lungs and brain. His care team at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center put together a treatment plan that included using the Gamma Knife Icon, a revolutionary treatment used to target brain tumors.

Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins-OLOL strike up new cancer partnership
August 27, 2018

Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center have partnered to provide Zachary cancer patients with medical oncology services.

Survivor Rings the Bell in Style 
June 28, 2018

Cancer survivor Jonathan Griener celebrates the end of his treatment by ringing the bell in his finest tuxedo. This unique patient overcame his treatment with a positive outlook, and spread joy to everyone he met at Mary Bird Perkins.

Ground Breaking Clinical Trial, TMIST is now available at the Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion
June 28, 2018

TMIST is one of the first trials launched under the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital breast & GYN partnership. The trial evaluates two different types mammography, 3D and the current standard 2D mammography. Radiologist Dr. James Ruiz discussed the new trail on Talk 107.3.

‘Unprecedented’ new cancer facility in Baton Rouge aims to serve broad swath of Gulf South
April 26, 2018

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital are excited to expand their partnership with the Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion. The newly unveiled pavilion has opened its doors and is now serving patients from all over the south.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center marks 30 years
March 28, 2018

This year Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond celebrated 30 years of service to the community. Throughout the years, the Cancer Center has provided advanced cancer treatment to local patients.

‘It’s hard’ to say no: Unwanted, abused animals with no place to go have a place here
March 24, 2018

Dr. Shaun Accardo and his partner, Allison Lee, have devoted their spare time to rescuing animals in need and giving them sanctuary. The couple is caring for over 70 animals on their 28 acre farm which they call Barney’s Farm Sanctuary. They hope to find volunteers to help care for the animals as well as encourage adopting so they can continue to help other animals in need.

New Surgical Protocol Eases Pain of Colorectal Surgery
March 15, 2018

Patients at Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center now are able to go through surgery with much less pain and downtime than before. The new protocol is called “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” Protocol or ERAS Protocol and focuses on helping the patient through the before and after surgery, not just during. Patients are now able to go home and recover much sooner than they would’ve been able to before.

How BR Doctors Reduce Risk of Heart Disease After Breast Cancer Treatment
February 26, 2018

The radiation received in breast cancer treatments can cause patients to have an increased risk of heart disease. In effort to combat this, the physicians at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center developed a method to move the heart away from the chest wall by simply having the patients hold their breath.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales offering survivorship services
January 31, 2018

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales is now offering the THRIVE survivorship program. Through this program the cancer center is supporting cancer patients and survivors a step further than their cancer treatment and are offering support groups, art workshops, walking groups, and other various services.

Cancer Services merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to expand reach across southeast Louisiana
January 19, 2018

Cancer Services is merging with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. In doing so, the organization will be able to expand its services outside of the Baton Rouge area to all of southeast Louisiana.

Dose of the Coast: A daughter’s act of love turns into a prescription to help patients
December 30, 2017

Ashley Ferguson created Dose of the Coast, which offers free fishing and sailing trips to cancer patients, survivors and their families. After the loss of her father, she decided she wanted to share her father’s love of the water and help cancer patients in her community. These excursions allow cancer patients to take their mind off of the stresses of everyday life and enjoy a trip with the ones they love.

Mary Bird Perkins, Woman’s Hospital collaborating on innovative cancer care
December 28, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s hospital are partnering to improve breast and GYN cancer care. The partnership will allow the two organizations to collaborate and make necessary cancer treatment more accessible.

What is Metastasized Ocular Melanoma? A Look at Blanco’s Fight
December 11, 2017

Ocular melanoma is an extremely rare form of cancer. Dr. Vince Cataldo, medical oncologist, gives insight into the disease, its treatment and what happens when it metastasizes.

Cancer Treatment Progress Stunted by Lack of Volunteers
December 10, 2017

Clinical research helps develop new and enhanced cancer treatments , but lack of participants can slow progress. Dr. David Hanson, medical oncologist, speaks with PBS NewsHour about the importance of clinical trials and how Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is participating in a program to enroll more patients.

Breast and GYN Cancer Partnership
September 27, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has partnered with Woman’s hospital in order to give women the best breast and GYN cancer care possible. In combining their resources they are able to offer complete care from three locations in Baton Rouge.

New Technique Provides More Comfortable, Effective Prostate Radiation Treatment 
September 25, 2017

Dr. Charles Wood, a radiation oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, offers SpaceOAR, a breakthrough technology that grants prostate patients better bladder, erectile and rectal function.

Cancer Center receives CoC Accreditation
August 6, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has achieved a three year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer with a gold-level commendation. This accreditation, which the center has held for more than 20 years, is evaluated on 34 care standards.

Developing National Standards for Community Cancer Care: Rapid Quality Reporting Systems
July 25, 2017

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center was competitively selected (from 2007-2014) for the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP). Through NCCCP, the Cancer Center helped develop best practice cancer care delivery for other community cancer centers throughout the country.

Medical Monday: What is glioblastoma? Dr. Renee Levine
July 24, 2017

Dr. Renee Levine, an oncologist and the Gamma Knife Icon medical director at Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, gives insight into glioblastoma, an aggressive malignant brain tumor. She explains symptoms, treatments and medical advancements with Gamma Knife Icon.

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.

RESOURCES AT BREAST & GYN CANCER PAVILION HELP PATIENTS THRIVE

PressFeaturing Francinne Lawrence, Ph.D, and Ron Richmond of Kelli’s Kloset
With Kevin Gallagher

Having access to resources can make a significant impact on cancer survivors’ well-being. Every first and third Thursday of the month, Kelli’s Kloset on Wheels is parked at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion on the campus of Woman’s Hospital from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering free clothes to women with cancer. Listen as Francinne Lawrence, Ph. D., director of survivorship and integrative medicine at the Cancer Center and Ron Richmond of Kelli’s Kloset discuss how this and other survivorship benefits further the healing process.

BREATHE EASIER ABOUT LUNG CANCER: FACTS & SCREENING INFO

Daniel LaVieFeaturing Dr. Daniel LaVie
With Dr. Kay Solar

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but some of the disease’s symptoms and causes may surprise you. Dr. Daniel LaVie, medical oncologist, discusses lung cancer facts and screening information. Learn more about lung cancer at marybirdlake.org/lung.

MANY EXPERTS. ONE BUILDING. EVERY WOMAN.

Featuring Dr. Mindy Bowie
With Dr. Kay Solar

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital have come together at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion to provide the highest level of care to patients. Dr. Mindy Bowie, breast surgical oncologist, discusses best practices in breast cancer surgery and innovative treatments available at the Pavilion. Learn more about this partnership at sisterhoodstrong.org.

RESEARCH, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: INGREDIENTS FOR HEALING

Jeanette KotvunFeaturing Dr. Jeanette Kovtun
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. Jeanette Kovtun, medical oncologist, discusses risk factors, innovative treatments, and prevention of breast cancer. She also shares that she is working on a cook book of healthy recipes for cancer patients. Learn more about breast cancer at marybird.org/breast.

CLINICAL TRIALS: INNOVATION IN CANCER CARE

Daniel LaVieFeaturing Dr. Daniel LaVie
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. Daniel LaVie, medical oncologist, discusses the excellence of the care provided to patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center that includes the most advanced care through clinical trials. Learn more about clinical trials at marybird.org/research.

INNOVATION IN PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT

Konstantin KotvunFeaturing Dr. Kos Kovtun
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. Kos Kovtun, radiation oncologist, discusses innovation treatments in prostate cancer care such as the new SpaceOAR device that is available at all Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center locations. Learn more about prostate cancer at marybird.org/prostate.

THE GALA GOES GATSBY

Chrissy DupuyFeaturing Chrissy Dupuy
With Dr. Kay Solar

Chrissy Dupuy, Director of Development, talks about the upcoming Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s The Gala goes Gatsby fundraiser. Dupuy explains how all proceeds with go directly towards patients at the Cancer Center and Cancer Services. The Gala will take place at L’auberge on September 13th and will include food, dancing, live auctions and more!

PANCREATIC CANCER: NEW CLINICAL TRIAL BRINGS NEW HOPE

Vince CataldoFeaturing Dr. Vince Cataldo
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. Vince Cataldo, medical oncologist and hematologist, shares information about the new pancreatic cancer clinical trial that could offer hope to patients. This trial focuses on examining the effects of a new chemotherapy treatment taken with the current standard of care chemotherapy.

MAMMOGRAPHY CLINICAL TRIALS – TMIST

Featuring Dr. James F. Ruiz
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. James F. Ruiz, radiologist and TMIST principal investigator, explains how the TMIST trial will compare Standard Digital (2D) mammography versus Tomosynthesis (3D) to determine which method results in a long-term reduction of breast cancer mortality. The Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital are the only southeast Louisiana sites to offer this trial, which could impact breast cancer screening standards for generations to come.

RECTAL CANCER – ON THE RISE
Kelly Finan M.D.

Featuring Dr. Kelly Finan
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. Kelly Finan, chair of the rectal multidisciplinary team explains how the rectal MDT bring together specialists with different areas of expertise to evaluate every cancer patient and formulate a treatment plan that’s individualized. Dr. Finan discusses ways to reduce your risk of rectal cancer and the encourages everyone to get a colonoscopy screening at age 45 to reduce the risk of rectal cancer.

SUN SAFETY

Featuring Dr. John Lyons
With Dr. Kay Solar

Dr. John Lyons explains how the skin cancer multidisciplinary care team works together to treat those affected by skin and soft tissue cancer. He also discusses the importance of taking precautionary measures to protect your skin from harmful U.V. rays during the summer months.

 

PROVIDING ADVANCE CANCER CARE; BREAST AND GYN CANCER PAVILION

Breast and GYN Cancer PavilionFeaturing Teri Fontenot
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Teri Fontenot, president and CEO at Woman’s Hospital shares her excitement with Dr. Kay Solar as the newly unveiled Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion opened its doors. The new facility offers specialized care for women, from early detection all the way to survivorship, women will be able to feel comfortable as they continue their journey.

ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY

Featuring Dr. Louis Barfield
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Louis Barfield discusses the prevention and risk factors of colorectal cancer and emphasizes the importance of having colorectal cancer screenings. Dr. Barfield explains the new Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, which focuses on best practices through the three stages of the operation: before the operation, the operation itself, and post operation. The protocol he discussed aim to shorten the amount of time a patient spends recovering and lessen the amount of pain a patient goes through during and after these procedures.

KNOW YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Featuring Dr. Duane Superneau
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Duane Superneau, medical genetics doctor at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, joins Dr. Kay Solar to discuss the importance of knowing your family history, and explains how genetic testing can detect if a person is at risk of developing cancer.

FEST FOR LIFE

Featuring Johnnay Benjamin
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Johnnay Benjamin joins Dr. Kay Solar to encourage the public to come out to this year’s Fest for Life. She explains the five types of free cancer screenings that will be offered, along with other health screenings such as blood pressure and glucose tests. This event focuses on cancer prevention and offers a family-friendly fun outing with food, music and children’s activities. The event will take place on April 21 at Bonne Carre business center.

HOW PHYSICISTS ADVANCE CANCER CARE

Featuring Dr. Jonas Fontenot
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Jonas Fontenot, head of medical physics at Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, joins Dr. Kay Solar to discuss the role of medical physics in cancer care. He explains the innovation, such as the breath hold technique, that the medical physics department has developed and implemented at the Cancer Center to improve the quality of care given to patients. Dr. Fontenot also gives insight into the partnerships with the medical physics program and the School of Veterinary Medicine at LSU and how they work together with Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to accelerate innovation.

PALLIATIVE CARE

Mary RavenFeaturing Dr. Mary Raven
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Mary Raven, medical director of palliative care at the Cancer Center, discusses how palliative care focuses on improving quality of life and avoiding suffering for any patient with serious illnesses who are still receiving treatment.

GEAUX FREE FOR THE NEW YEAR

Featuring Dr. Brad Vincent
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Brad Vincent, chair of the Lung Multidisciplinary Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, discusses risk factors associated with lung cancer and the importance of getting screened if you are at risk. Smoking drastically increases your chance for lung cancer, and Dr. Vincent discusses additional benefits of quitting tobacco.

CHRONIC DISEASES & GRIEF; HELP FOR NAVIGATION THE HOLIDAYS

Featuring Francinne Lawrence, Ph.D.
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Francinne Lawrence, Ph. D., manager of survivorship and integrative medicine at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, discusses navigating the holidays when struggling with chronic diseases and grief. She also offers helpful recommendations for friends and family to help make the holidays easier for the ones they love that are battling cancer.

PREVENTION ON THE GO FOR YOU

Featuring Johnnay Benjamin
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Johnnay Benjamin, director of Prevention on the Go at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, share ways to access free cancer screenings in the community. In addition, she explain the new Prevention on the Go In the Workplace program. Click here for more information.

WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA?

Featuring Dr. Emily Cassidy
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Emily Cassidy, chair of the Mesothelioma Specialty Treatment Team at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, explains what mesothelioma is, the risk factors and symptoms, and how the disease is treated. Click here for more information.

AFTER THE BELL SURVIVORSHIP CLINIC

Featuring Francinne Lawrence, Ph.D. and Laura Gaddy
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Francinne Lawrence, Ph. D., manager of survivorship and integrative medicine at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, and Laura Gaddy, survivorship program coordinator, explain the importance of supportive services in conjunction with cancer treatments. The after the Bell survivorship clinic teaches tip and techniques for living a normal life after cancer.

IMMUNOTHERAPY: TEACHING THE BODY TO FIGHT CANCER

Featuring Dr. Vince Cataldo
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Vince Cataldo, a medical oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, explains an innovative cancer treatment called immunotherapy. This treatment helps support the body’s own immune system to fight off cancer.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENTS

Featuring Dr. Charles Wood
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Charles Wood, the only radiation oncologist in Louisiana who is a Certified Applier of SpaceOAR, explains prostate cancer treatments and how SpaceOAR reduces the effects on other organs.

PARTNERING FOR THE MOST ADVANCED BREAST AND GYN CANCER CARE

Featuring Todd Stevens
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Todd Stevens, president and CEO of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, talks about the new breast and GYN cancer partnership with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital. He shares how this increased collaboration helps patients and the community.

PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER SAVES LIVES

Featuring Dr. Katherine Castle
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Katherine Castle, a radiation oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, explains the importance of cancer screenings. She explains how prevention and early detection can save lives.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND GLIOBLASTOMA BRAIN TUMORS AND TREATMENT

Featuring Dr. Renee Levine
With Dr. Kay Solar and Betsy Barnes

Dr. Renee Levine, an oncologist and the Gamma Knife Icon medical director at Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, gives insight into glioblastoma, an aggressive malignant brain tumor. She explains symptoms, treatments and medical advancements with Gamma Knife Icon.

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