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Prevention


Donna Collins-Lewis

City-Parish Councilwoman,
breast cancer survivor

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Prevention


Donna Collins-Lewis

City-Parish Councilwoman,
breast cancer survivor

Forward with Prevention

Reducing cancer mortality through enhanced prevention and early detection.

 

Program Investment - Current Needs
$4M

Endowed Investment - Future Needs
$2.5M

I missed my mammogram just one time and later discovered that I had cancer. I simply can’t stress enough how important regular screenings are. Today, I work with the Cancer Center to provide area women with greater access to annual screenings, and the mobile screening unit provides free mammograms to women in the community. Screening for five types of cancer all year long shows how truly committed the early detection team is to the health of our city. Their work touches the lives of everyone in the community.
— Donna Collins-Lewis

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Doctors Day Page


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Research


Megan Gallagher Mabus

Cancer survivor, clinical
trial participant

Research


Megan Gallagher Mabus

Cancer survivor, clinical
trial participant

Forward with Research

Providing patients access to more groundbreaking clinical trails and translational research.

 

Program Investment - Current Needs
$4M

Endowed Investment - Future Needs
$2.5M

I am cancer free today because of people who took part in research studies to develop successful treatment options. If I can help future generations by participating in clinical trials that will lead to the development and design of new antibodies and immunotherapy treatments, I am honored to do so. Knowing I can help other women battling breast cancer is an amazing way to give back to those who came before me.
— Megan Gallagher Mabus
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Survivorship


Nora Taylor

Cancer survivor, Mind-Body
Together Program Participant

Survivorship


Nora Taylor

Cancer survivor, Mind-Body
Together Program Participant

Forward with Survivorship

Building a national model for cancer survivorship.

 

Program Investment - Current Needs
$3.5M

Endowed Investment - Future Needs
$2.5M

The support I’ve received here has given me inner peace and helped me to deal with my fight and cancer journey. Through the Mind- Body Together Program, I have learned a different method of meditation, and it has helped me feel more peaceful. The cancer journey has been hard, and I feel blessed to have the support of such an amazing care team.
— Nora Taylor
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Innovation


Jonas Fontenot

Ph.D., Medical Physicist

Innovation


Jonas Fontenot

Ph.D., Medical Physicist

Forward with Innovation

Advancing technology and facilities in order to attract the very best cancer minds in the nation.

 

Program Investment - Current Needs
$1.5M

Endowed Investment - Future Needs
$1M

With one of the first Elekta Versa HD systems operating in the country, we can attract the best cancer minds around. In fact, Elekta is now coming here to learn the techniques we implemented on their equipment. We’re able to have a profound impact on cancer research around the world. The donor support for the medical physics research arm makes this possible.
— Jonas Fontenot
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Teamwork


John M. Lyons III

M.D., Surgical Oncologist,
Chair, Skin Cancer MDC Team

Teamwork


John M. Lyons III

M.D., Surgical Oncologist,
Chair, Skin Cancer MDC Team

Forward with Teamwork

Expanding integrative multidisciplinary care.

 

Program Investment - Current Needs
$1.5M

Endowed Investment - Future Needs
$1M

Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) Teams are a great way to bring the best minds in our community together to focus on improving cancer care for every patient. It’s talented people, each with an expertise, all focused on battling one disease – individuals functioning as a team to provide advanced, specialized care. The Cancer Center is working to expand these collaborative efforts to bring more minds and manpower together in order to tackle more types of cancer.
— John M. Lyons III
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Without Barriers


Orion Newman

LCSW
Oncology Patient Navigator
Partners of Hope Donor

Without Barriers


Orion Newman

LCSW
Oncology Patient Navigator
Partners of Hope Donor

Forward without Barriers

Providing access and assistance to patients who need it most.

 

Program Investment - Current Needs
$750K

Endowed Investment - Future Needs
$500K

We help resource- challenged cancer patients get connected with lodging, transportation and basic needs so they can focus on what’s most important – their treatment – free of stress. Without assistance from the Cancer Center, some patients wouldn’t even be able to come to their appointments or continue treatment. Support from our donors makes everything we do possible. I try to do my part by personally contributing through Partners of Hope, our employee giving program.
— Orion Newman