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The Great Pumpkin Run for Research is Saturday, October 25
at the Centenary Gold Dome


Dress up, join the fun, and run to help loved ones with cancer!

The Great Pumpkin Run for Research is a 5K run and health walk, a half-mile kid's run, face painting, Halloween costume contests, and a pumpkin decorating contest.  This year, the Great Pumpkin Run for Research is part of Centenary College's Homecoming Festivities. 

The Crew from Raising Cane's will be on site to provide everyone with their famous, freshly-squeezed lemonade and tea, while the public can tour our Partners in Wellness Mobile Mammography Clinic.  Panera Bread has provided their Pink Ribbon Bagels for participants in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Not a runner?  That's ok! We are still looking for volunteers to help on race day.  You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here. 

Gather all of your family, friends, and co-workers because the teams with the largest numbers of registered runners win cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100!  Race begins at 8:00 am.  Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 through Oct. 23, 2014, and $25 through race day. The half-mile kid's run is $15 through Oct. 23, 2014, and $20 race day. 

All paid participants will receive the 2014 Great Pumpkin Run for Research long-sleeved t-shirt. You can register at Sportspectrum located at 6970 Fern Ave in Shreveport, or by clicking here.  You do not have to participate in the run to register for your t-shirt.

All proceeds from the Great Pumpkin Run for Research stay at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to support the cancer research projects of the FWCC researchers at LSU Health Shreveport. Fundraising projects like The Great Pumpkin Run for Research allow FWCC to award research grants for LSU Health Shreveport's cancer researchers to develop their ideas through our Idea Grant program. 

We have awarded our scientists $1.3 million in Idea Grants, and our researchers have turned that $1.3 million into over $11.3 million in national grants, from agencies like the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, LSU System, and pharmaceutical companies. 

Find the Great Pumpkin Run for Research 2014 on Facebook. 

For information, contact Kelli Strong-Dauphin at 318.813.1056 or via email at kstron@lsuhsc.edu

FWCC Partners with Caris to Establish Tumor Profiling Program

Doctors at the LSU Health Shreveport Feist-Weiller Cancer Center will now have access to innovative, precision-medicine technology that determines the unique biological characteristics of each individual patient’s cancer tumor.  Once that information is known, physicians can identify tailored chemotherapy or radiation regimens to attack it. The new capability is the result of emerging technology called tumor profiling. Feist-Weiller will partner with Caris Life Sciences to offer the breakthrough technology to cancer patients of University Health Shreveport, a clinical partner of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. 

The region’s first clinical molecular profiling program will use Caris’ industry leading comprehensive tumor profiling service, Caris Molecular Intelligence TM, to enhance the clinical and research expertise of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. It will expand the center’s personalized medicine approach to care and offer more precise treatment planning for patients. The partnership with Caris also includes clinical support, patient and physician education and system integration.  It also creates a forum to pursue joint research opportunities.

Learn more about Tumor Profiling by clicking here 



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