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FWCC Hosts NCORP Retreat
For Researchers from FWCC, Mary Bird Perkins
Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, 
and
LSU Health New Orleans 

clientuploads/_photos/Kelli/NCORP.pngWe are pleased to announce that Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, a division of LSU Health Shreveport, is part of the group that has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).

This award is a collaborative effort by LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, collectively known for this grant as the Gulf South Minority-Based NCI Community Oncology Research Program.

NCORP is a five-year, $5.6 million grant that was presented to the coordinating institution, LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans and will be shared among the participating entities.

On January 22-23, 2015, representatives from all three institutions will meet at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center for a retreat to discuss past successes and plans for the future.

To learn more, click here.

 

7 Year Old Collier Franklin
Becomes a Scientist for a Day

clientuploads/_photos/Kelli/Be a scientist small.jpg7 Year Old Collier Franklin joins Dr. Jim Cardelli in his lab to study how breast and prostate cancer progresses.

The Be a Scientist for a Day opportunity was a silent auction package in the 2014 Life Savers Ball: Jeans and Jerseys.

Dr. Cardelli is a professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Shreveport, a Feist-Weiller Cancer Center researcher, and the Director of the Innovative North Louisiana Experimental Therapeutics Program (INLET), which investigates new uses for drugs through partnerships with Louisiana Tech, the University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LSU Health New Orleans, LSU Health Shreveport, and the Southern Research Institute.

To see more photos from Collier's visit, click here.

To learn more about INLET, please click here.

 

 

 
 
 
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