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Dedication Ceremony Held for Louisiana Cancer Research Center in New Orleans
Date:10/23/2013

C building stands as the physical embodiment of the Consortium’s work,” said Larry Hollier, MD, chairman of the LCRC Board of Directors and Chancellor, LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. “While the individual university partners provide state-of-the-art technologies necessary to assist researchers in their work, it is through the Core equipment and services provided under this roof, that helps facilitate collaboration across the various research programs, thus creating a vital flow of information that benefits everyone.”

“The LCRC is one of the first completed projects among the many state-of-the-art medical facilities currently under construction in our city,” said Dr. L. Lee Hamm, vice-chairman of the LCRC Board of Directors and Senior Vice President and Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine. “It will pioneer breakthrough advances in detection, treatment and prevention of cancer while fostering economic development in downtown New Orleans and throughout our region.”

The Consortium, which began with founding partners LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans and Tulane Health Sciences Center, expanded with the addition of Xavier University of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System, which joined the LCRC in 2007 and 2010, respectively. Both play vital roles in enhancing the cancer research taking place at the Center. Xavier’s cancer research focuses on prostate and breast cancer programs, as well as examining health disparities, while Ochsner and its local researchers, physicians and neighborhood clinics enhance the efforts of the existing LCRC partners in developing a world-class coordinated cancer research and education resource for this region.

“With approximately 160 Louisianans dying of cancer each week, the research that is currently taking place in this new facility and at our partner institutions will help us reduce Louisiana’s cancer mortality rates, while eliminating health disparities and saving more lives,” said Dr. Norman Fra
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