Navigation Links
Grant to LSUHSC Tumor Registry creates pediatric cancer research tool
Date:10/4/2011

New Orleans, LA Dr. Vivien Chen, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a grant totaling $794,091 over three years to develop a system to rapidly collect and report pediatric cancer cases at the local, state, and national levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the grant.

LSUSHC's Louisiana Tumor Registry will collaborate with state pediatric organizations and the pediatric oncology community to capture the cases rapidly. Key partners include the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Pediatric Oncology Program which practices at Children's Hospital in New Orleans (where about 50% of new Louisiana pediatric cancer cases are diagnosed and/or treated), as well as St. Jude-affiliated-clinics in Louisiana, and large out-of-state children's hospitals. LSUHSC's registry will also expand upon its cancer data on children and young adults by linkages with secondary data sets.

"This new database will be a valuable tool for local, state, and national researchers as well as health and policy professionals working to control cancer in children and save lives," notes Dr. Chen.

The purpose of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' Louisiana Tumor Registry is to collect complete and high quality cancer data and compile timely statistics so that data-driven, evidence-based cancer prevention and control programs can be implemented in the state to reduce illness and death from cancer. The Louisiana Tumor Registry was transferred from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to LSU Health Sciences Center in 1995. Under LSUHSC's leadership it has become one of only 17 population-based cancer registries in the United States designated as SEER program registries by the National Cancer Institute. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute is the authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.

This grant is the second awarded to LSUHSC's Louisiana Tumor Registry since December 2010, and brings its federal support to about $3.5 million a year.


'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. NACDD Receives Two-Year Grant From Merck & Co., Inc. to Improve Diabetes Education
2. Kaiser Permanente Approves $170 Million in Community Benefit Grants in 2009
3. Autism Science Foundation Offers IMFAR Grants to Autism Stakeholders
4. Perrigo Granted Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement in Mucinex(R) Case
5. US21, Inc. is Granted a Wholesale Distributor Permit from the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Pharmacy
6. San Diego State University and BIOCOM Institute Receive $4.95 Million Grant: The BRIDGE Project, Linking Education to Employment in San Diegos Life Sciences Industry
7. NIH grants to Childrens Hospital will advance novel stem cell treatments for blood disorders
8. Special Olympics Georgia Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation
9. NIH grant will create behavioral health registry for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
10. San Diego Unified School District Awarded Silent Hero Grant From got breakfast?(R) Foundation
11. Congressional Staff Briefing, Wed., Feb. 24 on Mental Health, Medicaid & Block Grants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, ... Board will take whatever measures required to build a ... stock which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink ... Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly ... to understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... N.C. , June 24, 2016  Consumers ... decisions and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on ... environment, patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry ... patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on ... they are providing products and services that improve ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: