News Releases

Great Gifts for Cancer Patients

December 3, 2018

What to give a family member or friend with cancer can stump even the most creative gift-giver during the holidays. Karen Wynn, BSN, RN, who manages the chemotherapy infusion center at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner, offers the following suggestions.

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Are You at Risk for Cancer?

August 22, 2016

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and almost 600,000 will die from it.

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Ochsner Cancer Institute Advises on Pregnant Women with Cancer

November 14, 2016

Although cancer in pregnant women is not common, about 1 in every 1,000 pregnancies, it is not extraordinarily rare either, especially for women who have children later in life. Dr. Jacob Estes, Section Head of Gynecology Oncology, Ochsner Cancer Institute, provides insight on the many factors that influence the treatment plan, including type and severity of cancer and stage of pregnancy.

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Ochsner Cancer Institute Launches the Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies Program

April 12, 2017

Ochsner Cancer Institute today formally launched the Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies program, the region's only program dedicated to bringing early-phase clinical trials to cancer patients. The program combines Ochsner’s clinical expertise with the translational science strength of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a non-profit biomedical research organization at the forefront of drug discovery and development.

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Ochsner Cancer Institute Receives Donation for Breast Cancer Research from Hooters of Louisiana

December 27, 2016

Hooters of Louisiana recently raised over $50K in support of the Ochsner Cancer Institute. These funds will be used to research new and innovative breast cancer treatments. This donation comes as part of Hooters’ Give A Hoot fundraising program, designed to raise funds for breast cancer research.

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Debunking Cancer Trial Misconceptions with Ochsner’s Precision Cancer Therapies Program

April 3, 2017

Clinical trials, particularly those designed to fight cancer, are vital to the development of solutions when working to find better ways to treat this disease. By participating in clinical trials, patients may have access to treatment options that are not otherwise available to them and researchers gain important insights that lead to better, safer, more effective treatments. Dr. Marc Matrana, Medical Director of the Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies Program, offers the following insights to dispel a few of the most common misconceptions about clinical trials.

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Gayle and Tom Benson and Ochsner Cancer Team Break Ground on $20 Million Cancer Center Expansion

November 9, 2017

Today, representatives of Ochsner Health System and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owners Gayle and Tom Benson officially broke ground on the multimillion dollar expansion of the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway.

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Benson Cancer Center 5-Year Survival Rates in 4 Main Malignancies Surpass National Averages

February 14, 2019

As a nationally-recognized leader in clinical research and innovation, Ochsner’s ability to deliver coordinated care, comprehensive screening and cutting-edge therapies have contributed to an even bigger improvement for patients treated in Ochsner facilities.

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Ochsner Announces Breast Self-Awareness Initiatives

October 2, 2018

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S. Many experts say self-awareness is a key factor in early detection.

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Ochsner Health System Installs Leading GE Healthcare PET/CT Scanners in Fight Against Cancer

September 9, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – As part of its continued fight against cancer, Ochsner Health System has installed two GE Healthcare PET/CT scanners that have the ability to detect lesions at the

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