Louisiana Cancer Research Center holding Promising Practice Conference

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The Louisiana Cancer Research Center is holding a Promising Practices Conference at Louisiana Tech University today to discuss statewide efforts to rid Louisiana of the moniker “Cancer Alley.” moniker. Director of the Office of Community Outreach with the LCRC Earl Benjamin-Robinson said the public is asked to share their experiences.

“While at the same time allowing providers and practitioners in those respective communities to share information and resources and allow researchers to share what activities they have going on,” said Benjamin-Robinson.

Each year more than 28,000 Louisianans receive a cancer diagnosis.

Benjamin- Robinson said it’s about bringing the community, healthcare providers, and researchers together for fellowship.

“And to learn about research activities that they may be able to participate in and also to hear from the community about issues and or concerns they have related to those areas,” said Benjamin-Robinson.

The LCRC brings together the collective talent of more than 200 researchers in the state from four member institutions – LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane, Xavier, and Ochsner Health, to improve cancer outcomes.

And while registration to attend the conference in person is full, Benjamin-Robinson said there is an online version of the event the public can access under the events tab at LouisianaCancerCenter.org. The event is to raise awareness of the LCRC.

“It’s about getting information to people, ensuring that people are aware of the resources that exist inside the state, while at the same time building people’s awareness around research activities that are taking place in the state,” said Benjamin-Robinson.

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