Prevention & Screening
Why is Prevention and Screening Important?
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States. Your risk is influenced by genetics, behavioral, lifestyle and environmental exposures. Regular cancer screenings and prevention give you the best chance at finding cancer early when treatment is likely to work the best.
Bringing advanced Cancer Research and Treatments to Our Region. The latest advancements in cancer studies are available close to home through a proud partnership of the Gulf South’s leading health and research entities, called Gulf South clinical Trials Network.
Gulf South Clinical Trials
Am I Eligible for a Clinical Trial?
As of January 31, 2021, we have helped enroll 1,231 patients for clinical studies, or roughly 10% of new cancer patients diagnosed in the state of Louisiana. While these are promising numbers, we recognize it’s important to continue helping provide clinical trial access to those in need. Thus, we have adopted a four-prong approach that aims to strengthen the existing NCORP, increase pharmaceutical trials, promote the development of new investigator-initiated trials, and expand the Virtual Research Nurse (VRN) program.
If you or someone you know has cancer, they may be eligible to participate in the clinical trial depending on their specific diagnosis and level of health.