answers to your

General Questions

How do I contact the clinic to get an appointment?

To make an appointment contact 504-340-6976 .

Where and to whom do I fax outside records?

Fax medical records to 504-349-6786. Attn: Dr. Aaron Mammoser.

Who can be referred to the LSU Brain Program?

Anyone who has or is suspected of having a brain tumor. If you or someone you know who has or is suspected of having a brain tumor, please call us at 504-340-6976.

Who do I speak with to get into a clinical trial?

For questions about our clinical trials contact:

Melissa Ensminger, RN
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Office: 504-340-6976

Clinical Trial Enrollment

What are clinical studies?

Clinical studies are research studies in which real people participate as volunteers. Clinical research studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are a means of developing new treatments and medications for diseases and conditions. There are strict rules for clinical trials, which are monitored by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the research studies at the Clinical Center involve promising new treatments that may directly benefit patients.


Why should I participate?

The health of millions has been improved because of advances in science and technology, and the willingness of thousands of individuals like you to take part in clinical research. The role of volunteer subjects as partners in clinical research is crucial in the quest for knowledge that will improve the health of future generations. Without your help, the research studies at the LSU Brain Tumor Program cannot be accomplished.

Will I be compensated?

The NIH compensates study participants for their time and, in some instances, for the inconvenience of a procedure. There are standard compensation rates for the participant’s time; the study’s principal investigator determines inconvenience rates. NIH reports compensation of $600 or more to the Internal Revenue Service and sends a “Form 1099-Other Income” to the participant at the end of the year. Please be aware that some or all of that compensation may be garnished if the participant has outstanding debts to the federal government.