Clinical trials are organized research studies in which researchers study medical treatment of human volunteers. These trials help doctors find innovative solutions to challenging health problems.
In order to contribute breakthroughs to the national cancer program and reduce the immediate devastation of cancer, the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center is operating on three fronts:
Educating people about the prevention through pre-screening and lifestyle changes,
Offering victims humane and up-to-the-minute treatment options, and
Performing basic research and clinical trials.
Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the gulf coast and New Orleans, we have been working hard to recover. Along with enormous challenges, these events have given us the opportunity to explore new and innovative ways to bring cancer prevention and treatment to the citizens of Louisiana. To provide these services, we have pioneered partnerships with private oncologists and both private and public hospitals across south Louisiana.
We have partnered with Baton Rouge General Medical Center, the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, and Louisiana Oncology Associates. We continue to enroll patients in both NCI (National Cancer Institute) clinical trials-through the NCORP program-and industry-sponsored pharmaceutical clinical trials.
You can find a list of our ongoing adult and pediatric clinical trials here.
For more information about participating in a clinical trial, please contact Eileen Mederos, our NCORP Interim Program Manager, at (504) 407-7395.