Geriatric Oncology Program


Phone: 504-412-1366


Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology Specialty Services

The Geriatric Oncology Program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program at the LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans. The Program enhances existing Oncology services by creating a setting specifically designed to address the unique needs of older cancer patients and their families under the direction of a team providing clinical expertise and research in the area of geriatric oncology. This program offers this patient population a comprehensive assessment to address their treatment plan using innovative assessments tools.



·     Identify appropriate level of treatment based on latest literature and research

·     Provide the patient and their families with support services and guidance

·     Reduce unnecessary tests and hospital stays

·     Improve the patient and caregivers quality of life and focus on appropriate outcomes


Meet Our Patient Care Team

Dr. Thomas Reske - Geriatric Oncology Program Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Division of Hematology/Oncology and Geriatric Medicine

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Request an Appointment

When patients over the age of 70 are diagnosed with cancer, we now have a new, specialized service for them. These patients can be seen in the Geriatric Oncology Program at the LSU Health Science Center.

All patients over the age of 70 will benefit by taking advantage of this new service, but especially those who have significant medical problems, in addition to their cancer diagnosis, and those already on multiple prescription medications.

The Geriatric Oncology Program of the LSU HSC New Orleans is located at the LSU St. Charles Healthcare Network campus.


Uptown St. Charles Avenue

3700 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70115


 For more information about referring a patient call 504-412-1366.