LAResearchResearch for Louisiana's Future


7 Strategic Research Areas

  • Cancer
  • Neurosciences
  • Cardiovascular
  • Infectious Disease
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Oral Health
  • Public Health


Louisiana Tumor Registry

  • Improves survival and quality of life for all cancer patients in LA
  • Collects information from the entire state on the incidence of cancer
  • Identifies more than 90% of all cancer cases soon after diagnosis
  • Data guides cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survivorship
  • Nationally-recognized award winning annually since 1997



  • LA has one of the poorest survival rates for cancer patients in the US
  • NCI-funded consortium between LSUHSC-NO, LSUHSC-S and Mary Bird Perkins - OLOL
  • Integrates teams of clinicians and researchers to expand access to state-of-the-art cancer clinical trials across the state, especially to minority & underserved patients