Louisiana Tumor Registry Renewal Signed into Law by Governor Landry

June 17, 2024

Governor Jeff Landry and Senator Jimmy HarrisGovernor Jeff Landry visited the LSU Health Sciences Center campus Wednesday, June 5, to sign ACT 404 of the 2024 Regular Legislative Session into law. Presented by Senator Jimmy Harris, this significant act guarantees the ongoing operation of the Louisiana Tumor Registry.

“The Louisiana Tumor Registry is the cornerstone of the LSU School of Public Health, providing students and researchers with opportunities to discover the causes of cancer and develop programs to prevent or reduce its burden,” said Dr. Trapido, Interim Dean of the School of Public Health. “The Governor’s actions improve the Registry’s ability to provide more complete and timely information.”

The Louisiana Tumor Registry, a nationally recognized database critical for health care research and public health efforts, was set up to monitor cancer occurrences and patterns within the state. The June 5 renewed support from the Governor’s Office and this session’s legislative action reflects a commitment to gathering comprehensive data to advance cancer research, treatment and prevention efforts.

Governor Jeff Landry and Senator Jimmy Harris and LSU Health New Orleans personnel for the Louisiana Tumor Registry Renewal Signging“Securing ongoing funding for the Louisiana Tumor Registry is a victory for Louisiana's public health efforts,” said Dr. Steve Nelson, Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans. “This key resource provides researchers with the data they need to develop effective cancer treatments and prevention strategies . We're thankful to Governor Landry and the legislature for prioritizing public health and recognizing the importance of the Tumor Registry.”

This significant legislation was signed against a backdrop of appreciation and acknowledgment at the LSU Health Sciences Center campus. Governor Landry, along with key stakeholders and legislators, emphasized the importance of the Louisiana Tumor Registry in improving healthcare outcomes and strengthening statewide initiatives against cancer.

For further information regarding ACT 404 of the 2024 Regular Legislative Session, visit https://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1380846.

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