318 Forum - Towanno Alexander, RT, Project Manager for Partners In Wellness at LSUHS, shares information on how LSUHS is supporting cancer prevention and treatment in our community and abroad. "Everyone agrees that early detection and prevention are key in cancer survival."
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center News
KSLA12 - LSU Health Shreveport is excited to host its second annual cancer survivorship walkathon on Saturday, May 13.The walkathon was started after medical student, Tanner Ward, saw a need in the community to celebrate their friends and loved ones.
KTBS3 - A group of LSU Health Shreveport students put together Survivor Saturday Walking Group for cancer survivors on Saturday mornings at 9 am at Betty Virginia Park with a big walkathon to be held May 13.
KALB5 - The LSUHS Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Partners in Wellness mobile screening unit is traveling through North Louisiana to offer mobile cancer screenings.
On Monday, December 5th, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center held a present wrapping party today on the LSUHS campus to benefit the children of FWCC's adult sickle cell patients.
KSLA12 - Overall, the breast cancer death rate dropped 43 percent between 1989 and 2020. However, Black women have a 40 percent higher mortality rate than other ethnic groups then it comes to breast cancer. Dr. Sarah Thayer, Director of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSUHS shares more about these disparities.
KSLA - Dr. Sarah Thayer, Director of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSUHS talks about the risks, family history, and how to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Newswise - Sarah Thayer, MD, PhD, Director of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSUHS, was elected as a new board member of the Association of American Cancer Institutes during the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, October 2-4.
KTAL6 - September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Dr. Richard Mansour, professor of Medicine at LSUHS talked about the deadly disease. “In Louisiana, the numbers are about 270 cases with 190 deaths. About two out of three patients get it, die from it.”
318 Forum - Ron Nierman, MA, LPC, CGP and Jackie Walton, RN, support group leaders at LSUHS's Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, share important information about Sickle Cell Disease with strategies for prevention and treatments.
SB Magazine - Dr. Richard Mansour, professor of medicine and program director of hematology/oncology fellowship at LSUHS, shares about understanding and treatment advances in ovarian cancer from his vast experience over the years, as well as increased survival rates.
Family Living Magazine - Dr. Sarah Thayer, Director of the LSUHS Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, shares, "We know that a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming and filled with uncertainty. The good news is there are presently 2.8 million survivors of breast cancer."
Check out our most recent annual report, highlighting our successes and work over the past year.
Thanks to the generous sponsors and attendees, more than $130,000 was raised to support the important cancer treatment, research and education that takes place at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center through this year's Life Savers fundraising event.