Inroads E-Newsletter


March 2024

New Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy Suite Offers Precision Biopsy for Lung Nodules

EJGH Bronchoscopy Suite Ribbon Cutting

Tulane interventional pulmonologist Dr. Ramsy Abdelghani cuts the ribbon at the opening of the new state-of-the-art interventional bronchoscopy suite at East Jefferson General Hospital.


East Jefferson General Hospital proudly announces the opening of a state-of-the-art interventional bronchoscopy suite to enhance minimally invasive detection and diagnosis of lung cancer. Leveraging the leading-edge Ion robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform in conjunction with real-time cone-beam CT imaging, this new combination of technologies revolutionizes the biopsy process for suspicious lung nodules, offering unparalleled precision and effectiveness. East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to be among only a handful of sites across the country with this combination of technologies.
Lung cancer remains one of the most prevalent and deadly forms of cancer in the United States, with early detection playing a crucial role in improving patient outcomes. However, traditional biopsy methods often present challenges, particularly when targeting nodules located in hard-to-reach areas of the lung. The newly opened bronchoscopy suite tackles these obstacles head-on.
“This brand-new bronchoscopy suite at EJ has the latest and greatest technology, allowing us to quickly biopsy nodules in even the most remote and delicate areas of the lungs, with minimal risk and discomfort to the patient,” says Dr. Ramsy Abdelghani, a Tulane board-certified interventional pulmonologist who practices at East Jefferson General Hospital. “Myself and my partner, Dr. David Becnel, were the first to introduce this combination of technologies in the state of Louisiana at Tulane Medical Center in 2022, and we are excited to bring this technology with us as part of the transition to East Jefferson General Hospital.”
The Ion platform employs robotic assistance to navigate the bronchial pathways with unmatched accuracy, enabling clinicians to precisely target suspicious lung nodules regardless of their location within the lung. Combining the Ion robot with cone-beam CT imaging provides clinicians with immediate, high-resolution visualization of the lung anatomy during the procedure, allowing for real-time adjustments and ensuring optimal biopsy site selection. The biopsy is performed through a minimally invasive procedure, which means patients can benefit from reduced discomfort, shorter recovery times, and decreased risk compared to traditional biopsy methods.
 “This marks another milestone in the transition of Tulane Medicine services to East Jefferson General Hospital as we usher in a new era of world-class healthcare right here in Jefferson Parish,” says Greg Nielsen, Interim CEO of East Jefferson General Hospital.  


Tulane and LSU Scientists Collaborate to Identify Epigenetic Links Between Obesity and Breast Cancer

Tulane/LSU Collaborators Obesity and Breast Cancer

The collaborative team of researchers include (from left) Manu Khosla (LSU); Suresh Alahari, PhD (LSU); Carter Arbogast (Tulane); Courtney B. Lagarde (Tulane); Matthew Burow, PhD (Tulane); Megan Benze (Tulane) and Nicole Cullen (Tulane).


Scientists from Tulane University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University analyzed more than 120 research articles on obesity, breast cancer and epigenetics, which culminated in a review article published recently in Oncogene.

Certain lifestyle and environmental factors can affect a person’s epigenetics, which in turn can change the gene expression and activity of cells. The review article discusses the epigenetic alterations that occur with obesity and how they can influence breast cancer.

Investigator Suresh Alahari, PhD, Fred G. Brazda Professor at LSU LCMC Health Cancer Center, collaborated with Matthew Burow, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at Tulane, and Courtney Lagarde, MD/PhD candidate in Tulane University School of Medicine’s Physician-Scientist Program.

“There is a wealth of research on how epigenetic changes can create an environment that is more favorable for cancer to develop but there are very few papers that attempt to tie all of this research together. No one has done this kind of review in great detail and it provides a framework for additional research, laying the foundation for investigating how lifestyle or how health disparities can impact breast cancer,” said Dr. Alahari.

“The review found that the separate bodies of work are actually more related than had been previously thought and that is extremely relevant in Louisiana, which has a greater population affected by obesity, as well as a high incidence of cancers,” Lagarde explained.

Epigenetic alterations — which can be changes in the expression of genes without alteration in the DNA sequence — can occur in response to environmental conditions, to cell stresses, or to metabolic events. Obesity can affect what is happening epigenetically in a tumor microenvironment or in a cell and that can be a mechanism leading to breast cancer tumorigenesis or metastasis.

“There are targets that we can identify by understanding this research, by looking at the epigenetic regulation of a tumor, both the cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment, in the context of obesity," said Dr. Burow. "While genetic components and DNA mutation can influence the development of cancer, other factors such as lifestyle, diet and environmental exposure also impact an individual's risk for cancer through epigenetic alterations. Ultimately, this review asks can we understand how these factors converge at the level of epigenetic changes, and through that find novel targets and treatments?”

The researchers believe the review identified an important area of emerging research to address the impact of diet and lifestyle on cancer incidence, and to address healthcare inequities and disparities that exist within Louisiana, an important area of research for both the Tulane Cancer Center and the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, a collaborative hub for the work of more than 200 researchers from across the state and four member institutions – Tulane University School of Medicine, LSU Health New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Ochsner Health.

The team of Tulane and LSU scientists intend to pursue additional funding opportunities to investigate epigenetic connections between breast cancer and obesity.

Study Examines Impact of Patient-Caregiver Dynamics On End-of-Life Decision-Making

Patient & Caretaker

Although you would expect most patients to prioritize comfort near the end of life, many instead elect to receive aggressive treatments -- such as chemotherapy -- which can undermine their quality of life. 

"Men in Western cultures tend to receive more aggressive end-of-life treatments than women, consistent with norms regarding masculinity, strength and toughness," said Michael Hoerger, PhD, associate professor of psychology and psychiatry. "But studies assessing the influence of patient gender on end-of-life care have largely overlooked the context in which many of these decisions tend to occur." Specifically, there's a growing body of work finding that family caregivers participate meaningfully in treatment decision-making. Therefore, considering both patient and caregiver characteristics is necessary for a better understanding of decision-making around end-of-life care.

In an effort to explore this dynamic, Hoerger and his team undertook a retrospective study examining the effects of two possible determinants that have been shown to individually influence healthcare utilization and decision-making -- gender and personality.

They analyzed data from the VOICE randomized clinical trial that examined the effects of an intervention on patient-centered communication at two sites in Sacramento and Western New York. The sample consisted of 134 patient-caregiver dyads or "teams" receiving care in outpatient oncology settings. Patients were diagnosed with either a stage IV nonhematologic cancer or a stage III nonhematologic cancer where their survival prognosis was less than 12 months.

At baseline, caregivers participating in the study were asked to complete the Big Five Inventory, a personality test that measures, among other things, self-reported "openness" (i.e., open-mindedness, preference for variety, intellectual curiosity, and cognitive flexibility). Hoerger and his team cross-referenced those results with data regarding patients' receipt of intravenous or oral chemotherapy and any emergency department/inpatient visits in the 30 days before death, key indicators of the aggressiveness of end-of-life treatment.

"The data revealed a significant interaction between patient gender and caregiver openness on receipt of chemotherapy," said Brenna Mossman, a PhD candidate working under Dr. Hoerger's mentorship and lead author on the study. "When caregivers had low to moderate levels of openness, men were more likely than women to receive chemotherapy in the 30 days before death, which was in line with the typical gender-based treatment norms. However, when caregivers had high levels of openness, men were less likely than women to receive chemotherapy, reversing gender-based treatment norms."

This research illustrates that gender differences in end-of-life care utilization are not necessarily straightforward and may be moderated by caregiver personality. "But even more broadly, these results help to contextualize the importance of the relationship and underscore the significant influence of caregivers as part of the overall care team," said Mossman. "Within the literature, caregiver influence is under-researched. Additional studies are needed to better explore these relationships in an effort to improve patient care."

Cancer Crusaders 17th Annual Golf Tournament Drives Hope and Funding for Cancer Research


Cancer Crusaders Golf Tournament 2024 Flier

The Cancer Crusaders 17th Annual Golf Tournament takes place Monday, April 8, at Chateau Golf & Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner.

This premiere event was started 17 years ago by cancer survivor Mark Mitchell, who wanted to do something to provide more treatment options for cancer patients here in New Orleans. All funds raised through the golf tournament — as with all Cancer Crusaders fundraisers — are divided equally between the cancer research programs at Tulane Cancer Center and LSUHSC's Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center. Through the hard work of its membership and the generosity of its donors and supporters, total funds raised by the organization since its founding in 1976 exceed $5 million.

And they're just getting started! So, if you like to golf, here's your chance to make a difference in the fight against cancer while doing what you love!

Sponsor participation from many local restaurants and beverage vendors is what sets this tournament apart. The four-person scramble also offers:

A putting contest with a guaranteed prize winner
5 hole-in-one prize opportunities, including a new car and a trip to the 2024 Ryder Cup
4 closest-to-the-hole contests with guaranteed prizes
Raffles for a variety of fabulous prizes
Breakfast, awards banquet dinner, player gift bags and MORE!

Registration begins at 10 AM, the putting contest for all registered golfers at 10:30 AM and the shotgun start is at noon. The putting contest finals, after party and awards banquet begin at 5 PM.

Every hour of every day a person dies of cancer in Louisiana. That statistic is what fuels every member of this organization, along with their steadfast belief that "the answer to cancer is research." Please help them to continue making a difference by signing up for the tournament today. There are several sponsorship opportunities available, as well as openings for individual golfers and foursomes. If you're unable to participate but still want to support the cause, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. For more information on all of these options, please visit the tournament website.

See you on the course April 8!

Bedazzle That Bra and Join the Fun at Krewe de Pink's Pink Bra Run


Krewe de Pink's Annual Pink Bra 5K Run/Walk & 8-Mile Bike Ride, benefiting Tulane Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Fund, is Saturday, April 20.
The event takes place atop the Mississippi River levee in Old Gretna and offers participants some of the most picturesque views of the New Orleans skyline in the area.
Show up in running gear or show up in costume! Remember, this is a PINK BRA Run/Walk/Ride….so go ahead and bedazzle that bra and come out and enjoy. Even the dogs wear bras!
For more information on the event, check out the below or visit


DATE: Saturday, April 20

RUNNERS: Check In / Bib Pick-up and Same-Day Registration will be outside the Rivershack, 714 1st St., Gretna, from 7 AM to 7:30 AM. Race start time is 8 AM.
RIDERS: Check In and Same-Day Registration: Please arrive at the Algiers ferry landing no later than 7 AM for the 7:30 AM start time. Route maps will be distributed at check in.

WALK/RUN – 5K event starts and ends at the Gretna Ferry Landing, near the Rivershack
BIKE RIDE - starts at the Algiers Ferry Terminal, continues for eight miles through Federal City, Algiers Point and Old Gretna, and ends at the Pink Bra Runner’s Finish Line Celebration at Rivershack.

$40 through April 19 at noon
$45 on Race Day
YOUTH (13 years of age and younger)
$25 through April 19 at noon
$30 on Race Day
FAMILY (2 Adults and 2 Youths)
$110 through April 19 at noon
$130 on Race Day

Each participant who is pre-registered by April 6 will receive a T-shirt at check-in and a medal at the finish line. Be sure to order your T-shirt size online by April 6. T-shirts may not be available for day-of registrants.

First-, Second- and Third-place medals for both males and females overall
First-place youth male and female placement medals (13 years and younger)


  • Traditional red beans & rice, jambalaya, beer and refreshments
  • Awards
  • Best Decorated Bra Contest
  • Music and Dancing

Ample street parking available surrounding the race venue.

Visit Eventbrite by clicking here.

Krewe de Pink is a 501(c3) organization made up solely of volunteers whose mission is to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and prevention. Each year Krewe de Pink hosts unique, New Orleans-style fundraising events, including the Pink Bra Run, Krewe de Pink Prom, and Death by Chocolate NOT Breast Cancer. Dollars raised by the organization benefit Tulane Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Fund.


Previous Issues...

February 2024
Researchers Developing Possible Blood Test for Early Detection of Liver Cancer
Tulane Receives $1.6 Million to Develop Nanoscale Drug Delivery
Tulane Cancer Center Welcomes New Administrative Director
Krewe de Pink Exceeds $240K in Donations to Breast Cancer Research Fund
ACS Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed: Use Your Drive For Good!

January 2024
Tulane Doctors Extend Their Reach in 2024 - "We're Not Going Anywhere; We're Going Everywhere!"
Study Compares Outcomes of Less- to More-Aggressive Surgeries for Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas
Welcome Jorge Caso, MD — New Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology
Pink Games Raise a Cumulative $284,000 for Tulane Cancer Center's Patient Relief Fund
New Orleans Pelicans Game to Benefit Cancer Crusaders

December 2023
Tulane Surgeon Provides New Robotic Option to Help Combat Pancreatic Cancer
New Study Has Found a Way to Stop Key Lung Cancer Protein
Two Tulane Research Pioneers Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
Looking for a Way to Make a Meaningful Difference This Holiday Season?

November 2023
Researcher Studies Role of 'Cellular Post Office' in Lung Cancer Growth & Metastasis
Robotic Bronchoscopy Program Helping Detect Lung Cancer Earlier Than Ever Before
New ACS Lung Cancer Screening Guideline Increases Eligibility
Tulane's Low-Dose CT Lung Screening Saves Lives
The American Cancer Society Has Tools & Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
Save The Date: Cancer Crusaders Mardi Gras BINGO BASH

October 2023
New MRI-Guided Wireless Tumor Localization Revolutionizing Breast Conservation Surgery at Tulane
Tulane Doctor Says Colonoscopy Still Best Tool for Prevention / Early Detection of Colon Cancer
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023 Outlines Pivotal Advances / Persisting Challenges in Cancer Research & Care
Ladies Leukemia League Kicks Off the Holiday Season With Annual Fête de Noël Luncheon
Krewe de Pink Prom a Meaningful & Pinktastic Night!

September 2023
Researcher Developing Microscope that Can Shorten Time from Biopsy to Cancer Diagnosis
Robotic Bronchoscopy Program Helping Detect Lung Cancer Earlier Than Ever Before
Findings Show Substantial Racial, Ethnic and Geographic Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Rates
Will You Go to the Prom With Us?  And Help Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

August 2023
Tulane Cancer Center Faculty Members Named 'Top Doctors' in New Orleans
Examining an Anti-Breast Cancer Molecule as a Target for Future Drug Discovery
August is Immunization Awareness Month: Tulane Oncologist Says Vaccine is Best Protection for Cervical Health
ACS Patient Transportation Grant Helps Lift Barriers to Cancer Care
Cancer Crusaders Celebration of Life Luncheon to Honor 11 Local Cancer Survivors

July 2023
Tulane Only Center in Louisiana Accredited to Offer CAR-T Cell Therapy for Some Hematologic Malignancies
New AI System That Decodes Fruit Fly Behaviors ‘Pivotal’ for Future Human Genetics Research
ACS Study Shows Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing Globally, Except Liver Cancer in Males and Lung Cancer in Females
Death by Chocolate a Sweet Success

June 2023
Arts in Medicine: Transforming the Treatment Experience & Healing the Spirit Through Art
ACS Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed: Use Your Drive For Good!
National Cancer Survivor Month
Help Patients Through Their Survivorship Journeys With A Gift to our Patient Relief Fund

May 2023
Prostate Cancer Biorepository: Connecting Patients, Clinicians & Researchers in the Fight Against Cancer
Zhen Lin & William Wimley Awarded Ladies Leukemia League Grants
ACS & NFL Team Up to Develop Online Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
The Answer to Cancer is Research....AND the Cancer Crusaders
You Had Me at Chocolate! Unique Fundraiser Benefits Breast Cancer Research
Pink Bra Run Participants Brave the Weather to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

April 2023
Tulane Cancer Center's 30th Anniversary: New Partnerships, New Leadership & New Possibilities
First Lady of the United States visits Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Study: More Paid Sick Leave Results in More Cancer Screenings
Pink Bran Run 2023: A Walk / Run / Bike Ride & Festival Benefiting Breast Cancer Research

March 2023
VA Merit Award Grant Supports Research Into Biomarkers for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Tulane Cancer Center Interim Medical Director Appointed
Study Finds Why Immunotherapies Don’t Work on Hardest-to-Treat Breast Cancers
American Society of Hematology Honors Chancellor Donald, MD
American Cancer Society Unveils New Interactive 3D Anatomy Gallery
Golf for a Cure at the 16th Annual Cancer Crusaders Golf Tournament
Local Student Athletes Lend Cancer Patients a Helping Hand
Krewe de Pink Makes Record-Setting Donation to Breast Cancer Research Fund

December 2022
The Year In Review: Ending 2022 With Gratitude & Optimism

November 2022
Two Million Life-Years / $21 Billion in Earnings Lost Annually Due to Smoking-Associated Cancer Deaths
Tulane's Low-Dose CT Lung Screening Saves Lives
WWL Highlights World's First Breast Cancer Survivor Helped by Technology Born at Tulane
Robes Provide Comfort to Breast Cancer Patients at Tulane
Ladies Leukemia League Ushers in the Holidays with Their Fête de Noël Fundraiser
Blue Ribbon Soirée Surpasses $1 Million Mark in Funds Raised for Prostate Cancer Research
Krewe de Pink "Sweet Survivors"/Others Honored at City Council's Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 2022
Machado Awarded $2.4 Million Grant to Study Role of Macrophages in Breast Development
AACR Cancer Progress Report Highlights Advances that Improve, Extend & Save Lives
11th Annual Blue Ribbon Soiree
ACS Patient Transportation Grant Helps Lift Barriers to Cancer Care
Trevino Named Honorary "Shucker" for ACS "Shuck Cancer" Fundraiser
NOLA Bluedoo Fest Raises Awareness & $170K for Prostate Cancer Research
Artist-In-Residence / MedArt Volunteers Celebrate Completion of Clinic Mural

September 2022
NOLA Bluedoo Fest Returns
COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Breast, Cervical, Colorectal Cancer Screenings by Millions in 2020
Tulane Cancer Center Comprehensive Clinic Mural Progress Report
Learn Everything You Want to Know About Prostate Cancer - From the Experts
Cancer Crusaders to Honor Cancer Survivors at Annual Luncheon
Krewe de Pink Holds Pink Prom

August 2022
It's Bluedoo Time!
Tulane Cancer Center Faculty Members Named 'Top Doctors' in New Orleans
Newly Revealed Data Suggests Rates of a Rare Skin Cancer Are Increasing in Louisiana
Learn Everything You Want to Know About Prostate Cancer - From the Experts

July 2022
Tulane Health System Launches Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsy Procedures
Arts in Medicine Mural Installation to Celebrate Survivorship & Inspire Hope
NOLA Bluedoo Set for September 17

June 2022
Researcher Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study How Some Breast Cancers Evade the Immune System
Cancer Biologist to Lead Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Tulane Offers Minimally Invasive Skin Cancer Treatments That Can Save Lives
Dance to Make a Difference at the Seersucker & Sass Summer Gala
Krewe de Pink Presents Death by Chocolate...NOT Breast Cancer

May 2022
Three Tulane Investigators Receive Ladies Leukemia League Research Grants
NOLA Bluedoo is BACK!
Irma Thomas Gets Animated About the Importance of Clinical Research Trials
Return of the Pink Bra Run Was Fun – and Meaningful – for All!
Cancer Crusaders Raise $141K for Cancer Research at Tulane & LSU

April 2022
Researcher Awarded $2 Million NIGMS Grant to Study Biology of "Jumping Genes"
Tulane and New Orleans VA Researcher Receives Funding for Prostate Cancer Breakthrough
The Pink Bra Run is Back!  Join The Fun – In Person or Virtually
One Man Shoot Raises $130K for Prostate Cancer Research

March 2022
FDA Approves Pluvicto™ for Eligible Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
New Findings May Lead to Personalized Treatments for Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
"One Man Can Make a Difference" at the One Man Shoot Sporting Clays Event
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Gunning for a Cure Sets Record - $340K Raised for Prostate Cancer Research

February 2022
Exploring the Role of "Activated" Foods in Human Health / Cancer Prevention
AACR Releases Report Outlining Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Research and Patient Care
Annual Gunning for a Cure Sporting Clays Event to Benefit Prostate Cancer Research
February is National Cancer Prevention Month: The ACS Reminds You to "Get Your Tests"
Annual "Pink Games" Surpass $250K Mark in Funds Raised for Patient Relief

January 2022
Study Links Louisiana's Severe Air Pollution to Dozens of Cancer Cases Each Year
Tulane Professor Elected to National Academy of Inventors
Krewe de Pink Donates $27.5K to Tulane's Breast Cancer Research Program

December 2021
$3.1 Million NCI Grant Supports Development of Potential Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer
Looking Back and Looking Forward:  Our Year in Review

November 2021
Tulane University Study Uses Artificial Intelligence to Detect Colorectal Cancer
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Tulane's Low-Dose CT Lung Screening Saves Lives
Let the "Great American Smokeout" Be Day One of Your Tobacco-Free Life
Blue Ribbon Soirée Celebrates 10th Year, Raising $155K for Prostate Cancer Research
Honoring Breast Cancer Survivorship

October 2021
Researcher Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Faulty DNA Repair & Cancer Risk
Tulane Urology Acquires First Single-Port Da Vinci Surgical Robot in the Gulf South
The Department of Surgery Welcomes David Pointer, MD
Cancer Crusaders Postpones 20th Annual Celebration of Life Luncheon

August 2021
Tulane Cancer Center Faculty Honored as "Top Doctors" in Their Fields
Join Us! Community Webinar on Prostate Cancer
Shedding Light on Light: Can Daytime Indoor Lighting Impact Your Health / Cancer Risk?
Fly Bayou: The Tiny Fruit Fly Helps Researchers in the Fight Against Cancer

July 2021
NCI's Annual Report to Nation: Overall Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline
Liquid Biopsy Analysis Reveals Genetic Differences in Advanced Prostate Tumors
USPSTF Lowers Recommended Age to Begin Colon Cancer Screenings
Chancellor Donald, MD, Honored as a "Health Care Hero"

June 2021
Researcher Awarded $1.74 Million to Study Role of Virus in HIV-Associated Lung Cancer
Molecularly Targeted Radiation Therapy Extends Survival for Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer
Head & Neck Cancer Surgical Clinic Opens on the Northshore
Cancer Crusaders Raise $81K for Research Despite Challenges of COVID-19
"Chocolate Extravaganza" to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

May 2021
Tulane World Leader in Molecularly Targeted Radiation Trials for Prostate Cancer
New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Include Broader Patient Population
Calling All Chocoholics!  Indulge Those Cravings And Make a Difference
Join Our 1st Interdisciplinary Urothelial Carcinoma Workshop

April 2021
Researcher Investigates Possible Link Between Obesity and Colon Cancer
New Faculty Member Broadens Tulane's Fruit Fly Research Program
$50K ACS Award to Assist Patients in Getting to Treatment Appointments
Pink Bra Run Goes VIRTUAL This Year!
Department of Urology Launches Men's Health Webinar Series

March 2021
Tulane Cancer Center First in Region to Offer MRI-Guided Perineal Prostate Biopsy
Doctors Should Address Reduced Sense of Taste and Smell in Cancer Patients, Tulane Study Says
Tulane Cancer Center Receives American Cancer Society Lodging Funds
Annual Sporting Clays Event Raises $180K for Prostate Cancer Research
Department of Urology Launches Men's Health Webinar Series

February 2021
Want a Rapid Second Opinion?  Tulane Cancer Center Doctors Are Standing By
Krewe de Pink Donates $25K to Breast Cancer Research Program
Annual Pink Games Surpass $200K in Funds Raised for Patient Relief
Department of Urology Launches Men's Health Webinar Series

December 2020
Progress in a Year of Unprecedented Challenge
Tulane Cancer Center Welcomes New Office of Clinical Research Director
Cancer Crusaders Raise $131K for Cancer Research at Tulane/LSU

November 2020
New Thoracic Oncologist Spearheads Development of Lung Cancer Program
Researchers Identify Marker That May Predict Whether Lung Cancer Likely to Spread
Tulane / ACCC Host Urothelial Carcinoma Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

October 2020
VIRTUAL Krewe de Pink Prom Benefits Breast Cancer Research Program
Kidney Cancer Association Hosts First Annual Virtual Patient Symposium
Tulane / ACCC Host Urothelial Carcinoma Workshop for Healthcare Professionals
Liver Cancer Treatment Showing Positive Results, Tulane Study Says
Community Webinar on Prostate Cancer Posted to YouTube
Many Thanks to Our 2020 NOLA Bluedoo Donors

September 2020
Join Our Community Webinar on Prostate Cancer
Patient Stories - Cyril Harvey, Jr.
NOLA Bluedoo is Canceled, BUT Prostate Cancer Research Support is Still Needed!

August 2020
Clinical Trial to Test Effectiveness of Drug in Treating Cancer Patients with Severe COVID-19
Join Us for our Virtual Community Seminar on Prostate Cancer
Gynecologic Oncology: Diverse Team of "Women Caring for Women"

June 2020
$792K ACS Grant to Help Metastatic Cancer Patients Understand/Access Palliative Care
Tulane Scientists Find a Switch to Flip and Turn off Breast Cancer Growth and Metastasis
$100K Kay Yow Cancer Fund Grant to Raise Clinical Trial Awareness In Minority Patients
Fruit Flies Help Shed Light on Tumor Formation, Migration and Growth

May 2020
Tulane Seeks Recovered COVID-19 Patients to Volunteer as Plasma Donors for Clinical Trial
A Ray of Hope in the Crisis, Dr. Kendra Harris Shines Light on Needs of Healthcare Providers
ACS Grant to Help Cancer Patients Overcome Transportation Barriers Especially Critical Now
Study Targeting Tumor Genetic Mutations Yields ‘Practice Changing’ Results for Prostate Cancer Treatment
Gunning for a Cure 2020 Raises $220K for Prostate Cancer Research

February 2020
Spike in U.S. Colorectal Cancer Rates From Age 49 to 50 Suggests Many Cases Likely Undiagnosed Before Screenings
Gunning for a Cure: Making a "Tremendous Difference" to Prostate Cancer Research
Radiation Oncologist Audrey Dang Returns to NOLA / Joins Tulane's Team
Death by Chocolate: A Sweet (and Savory!) Success
Pink Games Initiative Sets New Record in Effort to Assist Local Cancer Patients

January 2020
Radiation Oncology to Unveil New Linear Accelerator / Patient Care Area
Krewe de Pink Presents Death by Chocolate
Tulane Health First in Region to Offer Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

December 2019
Our Year in Review

November 2019
Kidney Cancer Day: Connecting Patients to Care Teams
Tulane Researcher is Editor of Journal Issue Honoring 40th Anniversary of Key Cancer Discovery
Pickup Truck for the Cure Raffle Extended - Winner to be Pulled June 1, 2020

October 2019
Tulane Study Reveals Dim Light at Night May Promote Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone
Cancer Cells Turn to Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy
Tulane School of Medicine Welcomes Neuro-Oncologist Christopher Trevino, MD
Sixth Annual NOLA Bluedoo Raises $143K for Prostate Cancer Research
Cancer Crusaders Support Research/Celebrate Life at Annual Luncheon
Blue Ribbon Soiree Closing in on $1 Million Raised for Prostate Cancer Initiatives
Krewe de Pink Continues Their Support of Breast Cancer Research with $35K Gift

August 2019
Tulane Lakeside Hospital Now Offering 3D Breast Biopsy
16 Tulane Cancer Center Faculty Named "Top Docs" by New Orleans Magazine

July 2019
Flemington Team Awarded $2.3 Million For Virus-Related Malignancies Research
Our Summer Drive is ON!
Bryan Subaru / LLS Distribute Blankets, Art Kits & Messages of Hope to Cancer Patients

May 2019
Win a Truck & Help Cure Prostate Cancer
Researcher's Publication Honored as "Top 100" by Scientific Reports
New Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic Enhances Care / Convenience
In the Pink: 4th Annual Pink Bra Run Raises Spirits/Funds for Breast Cancer Research
Cancer Crusaders Raise $171K for Tulane/LSU Cancer Research Programs

April 2019
Researcher Awarded $1.8 Million NCI Grant to Study New Targets for Rare Pediatric Cancer
Meet Us at the Levee: Pink Bra Run to Benefit Breast Cancer Research!
2019 One Man Shoot Continues the Mission - Making a Difference in Fighting Prostate Cancer

March 2019
Exploring "Dark Matter of Genomes" Could Shed Light on Cancer Risk
Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Grant Supports Training of Aspiring Female Scientists
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Q & A - "Screening Saves Lives"

February 2019
Improving Access to Care Top Priority for New Genitourinary Cancers Expert
Study Finds Genetic Risks Associated With Prostate Cancer are Underestimated
Greenberg Family Endowment Boosts Fight Against Prostate Cancer
8th Annual One Man Shoot: Proving "One Man Can Make a Difference"
Gunning for a Cure Sets New Record, Raising $220K for Prostate Cancer Research
Tulane Medical Students Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

January 2019
New Gynecologic Oncologist Aims to Reduce Cervical Cancer Rates in NOLA
Tulane Study Finds Potential Role for Personality Psychology in Cancer Care
Sixth Annual Gunning for a Cure Benefits Prostate Cancer Research
Student Athletes Provide Much-Needed Financial Assistance to Cancer Patients

December 2018
Improving Early Prostate Cancer Detection: Latest Technology Combines Imaging/Biopsy Tools to Improve Accuracy of Diagnosis
Advanced Cancer Patients Can Live Longer with Palliative Care, Tulane Study Says
Serve and Assist: Student Athletes Raise Funds for Patient Relief

November 2018
Prostate Cancer Patients Target of New $1.6M Tulane Study
Tulane Opens Novocure Trial for Patients with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
The Great American Smokeout ® - Quitting Starts Here!
8th Annual Blue Ribbon Soiree Sets Record, Raising $130K for Prostate Cancer Research
Krewe de Pink Celebrates New Orleans-Style, Donating $35K to Breast Cancer Research!

October 2018
Researcher Examines Role of DNA-Damaging Elements in Aging/Age-Related Diseases
Lynch Syndrome Can Lead to Cancer — Why Physicians Don't Test For It
Fifth NOLA Bluedoo a Record-Setting Success - Raises $193K for Prostate Cancer Research

August 2018
Tulane Cancer Center to Host Free Prostate Cancer Seminar
Fifth Annual NOLA Bluedoo Celebrates Prostate Cancer Survivorship New Orleans-Style
Tulane Doctor Elected to Elite Surgery College

July 2018
Tulane Welcomes Kendra Harris, MD, MSc - New Interim Chair of Radiation Oncology
Nakhle Saba Receives Ladies Leukemia League Grant to Study New Target for ALL
Bryan Subaru & LLS Bring Comfort to Patients Through Subaru Loves to Care Initiative

June 2018
Repurposed Drug Approach May Halt Spread of Cancer Cells
Tulane Head and Neck Experts Lead Call for HPV Vaccines
American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

May 2018
Tulane Cancer Center Now Offering Imaging Tool to Detect Recurring Prostate Cancer
Grant Supports Smoking Cessation Education for Outpatient Mental Health Facilities
It's All About the Pink - Third Annual Pink Bra Run Supports Breast Cancer Research
Cancer Crusaders Donate $169,000 to Tulane/LSU Cancer Research Programs

April 2018
Grant Supports Smoking Cessation Program for Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Med Student Takes Top Honors at Recent Meeting
State Rep. Julie Stokes to Lead 3rd Annual Pink Bra 5K Fun Run
7th Annual One Man Shoot Raises $130,000 for Prostate Cancer Research
Grant Supports Smoking Cessation Program For Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

March 2018
Researcher Explores Unique Genetic Mutation Associated with Liver Cancer
Healing Hands Across the Divide: Evolving to Address Cancer Disparities
Gunning for a Cure Raises $192K for Prostate Cancer Research

February 2018
Tulane Oncologist Outlines Prostate Cancer Treatment Advances in New England Journal of Medicine
Pink Games raise money — and hope — for patients fighting cancer

May 25, 2017
Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy Works Better for African-American Men
Cancer Crusaders Present Check for $210K
Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered at Downtown Dermatology Clinic
National Cancer Survivor's Day Celebration Planned
Second Annual Pink Bra Run - Great Fun for a Great Cause

April 25, 2017
"Scarless Thyroid Surgery" on Agenda at Thyroid/Parathyroid & Skin Malignancies Symposia
Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered at Covington Clinic
Second Annual Pink Bra Run Scheduled for Mother's Day Weekend

April 11, 2017
Tulane Researcher Shows Education Can Ease Fear in Cancer Patients
Thanks A Million!

March 10, 2017
Komen Grant Supports Study of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
One Man Can Make a Difference: 6th Annual One Man Shoot Takes Aim at Prostate Cancer
2017 Gunning for a Cure Fundraiser Exceeds $500,000 Goal!

February 16, 2017
Leading Study Backs Hormone Therapy With Radiation for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Victory Bell: Donation Helps Cancer Patients Celebrate Survivorship

February 3, 2017
Genetic Counselors Help Patients Better Understand Inherited Cancer Risk
Perez Family Targets Prostate Cancer Through Sporting Clays Event

January 26, 2017
Tulane Researchers Find Tumor-Suppressing Protein Actually Promotes Cancer
Tickled Pink: Local Student Athletes Assist Breast Cancer Patients