It’s Wednesday, October 1 and 11:14am in Downtown New Orleans.
The new Louisiana Cancer Research Center, currently under construction at the corner of Tulane and S. Claiborne Avenues in downtown New Orleans, is the first, major post-Katrina construction in the city’s growing biosciences district. It will serve as the physical embodiment of the Consortium’s work and will help the Greater New Orleans area continue to establish itself as a hub for state-of-the-art medical research, quality healthcare, and as a teaching epicenter for the next generation of Louisiana doctors and researchers.
Through the work of its member institutions – LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System – the LCRC has developed a collaborative cancer alliance whose mission is to develop a coordinated cancer research and education program that optimizes discovery and development of innovative cancer therapies; lead to innovative clinical treatment programs offering new opportunities for early detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer in our region; and promote regional economic growth. LCRC researchers attract over $30 million in federal cancer research grant funding per year to the region, despite decreased federal research budgets and sharply increased competition.
DETAILS1700 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans, LA 70112
"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
New Orleans ranked #2 employment market in the country Manpower
Downtown is at the center of 12 neighborhoods that are home to almost 40,000 residents with a strong income and education profile
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.
New Orleans named a 2009 American Fast City Fast Company
New Orleans ranked #1 Most Improved on "Best Cities for Business" Wall Street Journal Marketwatch