It’s Wednesday, October 22 and 10:44pm 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
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Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana