It’s Saturday, October 25 and 12:27pm 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
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
New Orleans listed as 1 of 5 safe havens to ride out the recession Christian Science Monitor
New Orleans tops New Geography's list of "America's Biggest Brain Magnets" NewGeography.com
Hungry? There are 176 restaurants and 32 sidewalk cafes in Downtown New Orleans
$3.4 billion invested Downtown since 2005
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.
Louisiana ranked #1 State of the Year Southern Business & Development
New Orleans named Major Market of the Year Southern Business and Development