It’s Thursday, July 24 and 5:42am 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
Hungry? There are 176 restaurants and 32 sidewalk cafes in Downtown New Orleans
"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
New Orleans named a 2009 American Fast City Fast Company
Downtown Clean Teams work around the clock, making it one of the cleanest downtowns in the country.
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
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 home to several public parks, include Lafayette Square, Mississippi River Heritage Park and Duncan Plaza
Downtown's Arts District is home to 18 art galleries and 5 museums.