KTBS spoke with Dr. Gary Burton about recently released results from the TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial, one of the first clinical trials to examine a method for personalizing cancer treatment. Watch more about how the trial findings can help improve treatment for those diagnosed with certain forms of breast cancer:
Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, recognizing SCD as a public health concern. Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder. SCD affects millions of people around the world, including both adults and children.
The sickle cell clinic, previously located at LSU, is now a part of the Feist Weiller Cancer Center. Our clinic treats many patients with sickle cell disease from central and north Louisiana as well as the northeast Texas area. The clinic has been established since early 1990 and continues to grow.
Dr. Richard Mansour is the medical director for the Adult Sickle Cell Service and Dr. Majed Jeroudi is the medical director for the Pediatric Sickle Cell Service. Feist Weiller Cancer Center provides compassionate and comprehensive care to improve the quality of life for persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease.
Contact Jackie Walton, RN, BSN at (318) 813-1405 for more information.