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Our Community Efforts
Quality of Life Initiatives
The Glen-Zadeck Canine Program is a therapy dog program providing appropriate animal companionship. Dogs from the Glen Retirement System visit Feist-Weiller Cancer outpatient clinics on a monthly basis.
Cancer Speakers Program
Invite Feist-Weiller Cancer Center professionals to speak at your health event. Feist-Weiller Cancer Center professionals are happy to share their research and trends in the early detection of cancer, as well as the treatment and prevention of different types of cancers.
Available topics include:
Call 318.813.1423 to consult with a presentation coordinator.
SMART, SUPER, and BioStart Programs
SUPER is the Summer Undergraduate Experience in Research program in which undergraduates receive research training during the summer through the LSUHSC Shreveport Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience. SUPER is funded by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), the LSUHSC Shreveport Department of Pharmacology, a grant from Chesapeake Energy, and other generous donors through the LSU Health Sciences Foundation.
BioStart is a semester-long laboratory internship program for seniors in the four-year Biotechnology Academy at Southwood High School. This is a magnet program available to qualifying Caddo Parish students. BioStart's pilot year (2009/2010) has been funded by donors of the Biomedical Research Foundation, especially the Women's Philanthropy Network. The BioStart program is currently under consideration for national funding by the NIH.
Partners in Wellness
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Partners in Wellness program allows everyone in Central and North Louisiana access to essential cancer screenings and education materials regardless of ability to pay. Partners in Wellness is a free health screening program .
Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program
Do particular types of cancer run in your family? Does your lifestyle put you at risk for developing cancer? Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program (HCRAP) can help determine your risk. HCRAP has helped more than 1,300 patients to date. HCRAP advises community hospitals about genetic testing and patient referrals. HCRAP promotes breast cancer awareness throughout the community and tests high-risk individuals for genetic mutations. Other hereditary cancers addressed include colon, endometrial, kidney, tumors of unknown origin, and other rare hereditary syndromes.
LA Cancer Control Partnership
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Louisiana and Louisiana cancer mortality rates rank among the highest in the nation. The Louisiana Cancer Control Partnership (LCCP) is a coalition of public agencies, state academic and research institutions, and community-based private and volunteer organizations whose mission is to reduce the burden of cancers. The LCCP-Action Through Planning mission is to reduce cancer disparities by providing a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated approach to the continuum of cancer control delivery beginning with prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, palliation, and survivorship through the end of life. The Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan compares state and national statistics, and also explains the disparities, preventive strategies, and treatment centers in Louisiana.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, as part of LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, has partnered with the LSUHSC School of Public Health and the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living (TFL) to provide tobacco cessation services to LSUHSC Shreveport patients, hospital employees, and the communities we serve. Cessation services are facilitated by the Tobacco Control Initiative, which provides evidence-based interventions that are cost effective, appropriate, and acceptable to patients.
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