NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)

NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)

The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport was designated as a Center for Excellence in Cancer Research, Treatment, and Education in 1993. The Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center is a 550-bed tertiary acute-care hospital that has 16 beds dedicated to oncology patients and 12 beds for Bone Marrow Transplants (BMT) patients. The 60,000 square foot outpatient building is designed as a multidisciplinary outpatient facility, it also houses the FWCC Clinical Cancer Research program with more than 100 protocol treatments offered. The building consolidates all outpatient treatment of cancer patients in a convenient single site equipped so all care can take place within. Included in the facility are adult hematology/oncology, breast health center; pediatric hematology; surgical oncology, two outpatient surgical suites and two Endoscopy suites; ENT oncology with speech pathology and laryngectomy support; hematology/oncology specific laboratory and pharmacy; radiology services including digital mammography, diagnostic radiology and fluoroscopy, stereotactic procedures, CT, bone densitometry, and C-arm; and a resource library. In addition to the ambulatory treatment, FWCC also provides genetics counseling for prevention and detection, data registry, support groups for cancer patients, patient education, quality assurances for both inpatients and outpatients, and patient relations, which pursues quality-of-life issues and patient satisfaction. Case management and social services personnel work with agencies for hospice and home health care follow-up. Radiation therapy is available in the adjacent main hospital facility, as is PET imaging. Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is accredited by JCAHO, ACR, and ACoS. Feist-Weiller Cancer Center has only one sub-affiliate at the present time that enrolls patients into NCORP trials.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Monroe Medical Center is the only Sub-affiliate of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. It is a 247-bed, public hospital with 48 physicians servicing a 12-parish area in northeast Louisiana. The hospital operates an extensive system of hospital-based outpatient clinics, including a family medicine clinic, where patients receive high-quality primary and preventive care. Inpatient services include family medicine, medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology and psychiatry. For diagnostic services, the hospital has a state-of-the-art MRI system and 24-hour teleradiology for offsite and after-hours readings. The hospital is accredited by JCAHO.

 

Contact

John P Rowell, RN, MSN, CCRC
Director Of Clinical Research
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
jrowel@lsuhsc.edu