Carcinoid Research Fund — Please Vote for Louisiana State University Health Science Center Foundation (LSUHSC)

Your vote is needed to further carcinoid research!  Ten local charities will be awarded $50,000 by the Gulf Coast Bank through its Community Rewards program.  The LSUHSC Foundation — Carcinoid Research Fund (the NOLA Dream Team!) is one of the charities being considered.  You can vote daily through  March 4.  Click here to vote.

Vote for Carcinoid Research Fund in Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards Competition

The Gulf Coast Bank is committed to giving back to the community it serves.  The bank operates branch locations in 5 parishes in South East Louisiana:  Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and East Baton Rouge.  Any nonprofit or charity located in one of these parishes is welcome to register to participate in Community Rewards.  Voting will end at 5:00 pm, Central Standard Time, on Monday, March 4.

Vote for Carcinoid Research Fund in Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards CompetitionThe Neuroendocrine Program at Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner specializes in the diagnosis and management of all forms of neuroendocrine tumors, of which carcinoid is the most common.  The program is a collaboration between Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) and Ochsner Medical Center.

According to Eugene A. Woltering, MD, ” . . . funding for research in neuroendocrine tumors is extremely difficult to obtain through traditional funding sources like the National Cancer Institute and The American Cancer Society.  We have created a ‘Carcinoid Research Fund’ which will help us further the care of patients with these rare tumors.”

What prompted carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor specialist Dr.  Woltering to become interested in these rare cancers? Listen to Dr. Woltering, currently Section Chief of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery; The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neuroscience; and Director of Surgical Research at LSU Health Sciences Center in Kenner, Louisiana, talk about his days as a medical student at Ohio State and how that led to his passion as a physician.

Please vote daily through March 4 to support carcinoid research.  THANK YOU!!

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