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 Tulane Empowers

Fruit trees bring more opportunity for Grow Dat
As part of Final Four week, Tulane student-athletes join middle school students in planting satsuma trees at Grow Dat Youth Farm.
 
Medical student learns as he gives back
A second-year medical student, Mike Bosworth benefits from “adopt-a-student” program.
 
Piper Fellow devotes work to maternal-child health
Dr. Paola Maurtua-Neumann, this year’s Piper Fellow, dedicates her career to stopping the spread of infectious diseases from mothers to babies in Peru.
 
‘Teachers make good neighbors’
A 2011 business and political science graduate is using his nonprofit organization to rebuild homes for educators in New Orleans.
 
Pioneer in medical hypnosis marks 60th reunion
Dr. Dabney Ewin, who graduated from medical school in 1951, still teaches hypnotherapy to medical students.
 
Barataria Bay Beckons Coastal Scientists
Researchers such as Alex Kolker are in for the long haul studying the effects of the oil spill in Barataria Bay.

$2 million grant expands minority access to cancer trials

Dr. William “Rusty” Robinson, head of gynecologic oncology at Tulane, will lead the $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. 

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Dr. William “Rusty” Robinson, head of gynecologic oncology at Tulane, says the $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help overcome historic barriers that have prevented minority accruals to clinical research trials in the past. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

 

October 4, 2012

Keith Brannon
kbrannon@tulane.edu 

Tulane University School of Medicine will use a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to increase the number of minority patients enrolled in clinical trials for new cancer therapies, led by Dr. William “Rusty” Robinson, head of gynecologic oncology at Tulane.

The Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MB-CCOP) grant is part of a national effort to support community-based cancer trials that bring in racial and ethnic groups typically underrepresented in clinical research. The Tulane MB-CCOP is one of 17 across the country. More...

 

 

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