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Ted Buchanan

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 Tulane Empowers

Med students organize council to improve care
With four student-run community health clinics in operation, Tulane medical students organize an Interclinic Council to share resources.
 
Clinic treats patients and educates students
Tulane medical students run a volunteer clinic each week to provide health care for men with substance abuse problems at Bridge House.
 
Passion for social work leads her to South Africa
December social work grad Leah Krandel implements a weekly feeding scheme for her global field placement.
 
Public-service intern pitches in to help girls
Senior Carolyn Doane works with ‘Girls on the Run,’ an organization that builds young girls’ self-esteem through physical activity.
 
High Marks for Public Service
Public service interns like Andrea Gallagher gain hands-on experience in their majors, while giving back to the community.
 
Best Route to Literacy: Reading to Kids
Author and alumna Berthe Amoss participates in Mortar Board literacy event in Lower Ninth Ward.

$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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