American Cancer Society awards transportation grant to Ochsner

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For a second consecutive year, Ochsner Baton Rouge announces a $5,000 transportation grant from American Cancer Society to help patients receiving cancer treatment at Ochsner Cancer Center Baton Rouge and Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove. These funds will be used to address the transportation needs of cancer patients living in the greater Baton Rouge region.

Cancer patients undergoing treatment frequently require assistance getting to and from facilities, often creating a financial and logistical burden. Far too many residents in and around Baton Rouge will learn that they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment may be one of their greatest roadblocks.

“Transportation should not be a barrier to treatment,” said Dr. Burke “Jay” Brooks, chairman of Ochsner’s Baton Rouge hematology/oncology department. “These programs are vital for patients to get the cancer care they need and deserve.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an Ochsner practitioner, call 225-761-5200 or visit to schedule online. For additional information about American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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