Breast Cancer

Louisiana cancer study to provide in-state clinical trials [Video]

“So I know I'm taking the actual drug, and we hope over time and study that this will protect my heart,” said McKinnon-Hicks.

NEW ORLEANS — Each year in Louisiana more than 25,000 people hear the words, ‘You have cancer.’

Many will wonder how they can afford to get treatment away from home.

Now you can look for the latest treatment, through local clinical trials, all in one place.

For nearly two years Liliclaire McKinnon-Hicks has been fighting breast cancer.

“I was diagnosed with HER2-positive cancer. And at that point a few months, shortly thereafter, we found out I'm a stage 4. It's in my liver. It was in my spine, and it was in my lymph nodes,” said Liliclaire McKinnon-Hicks.

Brent Ramirez is also fighting advanced cancer. His started as prostate cancer. Both he and Liliclaire turned to clinical trials in Southeast Louisiana for the latest investigational treatments.

“I …

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