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Mary Bird Perkins and Woman's Hospital team up for new cancer center

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is teaming up with Woman's Hospital to build the Center for Breast and GYN Cancer in Baton Rouge.

The new cancer center will be at Woman's Hospital and will have the goal to provide a better system of care with every available resource in one place, including radiation and chemo therapy.

"Because these physicians will now be located on our campus, they'll have office space in the building," said Teri Fontenot, President and CEO of Woman's Hospital. "We think it's just going to make it more natural for them to collaborate in making sure that a woman has the best care and access to care as possible."

Every thing should be in place next year. In April, a team will travel around the country to get some ideas on what works in other areas.

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