Governor John Bel Edwards is addressing Louisiana’s high cancer rates in an effort to develop a statewide improvement strategy Friday.
According to a news release, Louisiana has the fourth-worst cancer outcomes in the United States with more than 175 people dying from cancer every week.
Data also shows significant racial disparities across populations and regions of the state.
Governor Edwards and some of the state’s most prominent health officials are trying to change that.
Joined by the likes of Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee, Edwards will reveal how the support of various health care, business, government abd community leaders from across the state will contribute to this plan of action.
The sportsman’s paradise leader will begin his remarks on Friday, May 11 at 10:45 a.m. from the Clairborne Building, which is located on 1201 N. Third Street.