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La. Cancer Foundation donates $10K to ULM’s Sylvester for cancer research

Published December 8, 2023

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CAPTION:Pictured L-R: Cancer Foundation League Board President Debbie Sawyer, Dr. Paul Sylvester, LCF Executive Director James Adams, LCF Assistant Director Donna Jackson 

MONROE, LA – The Louisiana Cancer Foundation continued its support of ULM’s Paul Sylvester, Ph.D. with a $10,000 donation to support Sylvester’s cancer research. The donation made on December 6 marks the 18th year that the LCF has donated to Sylvester’s work, bringing the total amount donated to $180,000 over that time.  

The check was presented to Sylvester by LCF Executive Director James Adams, Assistant Director Donna Jackson, and Cancer Foundation League Board President Debbie Sawyer. The Cancer Foundation League is affiliated with LCF and serves as a fundraising arm for the foundation. The donation will help Sylvester continue his research of tocotrienols, a rare natural form of vitamin E that has displayed potent anti-cancer effects.  

Sylvester, an endocrinologist, joined the ULM College of Pharmacy in 2001. He is the Associate Dean of Research and Pfizer, Inc. B.J. Robison Endowed Professor of Pharmacology.  

The Louisiana Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit established in 1999. Since that time the LCF has funded 84 cancer screenings, which have included 10,131 patients. The LCF has donated $296,688 to ULM over the years including their donations to Dr. Sylvester’s cancer research, as well as the Teresa Marsala Memorial Nursing Fund in the Kitty Degree School of Nursing. The LCF has also funded a $50K endowed scholarship for students who are cancer survivors or who have been impacted by cancer in their families.  

The LCF holds regular cancer screenings throughout northeast Louisiana. For a full list of upcoming screenings and more information about the foundation, visit www.lacancerfoundation.org.