Who We Are
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center began as a Center for Excellence in Cancer Treatment, Research, Education and Prevention by an act of the Louisiana Board of Regents in 1991.
The Center was named Feist-Weiller Cancer Center (FWCC) in 1997 following a generous philanthropic gift to honor the Feist and Weiller families.
FWCC’s 60,000 square foot outpatient building pictured at left was opened in 2004. The center is located in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is the home to the Hematology and Oncology Department of LSU Health Shreveport.
Each year, the physicians and staff at FWCC treat thousands of patients. Some of the unique features of the center include the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the only bone marrow transplant unit of its kind in a 200 mile radius of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Also, the Center is home to one of only seven St. Jude Affiliate Clinics in the nation. The two pediatric oncologists who oversee the treatment of patients in the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic are the only two trained pediatric oncologists in the region.
FWCC hosts the largest Hematology-Oncology fellowship in the Southeast United States. Each year, sixteen internal medicine physicians are in various stages of their three year training program to become specialized in treating cancers and blood diseases, including Sickle Cell Anemia.
As an academic cancer center, FWCC is awarded millions in national grant funding each year from such places at the National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Department of Defense, and industry partnerships. Patients participate in cutting edge research while receiving the most advanced treatments in the region.