After grim diagnosis, former Entergy CEO gives $1 million to Ochsner clinical trial initiative for cancer patients

Three years after stepping down from the top job at Entergy Corp., New Orleans’ lone Fortune 500 firm, Wayne Leonard’s retirement took a bad turn. After being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer,Leonard was referring to Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway, where he is involved in a new initiative designed to tailor a cancer patient’s treatment to information found within their tumor’s genetic profile. That information can be used to match patients with early-phase clinical trials and enable them to participate in innovative therapies still under development.

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