Dr. Lee Schwartzberg, Dr. Kurt Tauer and Dr. William H. West

In 1979, Dr. William H. West began a journey to provide the very best medical oncology to the Memphis area. According to Dr. West, he was “commissioned” to the charge when his own mother passed away from breast cancer during his senior year of college. Beginning with opening a small two room clinic in downtown Memphis, to recruiting two of the brightest stars in the field – Dr. Kurt Tauer and Dr. Lee Schwartzberg – Dr. West always felt passionate about bringing world-class cancer care to his local community.

After practicing as a medical oncologist at The West Clinic for many years, Dr. West shifted from his role as practitioner to researcher and now, fundraiser. Through it all, his quest remains the same – to ensure that his Memphis community receives the very best in cancer care.

As Dr. Kurt Tauer says, “We couldn’t envision a better leader for this effort than Dr. William West. He has always been relentless in his vision to providing the local community with not only the best available treatment, but also the best minds to create even better treatments that the world has yet to see. With his leadership, and with the help of generous donors and grateful patients, we can begin to see a world where cancer doesn’t have quite the grip on our community that it once did.”

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality cancer care and clinical research throughout the cancer journey, while respecting the quality of life – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Our Vision

Our vision is to continually innovate, research and educate in order to advance the highest quality, compassionate, patient-centered and personalized cancer care.

Our Core Values

Patient Centered: Our care is for the individual, as well as their loved ones. We’re not just treating the disease – we’re treating the entire person.

Research Driven: Our treatments include the latest state-of-the-art breakthroughs, researched and developed by our expert team of physicians and scientists.

Compassionate: We’re with you on this journey. We care for you and will be by your side – every step of the way.

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Learn more about how to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to our oncology specialists here at West Cancer Center.