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Memphis Medical Quarterly Goes Inside West Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division

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For more than twenty years, West Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division has provided rapid access to the most comprehensive treatment for women across the Mid-South. Beginning with the hiring of Linda Smiley, MD, FACOG in 1995, West Cancer Center integrated a more refined and targeted approach to patient care, delivering customized – and multidisciplinary –… Read more »

West Cancer Center Welcomes Drs. Ratliff and Verrier

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Effective April 3, Drs. Ratliff and Verrier will join the West Cancer Center faculty as the newest board certified Medical Oncologists & Hematologists. With more than 30 years of collective experience delivering compassionate, patient centered care, this exceptional group of care providers will advance the West Cancer Center mission to provide patients access to the most innovative and comprehensive services available for their cancer journey.

West Cancer Center Awards Intramural Grants for Research

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Projects focus on collaboration, translational methodology to drive impactful patient outcomes MEMPHIS, TENN., February 15, 2017 – West Cancer Center announced today that it has awarded four intramural grants for cancer research. The awarded grants, each valued at $50,000, were among the almost 20 proposals received by West Cancer Center for its annual grant awarding… Read more »

West Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division To Be Featured At Society Of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting

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Faculty, Residents and Fellows contribute abstracts accepted for presentation at 2017 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer® Congratulations to West Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division, who successfully submitted seven abstracts for acceptance at the SGO’s  Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 12-15, 2017 in National Harbor, MD. Since 1969, women’s health care professionals have convened at… Read more »

Corinth Nurse Receives American Cancer Society Excellence In Best Practice Award

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Jerri Simpson instrumental in development of on-site “Look Good Feel Better” Program  Jerri Simpson, RN-BC, OCN, has received the 2016 Excellence in Best Practice Award from the American Cancer Society. An Infusion Nurse at West Cancer Center’s Corinth location, Jerri was instrumental in the local development and implementation of the American Cancer Society’s Look Good… Read more »

Lung Cancer Screening Program Launched To Bridge Access To Care In Memphis

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(Memphis, TN)—November 2, 2016 — A new initiative to help get current and former smokers screened for lung cancer is launching locally in Memphis. The local program is part of a three-year project overseen by the American Cancer Society, Christ Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), and West Cancer Center to develop… Read more »

West Cancer Center Recertified For Cancer Care From Largest Oncology Society In United States

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QOPI Certification Program recognizes nation’s leading cancer institutions dedicated to highest quality care MEMPHIS, TENN., October 12, 2016 – West Cancer Center has received reaccreditation by the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). QCP builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and provides a three-year certification… Read more »

Just In: New Avon Foundation-funded Breast Cancer Study Finds Black Women Are Dying At Higher Rates Than White Women

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Study cites significant decrease, however, in the disparity in Memphis, Philadelphia and Boston markets over the study period NEW YORK, NY – October 3, 2016 – Today, the Avon Foundation for Women released a new study on the Black:White disparities in breast cancer mortality in the 50 largest cities in the United States between 2005 and… Read more »

West Cancer Center’s Blood & Marrow Transplant Program Receives FACT Accreditation

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MEMPHIS, TENN., September 15, 2016 – West Cancer Center announced today that its Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program has received accreditation for both autologous and allogenic transplantation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).  Acknowledged in the industry as the threshold for excellence in cellular therapy, including bone marrow or cord… Read more »

West Cancer Center Joins OncLive In Strategic Alliance Partnership

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New collaboration to publicize advances in cancer research and treatment PLAINSBORO, N.J. (August 10, 2016) – OncLive® welcomes West Cancer Center,the Mid-South’s leading cancer treatment and research organization, to its Strategic Alliance Partnership program. In the new partnership, OncLive’s editorial and marketing teams will publicize important news and announcements from West Cancer Center. Founded in… Read more »