An examination of health care utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic among women with early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

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“Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer require frequent clinic visits for maintenance of therapy. With COVID-19 causing health care disruptions, it is important to learn about how this population’s access to health care has changed.” The study linked below was co-authored by two of our very own – Dr. Gregory Vidal and Andrea Curry, and compares self-reported… Read more »

New Lung Screening Program

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Our West Family is excited to launch a lung screening program at several of our campuses across the MidSouth! Patients and referring providers can schedule an appointment to receive a low-dose CT scan to detect lung cancer early. We accept all major insurance carriers and patients must meet the following criteria: – Between the ages of… Read more »

Determinants of tumor treating field usage in patients with primary glioblastoma: A single institutional experience

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Authors: Matthew T Ballo, Kaitlin W Qualls, L Madison Michael, Jeffrey M Sorenson, Brandon Baughman, Saradasri Karri-Wellikoff, Manjari Pandey Neuro-Oncology Advances, Volume 4, Issue 1, January-December 2022, vdac150, https://doi.org/10.1093/noajnl/vdac150 Some of our West oncologists partnered with Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC providers to author the journal article below entitled “Determinants of tumor treating field usage in… Read more »

Cancer Watch: Clinical Trial with 100% Response Rate

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We have advanced by leaps and bounds in our collective fight against cancer over the last several years. Because of #ClinicalResearch, patients around the world can benefit from new treatments offering improved efficiency, less negative sides effects, and increased survivorship rates. We are so excited to share that an amazing new trial for malignant skin… Read more »

West Seeks Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Lumpectomy Surgery for Clinical Trial Using Investigational Imaging Technology with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Study Will Assess Impact on Positive Margin Rates West Cancer Center is seeking patients with breast cancer who are undergoing breast-conserving surgery, or a “lumpectomy,” for potential participation in a clinical trial. Dr. Richard Fine, Dr. Michael Berry, and Dr. Richard Gilmore are the breast surgeons participating in this trial. Breast Surgeon, Dr. Richard Fine,… Read more »

West Expands Team with Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

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West Cancer Center & Research Institute is known through-out the MidSouth for cutting edge treatments and their  multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. To  further expand the care team, West is bringing in-house Dr. Nicholas Leonardi, a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon that has been collaborating with their ENT and Breast Surgeons for years. His reputation… Read more »

West Oncology Conference for APPs and Nurses

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We are so excited to announce our upcoming West Oncology Conference for Advanced Practice Providers & Nurses! Hosted by our very own Heather Greene, MSN, FNP, AOCNP and Carrie McKiernon, ANP-FNP, this event will serve as a valuable virtual program for those treating patients with cancer. Participants will learn about the latest developments in multidisciplinary… Read more »

West with Semmes Murphey & St. Francis Hospital are 1st in the MidSouth to offer FDA-cleared GammaTile Therapy for Treatment of Brain Tumors

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 West Cancer Center & Research Institute in Collaboration with Semmes Murphey and St. Francis Hospital is 1st in the Mid-South to Offer a New Targeted Therapy for Brain Tumors    GammaTile Therapy Is Shown to Slow Brain Tumor Progression, Designed to Improve Patient and Caregiver Quality of Life    Andrew Boucher, MD and Madison Michael II,… Read more »