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West Cancer Center to get more precision treatment options from Foundation Medicine-OneOncology initiative 

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West Cancer Center to get more precision treatment options from Foundation Medicine-OneOncology initiative    By Jason Bolton  – Data Editor, Memphis Business Journal Aug 21, 2020, 8:27am EDT A new partnership will add more genetic biodata to inform West Cancer Center’s personalized cancer treatment arsenal. OneOncology and Foundation Medicine Inc. — a molecular information company — announced Aug…. Read more »

Tele-Visits Now Available for West Patients

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In an effort to further promote social distancing, patients are now able to schedule certain appointments as televisits to speak with their care team from home. Talk to your care team or contact our scheduling department at 901.683.0055 to see if a televisit is right for you!

Choosing the Right Biosimilar for Cancer Care

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Choosing the Right Biosimilar for Cancer Care   The introduction of biosimilars as anticancer therapies was preceded by a period of supportive care biosimilars. Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, describes how he and other clinicians decide which of these agents to use.   Well before biosimilar anticancer agents became available, oncologists gained familiarity using biosimilars… Read more »

Targeted treatments ‘moving the bar’ in metastatic breast cancer

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Targeted treatments ‘moving the bar’ in metastatic breast cancer   Research exploring novel targeted agents for patients with metastatic breast cancer is mounting and spurring excitement in the oncology field. “There really is a lot to be excited about,” Gregory A. Vidal, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at West Cancer Center and Research Institute and associate professor in… Read more »

Dr. Michael Ulm: Feeling Better During Ovarian Cancer Treatment, With the Help of Palliative Care

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Feeling Better During Ovarian Cancer Treatment, With the Help of Palliative Care   Benefits of Palliative Care Palliative care aims to improve a patient’s quality of life during or after cancer treatment Palliative care addresses both physical and psychological symptoms It’s a more holistic approach to treating the whole person, not just their disease A… Read more »

State of the Science Summit: Treatment of Breast Cancer

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State of the Science Summit: Treatment of Breast Cancer   Chair: Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP Institution: West Cancer Center and Research Institute Date: Tuesday, October 29th 2019 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Hilton Memphis | 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis, TN 38120 Participants: Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP | West Cancer Center and Research Institute Michael Berry, MD| West Cancer Center and… Read more »

2019 Great Debates and Updates in GI Malignancies Recap with Axel Grothey, MD

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​At Great Debates and Updates in GI Malignancies, nationally recognized thought leaders take opposing sides on clinical, and sometimes controversial, topics currently disrupting the practice of gastrointestinal oncology. Through comprehensive review of the latest clinical advancements in gastrointestinal malignancies, robust audience engagement, and ample discussion, participants will leave equipped with practical implications and applications to… Read more »

5th Annual West Oncology Conference

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5th Annual West Oncology Conference Dates: Friday + Saturday, February 28 + 29, 2020 Location: THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38116   This meeting will serve as a valuable forum for the presentation and discussion of new research findings. Participants will be provided with an update on practice-changing data… Read more »

Dr. Matthew Ballo and Dr. Yuefang Wang attend CSTRO (Chinese Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology)

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West Cancer Center’s reputation is spreading internationally as a leader in cancer treatments, especially in the management of solid malignancies with Tumor Treating Fields, with the most clinical experience from a single institute. West’s Radiation Oncology Department was honored to be represented by Drs. Matthew Ballo and Yuefeng Wang who spoke at the 2019 CSTRO… Read more »

Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center: Exceeding the standards for superior breast screening and diagnostic services

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Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center: Exceeding the standards for superior breast screening and diagnostic services   Dr. Landrieu has joined Dr. Patricia Turner, Director of Breast Imaging, at the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center this month. Having worked together for over 17 years in high volume breast practices, they have collectively interpreted over 1 million breast… Read more »

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