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Nutrition Workshops

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Join WCC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Anita Vincent, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Wolf River campus at 12pm a free nutrition workshop open to all patients, their loved ones, and staff!​ Sessions are listed below: Tuesday, Jan 8: Nutrition 101 – Back to Basics Thursday, Jan 24: Herbs & Supplements – Garlic Tuesday, Feb. 12:… Read more »

Heather Greene on Common Treatment-Related Toxicities in mRCC

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Heather Greene, a nurse practitioner at West Cancer Center, discusses common treatment-related toxicities in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). In terms of anti-VEGF tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), healthcare providers should be aware of potential diarrhea, hypertension, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia, as well as skin and hair depigmentation, says Greene. Patients who are receiving mTOR inhibitors should be… Read more »

Welcome, Dr. David Robins!

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West Cancer Center is proud to introduce Dr. David B. Robins, MD our newest Pathologist to join our team. Dr. Robins completed his medical school training at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1982. He then did his residency in anatomic pathology and a surgical pathology fellowship (with added emphasis in gynecologic pathology) at… Read more »

Dr. Somer on Immunotherapy Combinations in mRCC

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Bradley G. Somer, MD, associate professor of hematology/oncology, head of strategic expansion/development, University of Tennessee West Cancer Center, discusses the potential for immunotherapy combinations in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). In the CheckMate-214 study, the combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) showed a clear survival advantage over the frontline standard-of-care sunitinib (Sutent)… Read more »

Dr. Vaena on the Importance of Risk Stratification in Prostate Cancer

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Daniel Vaena, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist, West Cancer Center, discusses the importance of risk stratification in prostate cancer. It is important to remember that patients need to be carefully selected for treatment based on risk stratification, says Vaena. There are many new therapeutic agents available to patients with metastatic disease and castration-naïve disease; however,… Read more »

New Video Ministry Series

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As we move into holiday season, our Integrative Oncology department is launching a video ministry series for patients, caregivers, and staff members! Be on the look out each Wednesday for a video message from our Spiritual Council, including our very own Chaplain, Makeba Garrison! Our Council will be addressing things like grief, gratitude, meditation, and… Read more »

Men Over 40, September is Light Blue Ribbon Month

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September is light blue ribbon month, also known as Prostate Cancer Awareness month It’s a time to recognize a disease that will cause the death of an estimated 30,000 men this year, one that affects one in nine men here in the U.S. African-American men are impacted in even greater numbers. One in six African-American men will develop… Read more »