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” ft. Dr. Michael Ulm, Gynecologic Oncologist at West Cancer Center

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“One of the things we’ve worked really hard to implement in the last 5-10 years is minimally invasive surgeries. It’s something we really believe in! About 95% of our patients with #endometrialcancer are treated robotically, meaning they go home the same day. Overall they do much better, experience much less pain, and they can get… Read more »

Mobile application to support oncology patients during treatment on patient outcomes: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial

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​The Cancer Medicine Journal recently shared an article on a controlled trial that was conducted by our research team to evaluate the efficacy of an app (LivingWith®) that provides self-management support during cancer treatment on quality of life and health care utilization. Click here to read the full article. 

State of the Science Summit: Lung Cancer

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Dr. Jason Porter, will act as program chair for the upcoming OncLive State of the Science Summit! Save the date for Saturday, November 19 from noon to 4pm at the Guest House at Graceland to learn about updates in novel treatment approaches and state-of-the-art treatment strategies. OncLive® State of the Science Summit™ (SOSS) are in-person meetings… 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 »