Tour Our Breast Center

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  Our Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center is located inside our Wolf River / Germantown campus and offers a full, comprehensive suite of breast health services. Women can come by for annual mammograms to visit our High Risk Breast Clinic, or receive a variety of imaging services read by our on-site breast-specific radiologists. Our breast surgical… Read more »

Breast Cancer Disparities with Dr. Greg Vidal

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The West Cancer Foundation recently sat down with Dr. Greg Vidal to talk about #breastcancer disparities. A 2014 study funded by the AVON Foundation discovered that Memphis had the highest national rate of breast cancer disparities among black women. They were dying of breast cancer at two times the rate of white women. Since this… Read more »

New Breast Conservation Surgery Clinical Trial

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Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Announces Initiation of First Clinical Trial Site at West Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tennessee Pivotal study to determine the impact of Perimeter B-Series OCT with ImgAssist AI on positive margin rates during breast conservation surgery    Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc., a medical technology company driven to transform cancer surgery… Read more »

The DeAngelo Williams Foundation to Fund 106 Mammograms for Uninsured or Underinsured Memphians with Grant to West Cancer Foundation

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The DeAngelo Williams Foundation doubled their donation to West Cancer Foundation, providing 106 mammograms to women in need with their 53 Strong for Sandra initiative   West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach, announced today a donation to provide 106 mammograms to… Read more »

West Cancer Center, Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium and Rabble Health Announce Initial Results Of Care Pathway Initiative

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Results from a partnership to address disparities and enhance the quality of breast cancer care at Memphis-based West Cancer Center & Research Institute were announced today. The program is sponsored by Amgen. “Our goal is to reduce breast cancer-related mortality disparity rates of Black women in the Memphis area, where the current disparity rate is approximately 70 percent –… Read more »

2021 West Oncology Conference

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The 6th Annual West Oncology Conference 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 on women’s cancers, genitourinary malignancies, disparities in cancer care, gastrointestinal cancers, hematological malignancies, and lung cancer in a practical and interactive format, fostering discussion… Read more »

Dr. Lee Schwartzberg on HER2– HR+ Breast Cancer: Tesetaxel & Capecitabine

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Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, of the West Cancer Center, discusses phase III results from the CONTESSA study, which showed that an all-oral regimen of tesetaxel plus a reduced dose of capecitabine significantly improved progression-free survival compared with capecitabine alone in patients with HER2-negative, hormone receptor–positive metastatic breast cancer previously treated with a taxane (Abstract GS4-01)…. Read more »

Dr. Gregory Vidal Discusses Use of Patient Registries in Neratinib Study

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Gregory Vidal, MD, PhD, West Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses the methodology of the Neat-HER study on neratinib in the extended adjuvant setting in HER2-positive breast cancer.   Gregory Vidal, MD, PhD, of West Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses the methodology of the Neat-HER study on neratinib in the extended adjuvant setting in… Read more »