2024 Think Pink Luncheon

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Our West family is so proud to support the annual Think Pink Memphis luncheon! <br> This weekend, Dr. Jason Porter and Dr. Carmel Verrier participated in the expert panel discussion, sharing information about: Screening guidelines Current treatment and surgical options Importance of physical therapy for pre- and post-surgery Resources available across the Mid-South <br> This… Read more »

Dr. Jason Porter details groundbreaking research for NSCLC

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Dr. Jason Porter details groundbreaking research for KRAS-mutant NSCLC during a Targeted Oncology Community Case Forum. 🎉 Explore the CodeBreaK 100 and CodeBreaK 200 studies, showing promising results and insights into new treatment strategies. Read more about the accelerated approval of new treatment options, and their impact on patients’ lives. Let’s revolutionize #LungCancer care together!… Read more »

Exciting News in Lung Cancer Treatment, ft. Dr. Jason Porter

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Exciting News in Lung Cancer Treatment   Dr. Jason Porter joins Dr. Maya Khalil, Dr. Brian Mitzman, and Dr. Rami Manochakian in discussing the strides made in improving patient outcomes with immunotherapy and targeted therapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).   The group talks about several new clinical trials demonstrating promising results for high… Read more »

Best of ASCO – Memphis Conference

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This past weekend, Drs. Bradley Somer, Gregory Vidal, and Jason Porter hosted presentations at the Best of ASCO – Memphis Conference! This Post ASCO review showcased abstracts from highly rated presentations and the latest research in oncology education. Our physicians helped lead several discussions including: Dr. Jason Porter: – “Personalizing Treatment for Adult Patients with… Read more »

Skin Cancer

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As the largest organ in the body, your skin performs so many key functions from protection from the environment to infection control. Our skin cancer team at West Cancer Center & Research Institute is trained to manage all forms of skin cancer with the latest clinical trials, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. We have specialists that... Read more »

Updates in GI Cancers with Dr. Axel Grothey

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Exciting updates in GI Cancers! Dr. Axel Grothey from West Cancer Center shared groundbreaking insights at the Total Health Spring Oncology Review and Renew Conference. He highlighted major advancements in targeted therapies and precision medicine for GI cancers. Here are the key highlights: Gastro-Esophageal Junction (GEJ) Cancers: Dr. Grothey revealed a new biomarker, Claudin 18.2… Read more »

Gynecologic Cancer

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There are over 110,000 new gynecologic cancers diagnosed each year in the US and 79% of patients in the Mid-South trust in West Cancer Center & Research Institute for their care. We treat all gynecologic cancers including Uterine, which is the most common, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulvar and Vaginal. Our team of specialists include gynecologic oncologists,... Read more »

Lung Cancer

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Our lung cancer team is recognized by the community as exceptional from prevention and diagnosis to the latest treatments. Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but the good news is the growing number of new therapies. At West Cancer Center & Research Institute, our specialists can provide you with new... Read more »

Dr. Noam VanderWalde on Geriatric Oncology

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Geriatric Oncology is a strong field of interest for our Radiation Oncologist and Co-Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Noam VanderWalde. In this podcast, he discusses the importance of personalization for older cancer patients alongside Dr Akila Viswanathan (Johns Hopkins Medicine) and Dr Ben Movsas (Henry Ford Cancer Institute – Detroit). Click here to listen!

Conversations for Change

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Here at West, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to reducing cancer disparities.   On Friday, March 3, Dr. Gregory Vidal led a workshop called “Conversations for Change” aimed to encourage conversations about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer to primary care providers in our community.   Discussions included: – Diagnostic Standards… Read more »