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West Cancer Center: Virtual Oncology/Hematology Multidisciplinary Conference

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Here at West Cancer Center & Research Institute, we are proud to host our own virtual tumor boards, or Multidisciplinary Conferences, multiple times each week. In these multidisciplinary conferences, we bring together a variety of providers from different disciplines and even institutions to talk about patient cases. It is in these conferences that a group… Read more »

West Welcomes New VP of Pharmacy, Camille Hill

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It is with great excitement that our West Cancer Center and Research Institute network adds a new leadership role to our Division of Pharmacy. Camille Hill, PharmD has recently accepted a newly created role of Vice President of Oncology Pharmacy Services, which has become a vital aspect for our network as West continues to grow…. Read more »

David Portnoy, MD, FACP Previews Immunotherapy Breakthroughs – Shaking Up Frontline SCLC Paradigm

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Click here to view this full article on OncLive.com.    The addition of immune checkpoint inhibitors to chemotherapy has led to durable responses and improved survival without increased toxicity in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), according to David C. Portnoy, MD, FACP, who added that biomarkers of response to this approach and a… Read more »

Palliative Care: Patient Case Review

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West Cancer Center Palliative Care Physician, Dr. W. Clay Jackson, recently co-authored a case report alongside fellow, Jessica Rich, DO, published in Consultant 360. The two detail a patient case regarding pain in a man with opioid-use-disorder who is taking medication assisted therapy.   Pain in a Man With Opioid Use Disorder Who Is Taking… Read more »

How Dr. Matthew Ballo helped transform West into a holistic cancer center

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written by Jason Bolton  –  Data Editor, Memphis Business Journal   Click here to view article on Memphis Business Journal website.   Creating a collaborative community of care is an important concept for Dr. Matthew Ballo. In 2014, Ballo was recruited to Memphis to head up the radiation oncology department at West Cancer Center — then called The… Read more »

Regional One & West Partner at Midtown-Memphis Location

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Regional One Health and West Cancer Center Partner to Provide Cancer Care at Midtown Location Regional One Health and West Cancer Center and Research Institute have partnered to bring exciting changes to the Midtown cancer center. Effective March 1, 2021, the West Cancer Center Midtown location has transitioned to a hospital outpatient department of Regional… Read more »

119 Publications in Distinguished Journals in 2020

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Trust your cancer care to our providers at West Cancer Center & Research Institute who authored 119 publications in distinguished medical journals in 2020 alone. We are standing behind our name and respected by leaders in oncology care. Matthew Ballo: VanderWalde NA, Martin MY, Kocak M, Morningstar C, Deal AM, Nyrop KA, Farmer M, Ballo… Read more »

West Cancer Center & Research Institute, through affiliate OneR & Genentech, Launches New Clinical Trial Targeting Actionable Mutation Study in Cancer

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Matching patient populations with a targetable genomic alteration to a specific investigational study is the aim of a new clinical trial through OneR and Genentech. This partnership will facilitate collaborations on various clinical trials, scientific research and real-world data studies that will advance personalized cancer care at community oncology centers like West. “With too many… 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 »

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