2022 West Oncology Conference

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We are so excited to announce West Cancer Center’s 7th Annual West Oncology Conference on February 25-26, 2022.  A distinguished panel of speakers from both West and cancer centers across the country, will present and discuss new research findings in oncology education. Participants will be provided with updates on practice-changing data in women’s cancers, genitourinary cancers, hematological… 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 »

Dr. Noam VanderWalde Publishes Study on Disparities in Older Adults

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Dr. Noam VanderWalde, one of our incredible Radiation Oncologists here at West, is extremely passionate about geriatric oncology care. Below is a link to his most recent cooperative group publication, entitled “Disparities in older adult accrual to cancer trials: Analysis from the alliance for clinical trials in oncology (A151736).” Click the link below to read… Read more »

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 »