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WEST FIGHT ON

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​West Fight On returns to Shelby Farms Park on September 11, 2021   Get ready to cycle, run, or walk to beat cancer! West Fight On benefiting West Cancer Foundation will be LIVE and IN-PERSON this September!   This signature fundraising event will return to its home at Shelby Farms Park on Saturday, September 11,… Read more »

Dr. Daniel Vaena Co-Presented Data from Phase I Study at ASCO 2021

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Dr. Daniel Vaena, Director of Experimental Therapeutics Program at West Cancer Center Research Institute, co-presented updated data from Compugen Ltd.’s Phase 1 dose escalation and expansion study of COM701 as a monotherapy, and in a dose escalation combination study with Opdivo® (nivolumab)   Vaena states “Although these results are very preliminary, they suggest that targeting… 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 »

First in the Region to Offer MRI-Guided Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer

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New technology and treatments for cancer are ever changing. Researching and providing innovative, curative therapies are a top priority at West Cancer Center. Now women managing cervical cancer will have access to MRI-guided brachytherapy treatment as an option – first available in the MidSouth, right here at West. According to the American Cancer Society, cervical… 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 »

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