Cancers We Treat

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West Cancer Center & Research Institute provides a unique patient care model to manage cancer diagnoses. Not only do you as a patient  benefit from a collaboration of specialists across different specialties, but you have access to all of these services in one place. From prevention and treatment to clinical trials and survivorship programs, West... Read more »

Treatment Option Videos

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Our West Cancer Center & Research Institute network is based on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Patients can rest assured that from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, we are here. Providers range from Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists and Surgical Oncologists to In-House Pathologists, Specialized Radiologist, and several Patient Support Programs. The videos below share... Read more »

Disease-Specific Videos

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Below are videos by West Cancer Center providers that are disease specific. Our providers work alongside community partners to create and share information in a format easily understood and accessible. Please know that videos are constantly added to our website and YouTube page as they are created for your education. Click here to navigate back... 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 »

100% Response Rate in Skin Cancer Trial

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Our West family is 1 of only 2 sites across the country to host this clinical trial for patients with recurrent or unresectable skin cancers. “After 12 weeks post-treatment, complete response was observed in all 10 patients (100%)! CT scans at 24 weeks post-treatment showed NO EVIDENCE OF RECURRENT DISEASE in any of the patients.”… Read more »

Meet Amy: Metastatic Melanoma Survivor

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MEET AMY: SURVIVOR OF METASTATIC MELANOMA OF THE LUNGS & BRAIN What a warrior! Amy’s cancer journey has been a wild ride – but her optimism, perseverance, and drive to advocate for her own health (and others) has been her motivation! Amy shares details of her personal battle with cancer in the video below, and… Read more »

Cancer Watch: Clinical Trial with 100% Response Rate

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We have advanced by leaps and bounds in our collective fight against cancer over the last several years. Because of #ClinicalResearch, patients around the world can benefit from new treatments offering improved efficiency, less negative sides effects, and increased survivorship rates. We are so excited to share that an amazing new trial for malignant skin… Read more »

Dr. Matthew Ballo on WREG for Skin Cancer Awareness

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Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Matthew Ballo, was recently featured on WREG News Channel 3‘s “3 Good Minutes” to share information about sun safety and updates in skin cancer treatments and research! He shares “Taking care of your skin and avoiding skin cancer is kind of like taking care of your car. You need to do regular… Read more »

ASCO 2021: Abstract Recommendations From Dr. Ari VanderWalde for Melanoma

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Oral Abstract Session: Melanoma/Skin Cancers Sunday, June 6, 2021; 8:00 AM–11:00 AM EDT 9501 Final analysis of overall survival (OS) and relapse-free-survival (RFS) in the intergroup S1404 phase III randomized trial comparing either high-dose interferon (HDI) or ipilimumab to pembrolizumab in patients with high-risk resected melanoma. KF Grossmann, M Othus, SP Patel, et al Take-Home Message The… Read more »