West is First in the Region to Offer FDA-Approved PSMA PET/CT Imaging for Prostate Cancer Across All Stages

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West Cancer Center & Research Institute, a pioneer in radiology technology, now has a recently FDA-approved radiopharmaceutical agent: prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA).  This agent will be imaged with our state-of-art PET/CT imaging for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.   According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer… Read more »

Reversing resistance to PD-1 inhibitors with combination immunotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma

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West Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Ari Vanderwalde, MD, MPH is a SWOG (a National Cancer Institute supported organization that conducts clinical trials in adults) investigator and study chair for a trial that addresses advanced melanoma patients who are resistant to PD-1 inhibitors. Over 40% of these patients don’t respond to PD-1 inhibitors, widely used… Read more »

West teams with UofM Loewenberg College of Nursing to Expand Clinical Training in Oncology

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Leader in adult cancer care, West Cancer Center & Research Institute teams with the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing to expand clinical training in oncology for the nursing program.   Cancer is a very complex disease and is best managed by a team of oncology specialists. West Cancer Center & Research Institute (WCCRI… Read more »

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 »

Day of Remembrance: 2021

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Our Annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony is a tribute to honor our patients who have lost their lives. This year, due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, this event will be held virtually. We hope you will join us this Thursday, November 18 by accessing our tribute video here on our West Cancer Center website homepage or… Read more »

Flu Shots Available at West

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FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE AT WEST: Dear West famliy, Our oncology network strongly recommends flu shots for all patients, unless otherwise noted by your physician. We are proud to offer a PATIENTS ONLY walk-in flu shot clinic at our Wolf River/Germantown location beginning Tuesday, October 19 and ending Friday, November 5. The flu vaccine clinic will… 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 »