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West Cancer Center, Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium and Rabble Health Announce Initial Results Of Care Pathway Initiative

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Results from a partnership to address disparities and enhance the quality of breast cancer care at Memphis-based West Cancer Center & Research Institute were announced today. The program is sponsored by Amgen. “Our goal is to reduce breast cancer-related mortality disparity rates of Black women in the Memphis area, where the current disparity rate is approximately 70 percent –… Read more »

West Joins ‘Advancing Inclusive Research’ Site Alliance

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West Cancer Center, Memphis, Tennessee; City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California; Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, San Antonio, Texas; O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; comprise the new Advancing Inclusive Research® Site Alliance. This coalition of clinical research sites aims to advance the representation… Read more »

West and Saint Francis Healthcare Announce Joint Relationship

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West Cancer Center and Saint Francis Healthcare Announce Joint Relationship New affiliation includes first-in-the-Mid-South cancer urgent care center     West Cancer Center and Research Institute and Saint Francis Healthcare today announced an agreement to advance and increase access to cancer care in the Mid-South. This collaboration is supported by multi-million dollar investments in cancer… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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