Head & Neck Cancers

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The treatment of head and neck cancers involves both eliminating the cancer and providing the latest reconstructive procedures to restore patients’ appearance plus ability to swallow and speak. At West Cancer Center & Research Institute we have a team of specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology,  radiology, pathology, plastic & reconstructive surgery, psychology, speech therapy,... Read more »

Standard-of-Care Treatment Approaches for HR+/HER2 Early Breast Cancer ft. Dr. Gregory Vidal

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In a recent OncLive Peer Exchange, Dr. Gregory Vidal partnered with a panel of breast oncology experts to discuss the standard-of-care treatment approaches for early-stage HR-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer.   Topics include: – Evolution of HER2-negative management – Updates in HR-positive treatment – Importance of genetic testing – Utilization of endocrine therapy – BRCA mutations and… Read more »

Meet Judy: Esophageal Cancer Survivor

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Meet Judy: Esophageal Cancer Survivor   Judy came to our West family after she and her husband moved from Florida to Memphis post-retirement. While in Florida, Judy was at high risk for developing esophageal cancer and received frequent screenings to ensure early detection. She was ultimately diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer and would have… Read more »

Sarcoma

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Although sarcomas are rare, representing only 1% of cancer types, at West Cancer Center & Research Institute, we have a team that specializes in treating this form of cancer. Our sarcoma team manages soft tissue tumors, which comprise approximately 80% of all sarcomas and bone tumors. Our multidisciplinary team works together to diagnosis the specifics... Read more »

Updates in GI Cancers with Dr. Axel Grothey

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Exciting updates in GI Cancers! Dr. Axel Grothey from West Cancer Center shared groundbreaking insights at the Total Health Spring Oncology Review and Renew Conference. He highlighted major advancements in targeted therapies and precision medicine for GI cancers. Here are the key highlights: Gastro-Esophageal Junction (GEJ) Cancers: Dr. Grothey revealed a new biomarker, Claudin 18.2… Read more »

Cancer Updates: Free Dinner Series for Regional Providers

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CALLING ALL REGIONAL PROVIDERS From now through November, our West family is partnering with Total Health Conferencing to host “Cancer Updates: A Dinner Series for Community Care Teams.” These dinners will consist of educational discussions designed for oncologists, pharmacists, advanced practitioners, and nurses involved in the treatment of various cancers. Each tumor-focused program is comprised… Read more »

Gynecologic Cancer

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There are over 110,000 new gynecologic cancers diagnosed each year in the US and 79% of patients in the Mid-South trust in West Cancer Center & Research Institute for their care. We treat all gynecologic cancers including Uterine, which is the most common, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulvar and Vaginal. Our team of specialists include gynecologic oncologists,... 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 »

Lung Cancer

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Our lung cancer team is recognized by the community as exceptional from prevention and diagnosis to the latest treatments. Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but the good news is the growing number of new therapies. At West Cancer Center & Research Institute, our specialists can provide you with new... Read more »

Dr. Noam VanderWalde on Geriatric Oncology

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Geriatric Oncology is a strong field of interest for our Radiation Oncologist and Co-Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Noam VanderWalde. In this podcast, he discusses the importance of personalization for older cancer patients alongside Dr Akila Viswanathan (Johns Hopkins Medicine) and Dr Ben Movsas (Henry Ford Cancer Institute – Detroit). Click here to listen!