2023 Top Doctors

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP DOCTORS! Castle Connolly recently announced their 2023 #TopDoc picks, and 18 of our West physicians were selected. Of over 850,000 practicing providers in the U.S., our doctors were chosen though a rigorous 3rd party research process including study of their professional qualifications, education, appointments, leadership, reputation, and disciplinary history. Patients always… Read more »

Conversations for Change

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Here at West, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to reducing cancer disparities.   On Friday, March 3, Dr. Gregory Vidal led a workshop called “Conversations for Change” aimed to encourage conversations about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer to primary care providers in our community.   Discussions included: – Diagnostic Standards… Read more »

Dr. Jason Porter Hosting Lung Cancer – State of the Science Summit

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Dr. Jason Porter has partnered with OncLive to present a Lung Cancer State of the Science Summit! Academic & community-based physicians along with healthcare professionals are invited to attend this meeting on Thursday, May 11 in Nashville, TN. Attendees will expand their knowledge of novel treatment approaches and applying state-of-the-art treatment strategies. Click the link below to register… Read more »

Social Work Awareness Month

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DID YOU KNOW March is National #SocialWork Awareness Month?! This month, we celebrate our West Cancer Center Social Workers for their constant contributions to our patients and caregivers. These ladies use psychology and sociology skills to solve barriers to cancer care – and that is no easy feat! They strive every day to advocate for… Read more »

“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations for Change”

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Our West family is excited to host the upcoming “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations for Change” on Friday, March 3. Aimed to improve pathways for care and end disparities in our area, Dr. Gregory Vidal and several fellow West providers invite primary care providers to this collaborative meeting. Topics include: – Barriers to Access of Cancer Care… Read more »

Patient & Family Handbook

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As a new patient at West Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will receive a detailed new patient handbook upon arrival. This resource offers detailed information about all of our supportive programs, treatment options, team members, and so much more to make sure you have access to important information. English Handbook Spanish Handbook Disabled Person... Read more »

Meet Annie: Church Health Patient & Cervical Cancer Survivor

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Lifelong Memphian and Church Health patient, Annie shares her story of receiving abnormal Pap smear results, later diagnosed as #cervicalcancer. Through our partnership with Church Health, Annie was referred to West Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. Todd Tillmanns, for a hysterectomy and is now enjoying life cancer free! Annie’s story is one of the many that shows… Read more »

Dr. Matthew Ballo and Dr. Madison Michael on GammaTile Therapy

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“GammaTile is a new option for patients with very difficult-to-treat brain tumors. West Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Matthew Ballo, and Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC Neurosurgeon, Dr. Madison Michael, share updates about this new therapy in the video below and its promising results for patients. West, Semmes Murphey, and St. Francis Hospital have partnered together as first… Read more »

“Conversations for Change” hosted by Dr. Vidal

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to reducing cancer disparities. We believe everyone should have the ability to benefit from advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. West Medical Oncologist, Dr. Gregory Vidal, will be hosting a “Conversation for Change” on Friday, March 3 for Primary Care Providers to discuss: – Diagnostic Standards for… Read more »