West Seeks Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Lumpectomy Surgery for Clinical Trial Using Investigational Imaging Technology with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Study Will Assess Impact on Positive Margin Rates West Cancer Center is seeking patients with breast cancer who are undergoing breast-conserving surgery, or a “lumpectomy,” for potential participation in a clinical trial. Dr. Richard Fine, Dr. Michael Berry, and Dr. Richard Gilmore are the breast surgeons participating in this trial. Breast Surgeon, Dr. Richard Fine,… Read more »

West Expands Team with Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

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West Cancer Center & Research Institute is known through-out the MidSouth for cutting edge treatments and their  multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. To  further expand the care team, West is bringing in-house Dr. Nicholas Leonardi, a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon that has been collaborating with their ENT and Breast Surgeons for years. His reputation… Read more »

West Oncology Conference for APPs and Nurses

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We are so excited to announce our upcoming West Oncology Conference for Advanced Practice Providers & Nurses! Hosted by our very own Heather Greene, MSN, FNP, AOCNP and Carrie McKiernon, ANP-FNP, this event will serve as a valuable virtual program for those treating patients with cancer. Participants will learn about the latest developments in multidisciplinary… Read more »

West with Semmes Murphey & St. Francis Hospital are 1st in the MidSouth to offer FDA-cleared GammaTile Therapy for Treatment of Brain Tumors

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 West Cancer Center & Research Institute in Collaboration with Semmes Murphey and St. Francis Hospital is 1st in the Mid-South to Offer a New Targeted Therapy for Brain Tumors    GammaTile Therapy Is Shown to Slow Brain Tumor Progression, Designed to Improve Patient and Caregiver Quality of Life    Andrew Boucher, MD and Madison Michael II,… Read more »

Tour Our Breast Center

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  Our Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center is located inside our Wolf River / Germantown campus and offers a full, comprehensive suite of breast health services. Women can come by for annual mammograms to visit our High Risk Breast Clinic, or receive a variety of imaging services read by our on-site breast-specific radiologists. Our breast surgical… Read more »

Breast Cancer Disparities with Dr. Greg Vidal

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The West Cancer Foundation recently sat down with Dr. Greg Vidal to talk about #breastcancer disparities. A 2014 study funded by the AVON Foundation discovered that Memphis had the highest national rate of breast cancer disparities among black women. They were dying of breast cancer at two times the rate of white women. Since this… Read more »

Memphis Magazine’s Top Doctors

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We are so proud of our West oncology specialists recently named 2022 Top Doctors in Memphis Magazine! Winners are based on nominations from doctors themselves when asked “As a doctor, where would you go if you needed care?” The award of Top Doctor is a prestigious one, not to be taken lightly. As the world… 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 »