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 »

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 »

New Statement Format

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West family, we are excited to launch a new look for our billing statements and online payment portal! Beginning January 1, 2023, patient will notice a new and improved format to their mailed statements, including a detailed and itemized breakdown of charges. Our online payment portal allows for individual accounts so past and current payment… Read more »

Free Smoking Cessation Workshops

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IS YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TO QUIT SMOKING? Patients are encouraged to join our *free* smoking cessation workshops in January, February, or March at our Wolf River campus. With a total of 9 session options, patients will receive free tips, support, and information on pharmaceutical options to help quit smoking. No registration is necessary. For… Read more »

An examination of health care utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic among women with early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

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“Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer require frequent clinic visits for maintenance of therapy. With COVID-19 causing health care disruptions, it is important to learn about how this population’s access to health care has changed.” The study linked below was co-authored by two of our very own – Dr. Gregory Vidal and Andrea Curry, and compares self-reported… Read more »

New Lung Screening Program

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Our West Family is excited to launch a lung screening program at several of our campuses across the MidSouth! Patients and referring providers can schedule an appointment to receive a low-dose CT scan to detect lung cancer early. We accept all major insurance carriers and patients must meet the following criteria: – Between the ages of… Read more »

Determinants of tumor treating field usage in patients with primary glioblastoma: A single institutional experience

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Authors: Matthew T Ballo, Kaitlin W Qualls, L Madison Michael, Jeffrey M Sorenson, Brandon Baughman, Saradasri Karri-Wellikoff, Manjari Pandey Neuro-Oncology Advances, Volume 4, Issue 1, January-December 2022, vdac150, https://doi.org/10.1093/noajnl/vdac150 Some of our West oncologists partnered with Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC providers to author the journal article below entitled “Determinants of tumor treating field usage in… Read more »