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Press Releases

New Breast Cancer Drug Available at West Cancer Center Shows Great Promise in Phase 2 Clinical Study
04/10/2014

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan Presented Best Poster Award at 2014 International Congress on Targeted Anti-Cancer Therapies
03/19/2014

West Clinic Welcomes Dr. Matthew Ballo as Director of Radiation Oncology
03/12/2014

WELCOME SUSAN GENT, NEW CHIEF NURSING OFFICER
03/11/2014

West Cancer Center to Provide Hawk-Eye Instant Replay and Fast-Serve Contest During 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships
01/30/2014

West Cancer Center Welcomes Ari VanderWalde, MD, MPH, MBioeth, As Director of Clinical Research
01/29/2014

METHODIST HEALTHCARE BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANT CENTER, A DEPARTMENT OF WEST CANCER CENTER, AWARDED FACT ACCREDITATION
01/15/2014

“Cancer & Obesity: How to Lose Weight Effectively” Seminar January 23rd
01/07/2014

Harcros Chemical Presents Check in Memory of Andy Jones
12/26/2013

West Clinic Featured in NY Times Article” Tackling Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival”
12/20/2013

West Clinic Physician Researchers Present at American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2013
12/13/2013

West Clinic Researcher, Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, Presents at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
12/13/2013

Champions of Cancer Care Nursing Symposium
12/10/2013

Plans for new West Cancer Center unveiled
11/07/2013

ASCO 2013 Quality Care Symposium
11/07/2013

Genia Nipp Named New Director, Radiation Oncology for West Cancer Center
11/06/2013

West Cancer Center First and Only in Region to Offer New Study for Breast Cancer with Treatment Described as Breakthrough Therapy
11/05/2013

Drs. Jarvis Reed, Michael Berry, and Sonia Benn to Present at Sisters Network Inc. Breast Cancer Conference
10/23/2013

ClearID Breast Cancer Program Available At West Clinic to Monitor Patients for Recurrence
10/16/2013

West Cancer Center Opens Clinical Trial Displaying Potential in Prostate Cancer
10/10/2013

West Cancer Center Introduces Radium 223, Xofigo®, Novel Treatment for Prostate Cancer
08/12/2013

The West Clinic, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Methodist Healthcare Announce Formation of West Cancer Center with Ad Campaign
08/01/2013

The West Clinic Welcomes Arun Rao, MD, to its Team of Medical Oncology and Hematology Specialists, and Opens New Site at Methodist South.
07/25/2013

Dr. Mark Reed Presented Louie C. Henry Faculty Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching
06/18/2013

Dr. Linda Smiley Appointed to Prestigious QOPI® Steering Group
06/17/2013

WEST CLINIC RECEIVES ASCO’S QUALITY ONCOLOGY PRACTICE INITIATIVE (QOPI®) RECOGNITION FOR HIGH QUALITY CANCER CARE
06/03/2013

West Clinic Researchers Present Findings at 2013 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting
05/31/2013

Cancer Survivor Dinner in Marion, AR a Great Success!
05/17/2013

CONGRATULATIONS NURSING STARS: BERNIE CROOK, SHEILA DALRYMPLE, and JENNIFER GOUDY
05/14/2013

Joseph Santoso, MD, FACOG, Awarded Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
05/09/2013

The Ride to Conquer Cancer ® race a great success
05/06/2013

West Clinic Raises over $2,000 for Second Annual Cancer Awareness Day in Partnership with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
04/11/2013

West Clinic Participates in New NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Program.
04/03/2013

Inaugural The Ride to Conquer Cancer® Race to Benefit Mid-South Patients
03/27/2013

EXPERIENCE GIANT COLON
03/13/2013

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Holds Second Annual Cancer Awareness Day, Mid-South Residents Urged to Join the ‘Green Team’
03/11/2013

Dr. Tauer Presents Dying Well At Hope Presbyterian Church
03/01/2013

West Clinic Provides Solutions to Control Rising Healthcare Costs
02/22/2013

West Clinic Physicians Join Medical Staff at Crittenden Regional Hospital
02/08/2013

Dr. Sonia Benn voted Best Oncologist in the Desoto Times-Tribune’s
01/09/2013

Dr. Kurt Tauer to Speak at Hope Presbyterian Church
01/04/2013

West Clinic Opens New Center in West Memphis
01/02/2013

The West Clinic, Methodist Healthcare, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Launch New Cancer Research Funding Program
12/12/2012

The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center Celebrates New Location with Open House Reception
12/07/2012

WEST CLINIC CONDUCTS FIRST PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT FOR INFORM GENOMICS, INC. OnPART™ PERSONALIZED MEDICINE PRODUCT UTILIZING PATIENT CARE MONITOR®
10/02/2012

Dr. Russell Patterson Retires from Surgical Practice
10/01/2012

Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s Teal for a Cure 5K
09/22/2012

The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center Relocates, Expanding Services and Breast Surgeon Team
08/27/2012

West Clinic Welcomes Moon J. Fenton, MD, PhD, Medical Oncology/Hematology Specialist
08/20/2012

West Clinic Welcomes Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS, Top Breast Cancer Surgeon
08/13/2012

St. Bernards and Clopton Clinic Partner with The West Clinic To Bring Specialists in Gynecological Cancer to Jonesboro
06/26/2012

The West Clinic and WINGS Cancer Foundation Announce Completion of “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment™
06/14/2012

West Clinic Welcomes Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD New Director of Phase I Clinical Trials Program and Associate Director of Research
05/31/2012

West Clinic Presents Research Findings at 2012 Annual American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting 
05/30/2012

WEST CLINIC FACILITATES FORUM WITH CONGRESSMAN STEPHEN FINCHER AND LOCAL HEALTH CARE LEADERS TO DISCUSS CURRENT CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE
05/30/2012

The West Clinic and Tennessee Men’s Health Network Present First Annual Mid-South MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR PROSTATE CANCER
05/24/2012

The West Clinic in Partnership with the Tennessee Men’s Health Network Present the First Annual Mid-South MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR PROSTATE CANCER
The West Clinic in partnership with the Tennessee Men’s Health Network will jointly host the First Annual Mid-South Motorcycle Ride for Prostate Cancer on Saturday, May 19th.
05/19/2012

BRIGHTON: RELAY FOR LIFE
5/11/2012

Dr. Sylvia Richey Presents at Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
04/25/2012

Methodist University Hospital, in partnership with The West Clinic, Named LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project Finalist and Award Recipient
Award to help people affected by cancer
04/10/2012

The West Clinic Participates in Phase I JMMI trial with Eli Lilly
04/05/2012

West Clinic Researchers Find Smoking Cessation Counseling for Women with Genital Intraepithelial Neoplasia Reduced Smoking Incidence by 32%
03/19/2012

Methodist Healthcare in Partnership with The West Clinic
Selected as Candidate for the LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project
3/7/2012

Oncology Research Meeting Hosted by ACORN Research in Memphis
3/2/2012

RESEARCH RALLY RESEARCHING FOR A CURE
2/17/2012

METHODIST AND THE WEST CLINIC FORM PARTNERSHIP – Cancer care in region to be greatly enhanced
10/28/2011

The West Clinic Announces Formation of Comprehensive Breast Center in Partnership with Leading Breast Surgeons
9/29/2011

The West Clinic Awarded Grant to Participate in National Cancer Clinical Trials Pilot Breakthrough Collaborative Sponsored by National Cancer Institute: Integrating Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials into Community Cancer Care
09/06/2011

The West Clinic Opens After Hours Clinic on Saturdays
8/08/2011

The West Clinic’s Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Receives AAAHC Accreditation
7/22/2011

WINGS Cancer Foundation in Partnership with The West Clinic Launch New Cancer Transition Program
7/22/2011

ACORN Research Reports Positive Findings Of Phase 2b Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial At ASCO
www.acornresearch.net
6/30/2011

Dr. Lee Schwartzberg featured in Oncology & Biotech News July issue
For additional information visit http://www.onclive.com

Dr. Todd Tillmanns Featured in Medical Product Outsourcing and Ob.Gyn. News

West Clinic Welcomes Dr. Jason C. Chandler to Its Team of Medical Oncologists/Hematologists
7/16/2010

West Clinic Named Among First Oncology Practices in US to receive ASCO’s QOPI Certification
06/09/2010

West Clinic Named Among First Oncology Practices in U.S. to Receive ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification
6/9/2010

Congratulations To The West Clinic For Receiving Asco’s Clinical Trials Participation Award
06/07/2010

West Clinic Receives Clinical Trials Participation Award from ASCO
6/7/2010

Dr. Todd Tillmanns Performs First Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
4/19/2010

West Clinic and Memphis Heart Clinic Appoint Erich Mounce, CEO
4/19/2010

West Clinic Interventional Radiologists Perform Region’s First Radiofrequency Ablation for a Metastatic Tumor in the Pancreas
2/22/2010

The West Clinic Joins Cancer Clinics of Excellence
1/05/2010

David C. Portnoy, MD, Receives Board Certification in Hematology and Medical Oncology by American Board of Internal Medicine
1/12/2010

Dr. Johnetta Blakely named Lipscomb University’s 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year
1/05/2010

The West Clinic Participates in OVA1™ Test Clinical Trial
9/14/2009
FDA Clears OVA1™ Test for Ovarian Cancer to Help Identify Potential Malignancies, Guide Surgical Decisions

West Clinic Seeks Participants for Metastatic Breast Cancer Study
8/18/2009

West Clinic Opens New Somerville Clinic
7/27/2009
Drs. Johnetta Blakely and Michael Martin to Provide State-of-the-Art Cancer Care in Fayette County

West Clinic Welcomes Michael Martin, MD, and David Portnoy, MD To its Team of Medical Oncologists
7/24/2009

West Clinic Physicians and Researchers Present Findings at ASCO
5/29/2009
Findings to be presented at 45th Annual ASCO Meeting

West Clinic Offers New Microwave Ablation Technology to Destroy Tumors
5/1/2009
Effective treatment for inoperable tumors gives patients new option

World BioBank™ Launch Benefits Advanced Medical Research
4/22/2009
Human Tissue Collection and Specimen Management Provide Focus

The West Clinic and Magnolia Regional Health Center Open New Cancer Center
1/29/2009
The West Clinic in partnership with Magnolia Regional Health Center opened their new offices

West Clinic and Memphis Heart Clinic Open New Brighton Clinic
1/12/2009
The West Clinic and Memphis Heart Clinic are pleased to announce the opening of their Brighton, TN location

The West Clinic Awarded ACR Accreditation
12/10/2008
American College of Radiology recognizes West Clinic’s diagnostic imaging services for outstanding quality

The West Clinic Opens New Bartlett Office
04/14/2008
The West Clinic, the Mid-South’s leader in cancer care, announced today that it will open a new office on the campus of St. Francis Hospital – Bartlett on Friday, April 18, 2008

Study Confirms FDG-PET Has Major Impact on Cancer Patient Care
04/2/2008
The West Clinic Participates in Nationwide Study

West Clinic Named Best Oncology Practice in America by Hematology & Oncology News & Issues
02/18/2008
The West Clinic, one of the nation’s premier centers for oncology, hematology, radiology, and other advanced medical care was named best clinical practice in America by Hematology & Oncology News & Issues (HONI) in its February 15th issue.

West Clinic Cited by the Institute of Medicine for Being a Positive Example of How Psychosocial Needs of Cancer Patients Are Being Met
01/31/2008
A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Cancer Care from the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs, was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) January 29, 2008.

Tennessee’s American College of Physicians Honors Dr. Lee Schwartzberg For Outstanding Community Service
10/19/2007
Lee, Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, Medical Director for The West Clinic, was presented the 2007 American
College of Physicians’ Award for Volunteerism and Community Service during the Tennessee Chapter’s 2007 Annual Session held in Chattanooga, October 12-13.

West Clinic Installs Region’s First Circulating Tumor Cell System Used in Monitoring Metastatic Breast Cancer
7/18/2007
CellSearch™ System provides unprecedented monitoring of cancer cells which detach from solid tumors and enter blood stream

The West Clinic Welcomes G. Gary Tian, MD, PhD
6/28/2007
Specializing in Hematology/Oncology