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UTHSC To Participate In Ride To Fight On! September 15

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Fourth-year medical student Peter Ketch got involved The Ride to Fight On! during his first year of medical school, after hearing about the West Cancer Center’s mission. “Professors, older students, and some physicians talked about it a lot and how much fun the event day was, so I had to sign up,” he said. “Each… Read More


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D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, of UTHSC/West Institute for Cancer Research has 27 Manuscripts in Prestigious Journals in April

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After more than a decade of planning, preparation, research, and discoveries, the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the flagship effort of the National Institutes of Health, concludes its formal efforts with a flurry of nearly 27 reports in top-tier medical journals this month, including eight reports in the journal Cell. This explosion of new scientific knowledge… Read More


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UTHSC Instrumental in New Wellness & Stress Clinic Bringing Health Care to Oakhaven Church

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“We can have an impact right here, right now,” said David M. Stern, MD, vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, summing up the importance of the new Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis that opened today in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. Located at… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga Named Director of New UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1. The UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease is a collaborative effort among UTHSC, West Cancer Center, UT-Methodist University Hospital and Regional… Read More


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Almost 600 Women Attend 2018 Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit

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Almost 600 women gathered earlier this month for the fourth Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit, presented this year by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC). The annual event was conceived to educate African-American women about breast cancer and to encourage preventive measures to promote early detection, which often leads to a cure. The summit was… Read More


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West Cancer Center and UTHSC Welcome D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, to Lead Cancer Research Initiative

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Dr. Hayes to serve as Scientific Director, Medical Oncologist, and Van Vleet Endowed Professor West Cancer Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are proud to announce the appointment of D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, as the scientific director of the UT/West Institute for… Read More


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Five UTHSC Cancer Researchers Awarded Intramural Grants by West Cancer Center

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  West Cancer Center has awarded four $50,000 intramural grants to cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The grants were among almost 20 proposals received by West Cancer Center for its annual grant awarding process. This year’s recipients and projects include: Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR and Enrique Izaguirre, PhD, DABR,… Read More


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Michelle Martin, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research at UTHSC

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Michelle Martin, PhD, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to make a difference in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with cancer. As the director of UTHSC’s new Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change, she plans to partner with local grassroots… Read More