A Life Saving Ride: Addressing Transportation Barriers for Cancer Patients

Guest Post from Robert Donati For many who assist the disabled, the pandemic has forced us to confront glaring problems in our healthcare infrastructure. Generally speaking, the Mid-South didn’t really have a comprehensive healthcare system going into the pandemic. We had patchworks of multiple healthcare systems, funded and managed by diverse sources. For Shelby County […]

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Mother’s Day Post from Lisa Erwin

How do you prepare yourself for this Hallmark holiday we call Mother’s Day? Some of us are members of a club we never volunteered for when our child was diagnosed with cancer. Most of us share the pain and emptiness Mother’s Day brings, even while celebrating our own mothers. This day has been very bittersweet […]

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West Cancer Foundation awards research grants to U of M faculty to study health disparities

Established in the fall of 2020, the West Cancer Foundation Initiative was created to cultivate research across the U of M campus in areas that advance cancer treatment, promote community health and wellness, and/or provide supportive patient care. The researchers were encouraged to involve partners from area community organizations and other regional institutions to further […]

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New partnership aims to save lives of young women by increasing early detection of breast cancer

Check presentation on February 9, 2021. Pictured left to right, Bob Furniss, Susan Furniss, Amy Albert, Hannah McDaniel of Keesha Warrior Princess and Jordan Walker and Leighanne Soden of West Cancer Foundation. Nonprofit organizations, West Cancer Foundation and Keesha Warrior Princess, announce a new partnership to raise awareness of breast cancer in young women and […]

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February is Black History Month

Today we honor Mrs. Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to cancer research. Born in Virginia, Henrietta was a wife and a young mother of 5 children. After the birth of her son in 1950, Henrietta began to experience heavy vaginal bleeding and sensed that there was a knot inside of her. In 1951, Henrietta visited […]

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West Cancer Foundation is hiring!

Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator Apply Here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/westcancercenter/jobs/5065632002 Position Summary We are searching for a talented and professional Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator to develop and manage all community outreach activities and programs. This person will represent West Cancer Foundation (WCF) and work with management team to develop and implement initiatives that increase our visibility […]

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2020 Year In Review

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Cancer patients in our community need you.

This morning, right here in our own community, a woman woke up worrying. She has late stage breast cancer that has begun to spread. She is worrying about how she will find a ride to see her doctor. She is concerned about what her most recent test results will show. Her cancer was diagnosed late […]

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Announcing new research partnership with U of M

West Cancer Foundation and University of Memphis form research initiative to address health disparities MEMPHIS — West Cancer Foundation and the University of Memphis Division of Research and Innovation are proud to announce the formation of a new research initiative. Established in the fall of 2020, the West Cancer Foundation Initiative was created to cultivate […]

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2020 Challenge Cancer virtual survivor celebration

At the heart of all West Cancer Foundation events is a celebration of all those whose lives have been touched by cancer. We come together as a community to remember those we love and celebrate cancer survivors. Even though this year’s event looks very different, still we will celebrate hope. Please join us in honor […]

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