We are committed to investing in the most promising scientific and clinical cancer research to advance the the fight against cancer. West Cancer Foundation raises funds to support academic research and investigator-initiated studies. Grants are awarded based on criteria set by the Scientific Advisory Committee and available to researchers in our community who are leading the fight against cancer.
Through the education and training of future oncologists and providers, West Cancer Foundation is committed to the future of cancer care. By investing in the brightest and best young minds studying cancer, our goal is to ensure they access additional funding to give them an edge in the competitive world of oncology. We strive to keep the best and the brightest here in our community to become the next generation of leaders in the fight against cancer.
The best protection against breast cancer is early detection. At the West Cancer Foundation, we are dedicated to ensuring that all women get their annual mammogram.
Our Breast Screenings program offers free screenings and education to close the disparity gap in cancer care.
If you have not had your mammogram this year, or you know someone who needs a mammogram, please call 901-322-2984 to see if you qualify for a free screening.
Through West Cancer Foundation’s Lymphedema Garments program we work to provide patients in need with the access to compression sleeves and/or gloves to ease pain after breast treatments.
Who is eligible?
Breast cancer survivors who have developed Lymphedema as a result of their cancer treatment and are in need of compression garments but (a) have no insurance coverage for compression garments; or (b) have insurance coverage, but are unable to afford to pay their co-pays and deductibles.
Form Fitting Program
West Cancer Foundation’s Form Fitting program helps those in need maintain a positive self-image by assisting in the purchase of breast prostheses and mastectomy bras, regardless of their ability to pay.
Dealing with cancer can be devastating in many ways, and certainly the financial impact can be overwhelming. The Form Fitting program assists you or your loved one in financial need with co-pays and deductibles for these essential products. If there is no insurance coverage, the program will cover the entire purchase amount.
Losing your hair as a result of chemotherapy can be a demoralizing side effect of cancer treatment. A wig or head covering can help maintain positive self-image during your cancer journey.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, West Cancer Foundation provides wigs to cancer patients in our community completely free of charge.
Lack of transportation is one of the greatest barriers for cancer patients to access the preventative and follow up care that they need. West Cancer Foundation is working to fund and launch a community-wide transportation program help meet the needs of those who need to get to screenings, treatment, or other oncology care.
To request information about any of the programs and services offered by West Cancer Foundation please complete the form linked below.