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West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown, TN 38138
901-683-0055

 The 123,000-square-foot facility is a tangible result of the innovative partnership between Methodist Healthcare, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and West Clinic, who joined together to form West Cancer Center. Today, West Cancer Center is positioned as the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research, as well as one of the nation’s premier oncology, hematology and radiology centers. We deliver a complete continuum of care to nearly 35,000 individuals annually. Our motto: “Fight On”, speaks to our dedication to treating the whole person, not just the disease.

 With a focus on collaboration, West Cancer Center offers a wide range of multidisciplinary services and specialties – including a Comprehensive Breast Center, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology and Radiation Oncology – all in one facility. There are two linear accelerators (megavoltage) at the Germantown location.  We offer a comprehensive brachytherapy program including High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for prostate, breast, cervix, and endometrial cancers as well as Low Dose Rate (LDR) interstitial brachytherapy for prostate cancer.  3D ultrasound, MRI fusion and CT simulation are used as appropriate to deliver high end brachytherapy.

Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
901-516-7000

Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a partnership of two healthcare leaders, Methodist Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). MUH and UTHSC bring together research, medicine and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for patients. Located in the Medical District and formerly known as Methodist Central, MUH is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UTHSC. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution.

 The Radiation Oncology Department offers a comprehensive line of radiation oncology services to the estimated 1,300 patients treated – and 1,500 evaluated – annually. At MUH, there are two linear accelerators (megavoltage).  Multidisciplinary, specialty care is practiced where site-specific faculty provides care for their disease subtype.  There is also a Gamma Knife where intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery is performed in conjunction with one the largest neurosurgical groups in the nation – Semmes Murphey.  Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy is offered at our MUH location where we use a linear accelerator based model (Elekta) with image guided radiation therapy, stereotactic immobilization and specialized quality assurance.  All of the machines perform Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and Cone Beam CT.  We offer a comprehensive brachytherapy program including High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for prostate, breast, cervix, and endometrial cancers as well as Low Dose Rate (LDR) interstitial brachytherapy for prostate cancer.  3D ultrasound, MRI fusion and CT simulation are used as appropriate to deliver high end brachytherapy.  Our radiation treatment planning platform is Pinnacle and we use Gamma Plan for intracranial SRS planning.  In addition, we perform many I 125 eye plaque brachytherapies in conjunction with opthalmology at our MUH location.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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-800-822-6344

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless.  Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay.  St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers.  The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world.

In 2010, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was named the number one children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report.  In 1996, St. Jude doctor Peter C. Doherty, PhD was named the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Its Domestic Affiliates Program partners with other clinical sites to provide state-of-the-art care and clinical trials to children throughout the country.

 The resident will rotate at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for one-month of pediatric training depending on patient, volume, resident, and desire. This experience is designed to obtain the pediatric patient requirement and provides a chance for the resident to rotate at one of the leading pediatric oncology centers in the world. The resident will gain a great educational value through the multi-disciplinary conferences, clinics, and scholarly activities ongoing at St. Jude’s. The degree of resident responsibility for patient care will include the initial workup of the patient, the simulation, any treatment planning, and management of the patient while receiving radiation. All of these activities will be done under the direct supervision of the pediatric Radiation Oncology attending. Supervision will include direct review of all treatment planning, review of all patient encounters and direct observation of the resident during weekly management and consultation.

 

The resident will rotate at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for one-month of pediatric training depending on patient, volume, resident, and desire. This experience is designed to obtain the pediatric patient requirement and provides a chance for the resident to rotate at one of the leading pediatric oncology centers in the world. The resident will gain a great educational value through the multi-disciplinary conferences, clinics, and scholarly activities ongoing at St. Jude’s. The degree of resident responsibility for patient care will include the initial workup of the patient, the simulation, any treatment planning, and management of the patient while receiving radiation. All of these activities will be done under the direct supervision of the pediatric Radiation Oncology attending. Supervision will include direct review of all treatment planning, review of all patient encounters and direct observation of the resident during weekly management and consultation.