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Welcome to Thompson Cancer Survival Center


We are more than a world class cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, where leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Our physicians are supported by a team of patient navigators, dietitians, genetics counselors, clinical trial specialists, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors are here to treat and beat cancer. In addition to the original downtown Knoxville location, Thompson facilities are located in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville.

For more information about the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, call (865) 331-1678.


Save the date! 

First Annual Thompson Cancer Survival Center Conference:
Perspectives of Clinical Trials

Thompson Cancer Survival Center (TCSC) and Thompson Oncology Group (TOG) recognize the importance of clinical research and making it available for the communities we serve. Continuing education opportunities help clinical providers, patients, and the community stay current with developments and trials available and those on the horizon. This conference will provide research professionals, clinical providers, patients, and the community at large with an updated and enhanced understanding of oncology clinical research.


Learn more and register by clicking here.


Medical Oncology / Hematology Referrals
To refer a patient, call (865) 331-2060 or download and complete our
New Patient Referral Form and send via Fax to (865) 374-2083.

New Patient Paperwork
Are you a new Thompson Oncology Group patient? Save time at your appointment and complete your new patient paperwork in advance. Click here to download your forms. 


To help keep you safe from coronavirus (COVID-19),  telehealth visits are available. Learn more.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

Services Quick Links

Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers comprehensive medical specialties at our hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

Patient Resources

Patients are the most important people at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Use the quick links below to conveniently access your information, register for a class or event, or find a physician.

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David Chism, MD and Medical Director of Clinical Research shares his perspective on how a robust clinical trials program benefits both patients and clinicians. ... See MoreSee Less

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Early detection saves lives!When breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, there are more treatment options available and the survival rate increases significantly. Join NBCF in raising awareness about the importance of performing monthly breast self-exams and scheduling routine mammograms. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our clinical dietitians wrote a blog post to "de-bunk" some common myths and share two easy steps we can take to care for our immune system. Read more: ... See MoreSee Less

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“I have always prayed that God lead me where I needed to be. I do this job because I know what it’s like to be told you have cancer.”One of our Nurse Navigators, Lawana Evans, shares her story and explains why she chose to give back after overcoming her own breast cancer diagnosis. ... See MoreSee Less

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Each year, more than 268,600 women and 2,600 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Early detection saves lives! In fact, if diagnosed early and treated before it spreads, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 99 percent. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less

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In recognition of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, we encourage all women age 40 and above to schedule their yearly mammogram. Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center has evening and weekend appointments available! Call (865) 331-1450 to schedule your appointment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center News

  • Immune System: Boost or balance?

    This content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Food and Your Immune System Have you ever taken Emergen-C or a similar supplement to “boost” your immune system? Many of these “immunity-boosting” supplements claim to enhance the immune system and ward off illness. However, scientific experts warn against the idea of “boosting” the immune […]

  • A Call to Care for Others

    Breast Cancer Survivor Answers a Calling – to Care for Others Facing Cancer Lawana Evans cares for people who are facing cancer every day. She is also a survivor herself. “I have always prayed that God lead me where I needed to be. I do this job because I know what it’s like to be […]

  • Oncology Pharmacy: Tools of the Trade

    Content authored by Kasey Smith, PharmD, Clinical Oncology Pharmacist Closed System Transfer Devices – What are they? Why do Thompson Oncology Group’s Pharmacists and Techs use them? To begin this discussion, and to understand how the Oncology Pharmacists’ and Techs’ use of CSTD impacts care,  we must answer a different question: What are hazardous drugs? […]

  • The Nutrition Facts Label: Breaking it down

    Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN The Nutrition Facts label acts as a guide, helping you navigate food choices for your overall health. These labels can be found on packaged foods and beverages like bread, sodas, sauces, cereals, protein shakes, yogurts, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, and more. It can be daunting […]

  • Pharmacy Technicians: The Unseen Impact on Patient Care

    Content authored by: Ragan S. Rutherford, CPhT, CSPT, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center How do Pharmacy Technicians impact patients’ care? We all see them, we likely all know a few, and we might even be related to one! The Pharmacy Technicians you most frequently see are likely those in a retail setting. They have specific […]

  • Nutrition to Prevent Cancer

    This content authored by: Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Can nutrition help prevent cancer? Yes! Keep reading to learn more. Some risk factors for cancer are non-modifiable, meaning that they cannot be changed. For example, you cannot change your genetics, family history, age, gender, race, and ethnicity. However, here’s the […]

  • Welcome Anthony DeSalvo, MD

    Anthony DeSalvo, MD Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology Nassau County Medical Center/Nassau County University Hospital  SUNY Stony Brook East Meadow, NY Geriatrics North Shore University Medical Center  Cornell University Manhasset, NY Residency:  Internal Medicine  Nassau County Medical Center/Nassau County University Hospital  SUNY Stony Brook East Meadow, […]

  • Prostate Cancer: Worried it may be hereditary?

    Almost 1 in every 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in his life. But what does it mean for cancer to be hereditary? Content authored by: Ann Faulkner, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Cancer develops when cells go haywire; the cells are growing and dividing out of control, […]

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