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Holidays, Stress, and Cancer

Posted on December 6, 2021

Content written by Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW Holidays are stressful for many people. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time. There are steps you can take to decrease the stress and find opportunities to enjoy the […]


Building a Healthy Relationship with Food

Posted on November 19, 2021

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian If you feel different about food because of cancer, you are not alone. Cancer changes eating habits. Cancer changes your body. These changes, plus a swarm of conflicting messages about food and cancer online, can create anxiety. Luckily, there are simple strategies that can […]


First Annual TCSC Clinical Trials Symposium A Success

Posted on November 4, 2021

“I consider the first annual Clinical Trials Symposium a huge success!” Susie Owenby, System Director of Research for Covenant Health System responded with excitement when asked about the recent event. She went on to explain, “It was well attended by medical providers, ancillary staff, and the community, both in-person and virtually.  Getting the word out […]


Understanding the Phases and Types of Clinical Trials

Posted on October 26, 2021

Content authored by Jessica Severt RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at Thompson Cancer Survival Center Clinical Trials: Phases and Types Did you know that most drugs go through at least 3 different levels of clinical trial testing before they are approved?  It may also surprise you to know, that even after a drug is […]


Immune System: Boost or balance?

Posted on October 11, 2021

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

Posted on October 6, 2021

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

Posted on October 4, 2021

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

Posted on October 1, 2021

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 […]