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Summer of Protons

Posted on October 17, 2022

Retired Business Man on His Way to Being Cancer-Free After Treatment at Thompson Proton Center Kevin Murphy, a retired hotel and travel executive, spent time traveling between Knoxville and his North Carolina home during summer 2022, which he coins, “The Summer of the Protons.” After receiving proton therapy at Thompson Proton Center for prostate cancer, […]


Share Your Story

Posted on October 11, 2022

Inspire Others. Ignite Hope. Share Your Story.  Have you had a great experience with the team at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Thompson Oncology Group, Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center, or Thompson Proton Center? Would you be willing to share your story to inspire, encourage, and spread hope to other cancer patients? If so, please complete the […]


Thompson Proton Center Tours

Posted on October 11, 2022

Elite Technology, Close to Home As the ONLY proton therapy center in our region, we’re proud to offer the latest technology and treatment methods to patients across East Tennessee and beyond. Learn about proton therapy here.  Seeing is Believing We offer weekly tours of our state-of-the-art facility. You’ll learn about the history and science of […]


Thompson Proton Center Physicians

Posted on September 22, 2022

  Ryan Grover, MD Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director Residency: Radiation Oncology Loma Linda University Medical Center  Medical School:  University of Southern California   Brion Shin, MD Radiation Oncologist  Residency: Radiation Oncology Loma Linda University Medical Center  Medical School:  Lima Linda University Medical Center   Allen Meek, MD Radiation Oncologist  Residency: Radiation Oncology Johns Hopkins […]


Thompson Proton Center Names Executive Director

Posted on September 19, 2022

  Thompson Cancer Survival Center has named Gary Barlow as the executive director of the Thompson Proton Center. Barlow will manage the day-to-day operations of the proton center. Barlow joins Thompson Cancer Survival Center from the New Mexico Cancer Center, where he was leading the development of a new proton therapy center. Prior to his […]


Welcome Dat Tran, MD

Posted on August 17, 2022

Dat Tran, MD “The most satisfying part of oncology is getting to know my patients as they navigate their cancer journey, allowing for a special doctor-patient relationship unlike those in other specialties.”  Meet Dr. Tran – Watch Video  Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, LA Residency:  […]


Covenant Health Announces Thompson Proton Center

Posted on July 19, 2022

Covenant Health Purchases Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville Thompson Proton Center becomes part of Covenant Health’s Comprehensive Oncology Services Knoxville, TN – July 19, 2022 — Covenant Health, the area’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, is pleased to announce the purchase of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville, adding a new treatment option to […]


Oncology Pharmacists: Valuable Patient Resource

Posted on June 27, 2022

This blog was written using content provided by Kasey Smith, Pharm D, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Patients can easily become overwhelmed as they try to make sense of a cancer diagnosis. The feeling of being overwhelmed can intensify as they try to understand the necessary lab tests, imaging scans, and biopsies they may need, on top […]