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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.”  Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, LA Residency:  Internal Medicine  Baylor Scott and White […]


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 […]


Oral Chemotherapy: Benefits and Costs

Posted on May 25, 2022

Did you know some patients with cancer can receive their chemotherapy in the form of pills taken at home? It’s true! Oral chemotherapy is prescribed in many cases and it has some advantages over traditionally administered chemo, but it can also have barriers and challenges. In the paragraphs below, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Melisa Williams, RN, […]


Clinical Trial: HER2+ Breast Cancer ROCHE WO42633

Posted on May 11, 2022

This blog was written using content provided by Jessica Severt, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Around 14% of new breast cancer diagnoses are categorized as HER2-positive which is generally associated with more aggressive cancer1. HER2-positive means an overexpression (too much) of the HER2 protein is found in the breast tumor […]


Establishing Universal Dose Guidelines in Radiation Oncology

Posted on April 12, 2022

A member of the Covenant Health cancer care team co-authored a study recently published in JACMP (Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics). Senior Medical Physicist at Cumberland Medical Center – Cancer Center, Ivan L. Cordrey, Ph.D., DABR, shares joint first authorship credit for the study: A measure of SRS/SRT plan quality: Quantitative limits for intermediate […]


Evaluating the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Posted on April 7, 2022

Content created based on a presentation by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD “A growing body of research suggests that inflammation increases the risk of many chronic diseases, including some types of cancer. Learn the foods that may contribute to or help relieve inflammation.” Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, gave this presentation to […]


Clinical Trials – Understanding the Process

Posted on April 5, 2022

Created with content provided by Jessica Severt, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at Thompson Cancer Survival Center   Have you ever wondered how patients are selected to participate in a clinical trial or how they know where to start? Maybe your doctor has mentioned the possibility of you or a loved one being in […]