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Posts categorized as “Covenant Health”

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Navigating Food and Medication Interactions

Posted on May 12, 2021

This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of  Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians. In the oncology setting, it is common for patients to begin new medications. Chemotherapy drugs treat cancer, and your provider may prescribe medications to prevent or manage side effects of treatment. I hear many patients say they […]


Oncology Rehabilitation Services

Posted on March 5, 2021

Research shows that physical therapy during and after cancer treatment can speed up functional recovery, reduce pain and fatigue, and decrease the risk for other complications. And, it also helps patients and caregivers regain a sense of hope and independence. At Thompson Cancer Survival Center, we partner with Covenant Health Therapy Centers to provide convenient […]


Assess Cancer Risk with Genetic Counseling

Posted on November 12, 2020

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is Nov. 12, 2020. Learn more here.


Covenant Health Participates in Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Patients

Posted on May 15, 2020

Covenant Health hospitals have joined a nationwide effort to begin treating some COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma transfusions as part of a clinical trial. Convalescent plasma is donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and is being given experimentally to current COVID-19 patients who are experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms. The “Expanded Access to […]


Welcome David Chism, MD

Posted on January 27, 2020

David Chism, MD “Nearly three decades ago, my uncle’s diagnosis of stage four kidney cancer was devastating because there were few treatment options. Since then, cancer treatment has become more effective through tremendous advancements in immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. As an oncologist, I’m pleased to provide these advanced treatment methods to my patients.” Meet […]