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Posts categorized as “Thompson Oncology Group”

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 […]


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? […]


Pharmacy Technicians: The Unseen Impact on Patient Care

Posted on September 3, 2021

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

Posted on August 19, 2021

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 […]


Prostate Cancer: Worried it may be hereditary?

Posted on August 4, 2021

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, […]