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Posts categorized as “Thompson Oncology Group”

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Colorectal Cancer: Risks and Awareness

Posted on March 14, 2022

Content provided by Alora Terry, MS, CGC, at TCSC March is colorectal cancer awareness month. With 1 in 23 to 25 Americans (approximately 4%) developing colorectal cancer at some point in their life, an understanding of prevention and detection can be life-saving information. Cancer Screenings Colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and detection often take the form […]


Testing National Recommendations – Improving Quality of Life

Posted on February 16, 2022

Thompson Cancer Survival Center has boasted a strong mission to participate in research and clinical trials since its inception. Thompson frequently participates as an approved site in national trials. Such participation ensures our patients and providers are offered access to the latest in novel therapeutics or treatments. The Thompson team also initiates trials or studies […]