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Cancer and COVID-19

Posted on February 9, 2021

Board-certified Medical Oncologist David Chism, MD helps us understand what impact COVID-19 has on cancer patients.  Does COVID-19 impact cancer patients differently? We have discovered that cancer patients with metastatic disease (stage IV) and active cancer do worse with COVID-19.  Kuderer, N.M. et.al published on behalf of the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC-19) in June […]


Gynecologic Oncology

Posted on January 28, 2021

What is a Gynecologic Oncologist? A Gynecologic Oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers include: cervical cancer ovarian cancer uterine cancer vaginal cancer and vulva cancer. Each of these has different symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. A gynecologic oncologist focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of […]


Farrukh Ashraf, MD

Posted on January 22, 2021

Farrukh Ashraf, MD Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Medical Oncology, Wright State University,  Dayton, OH Residency:  Internal Medicine,  Wright State University,  Dayton, OH Medical School:  Quaid-e-Azam Medical College,  Bahawalpur, Pakistan Clinical Interests:  Special interest in breast cancer treatment.  Location: Thompson Oncology Group – West 9711 Sherill Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37932 […]


David Martin, MD

Posted on January 18, 2021

David Martin, MD “I’m dedicated to preventing and treating women’s cancers, and providing surgical therapy for difficult gynecologic diseases. There are many new medical treatments available, and I’m excited to provide these new therapies with the program at Thompson Oncology Group.” Board Certification:  Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship:  Gynecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]


Welcome Mailien Rogers, DO

Posted on November 5, 2020

Mailien Rogers, DO “My roots are embedded in the heart of East Tennessee. Being a native of the area, I vowed to provide excellent care for those who took part in making me who I am today. I am a southern girl with a caring heart, and I am honored when patients entrust me with […]


DAISY Award Winners – July 2020

Posted on July 24, 2020

Two nurse navigators at Thompson Cancer Survival Center were honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on July 21, 2020. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received […]


Cofer, Saunders, Clark, and Meyer Named 2020 Top Docs

Posted on June 15, 2020

On behalf of the entire medical team at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, we are proud to congratulate Kenneth Cofer, MD and Brook Saunders, MD for being recognized as top Gynecologic Oncologists in Cityview Magazine’s Top Doc issue. Grant Clark, MD and Joseph Meyer, MD, also part of Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s care team, were  recognized […]


Telephone, Telehealth, and Patient Portal Messaging Available During COVID-19

Posted on March 30, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible, we’re recommending telephone, telehealth (Doxy.me) and direct messaging with your providers via MyCovenantHealth. This service is for established AND new patients. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about these types of visits: How are […]