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Posts tagged with “cancer”

Understanding the Phases and Types of Clinical Trials

Posted on October 26, 2021 in Blog

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 […]


Immune System: Boost or balance?

Posted on October 11, 2021 in Blog

This content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Food and Your Immune System Have you ever taken Emergen-C or a similar supplement to “boost” your immune system? Many of these “immunity-boosting” supplements claim to enhance the immune system and ward off illness. However, scientific experts warn against the idea of “boosting” the immune […]


Oncology Pharmacy: Tools of the Trade

Posted on October 4, 2021 in Blog

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? […]


The Nutrition Facts Label: Breaking it down

Posted on October 1, 2021 in Blog

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN The Nutrition Facts label acts as a guide, helping you navigate food choices for your overall health. These labels can be found on packaged foods and beverages like bread, sodas, sauces, cereals, protein shakes, yogurts, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, and more. It can be daunting […]


Pharmacy Technicians: The Unseen Impact on Patient Care

Posted on September 3, 2021 in Blog

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 in Blog

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 in Blog

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, […]


The Link Between Nutrition & Healing

Posted on July 27, 2021 in Blog

This post authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Why do we, clinical dietitians, talk about healing? Surgeries, treatment side effects, injuries, and chronic wounds are all reasons why healing is a priority for cancer patients. Proper healing helps patients continue treatment and their daily activities. Surprisingly, nutrition […]