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Posts tagged with “Thompson Oncology Group”

Goals and Cancer

Posted on January 25, 2022 in Blog

Content created with input from Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW One of the less often discussed ways patients with cancer can be affected by their diagnosis is in their perspectives of the future. Envisioning the Future It may be difficult for patients who are in the midst of their cancer journey to see past their immediate […]


Celebrating Pharmacists

Posted on January 12, 2022 in Blog

National Pharmacists Day January 12, 2022 is National Pharmacists Day.  This is a day meant to acknowledge the important role of pharmacists in healthcare and to thank them for their work. While all pharmacists are poised to impact patients’ lives, oncology pharmacists certainly play a very active role for patients who are on treatment for […]


Genetic Counseling vs. 23andMe: What’s the difference?

Posted on December 29, 2021 in Blog

Before you order that at-home genetic testing kit… Content authored by: Ann Faulkner, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Genetic testing is more accessible than ever with the advent of direct-to-consumer testing like 23andMe. But what are the benefits of seeing a genetic counselor rather than ordering the test yourself? Direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies such […]


Myth-busting: Your Diet and Cancer

Posted on December 20, 2021 in Blog

This content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Is that true? When people in or even outside of our inner circle hear that we or someone we care about are sick with cancer, they tend to respond in a few different ways… some offer us a hug, some don’t know what to say, […]


Holidays, Stress, and Cancer

Posted on December 6, 2021 in Blog

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 in Blog

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 in Blog

“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 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 […]