“More Good Years”

Posted on November 3, 2022

Man Beats Prostate Cancer after Treatment from Proton Therapy Center After surviving a heart attack in his early forties, Mike Dresel knew not to take his good health for granted. That’s why when he received a prostate cancer diagnosis in his sixties, he dove head-first into researching proton therapy so he could make an informed […]

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Thompson Proton Center Names Executive Director

Posted on September 19, 2022

  Thompson Cancer Survival Center has named Gary Barlow as the executive director of the Thompson Proton Center. Barlow will manage the day-to-day operations of the proton center. Barlow joins Thompson Cancer Survival Center from the New Mexico Cancer Center, where he was leading the development of a new proton therapy center. Prior to his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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No Place Like Home

Posted on June 17, 2022

New Linear Accelerator at Thompson Cancer-Sevier Brings Cutting-Edge Treatment to Local Cancer Patients The tumor was discovered by pure coincidence. When Jamesena Miller underwent a CT scan in October 2021 to follow up on a lung procedure, her surgeon noticed a spot in her left breast that he recommended checking. After Miller underwent a lumpectomy […]

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Goals and Cancer

Posted on January 25, 2022

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 […]

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Nurse Navigators: Expertise Confirmed

Posted on January 14, 2022

Thompson’s Nurse Navigators Achieve Excellence In 2021, several Thompson Cancer Survival Center (TCSC) nurse navigators obtained additional nursing certifications. Some earned the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators AONN+ Oncology Nurse Navigator- Certified Generalist certification. Others earned the certification as Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), and some added both to their lists of credentials. We […]

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Celebrating Pharmacists

Posted on January 12, 2022

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 […]

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