Thompson Cancer Survival Center – Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are research studies designed to discover new ways to treat different cancers and directly impact the number of new therapies and treatments available to fight cancer. Today’s trials are tomorrow’s standard of cancer care.
Thompson was the first to bring cancer clinical trials to East Tennessee over 25 years ago. Today, Thompson’s clinical trials department is under the leadership of David Chism, MD, and Susan Owenby, RN, CCRP, System Director of Clinical Research. Our oncologists are certified to participate in clinical trials and work with multiple cancer research groups to bring innovative treatments to East Tennessee. In addition, we partner with pharmaceutical companies to give our patients access to new treatments not otherwise available. We offer clinical trials because they often lead to better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer, allowing people to live healthier and longer lives. Ask your doctor if a clinical trial might be right for you.
Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers clinical trials at the following Thompson Oncology Group locations:
- Downtown Knoxville
- Lenoir City
- Oak Ridge
- West Knoxville
|David Chism, MD||Medical Director of Clinical Research||[email protected] | 865-331-1812|
|Kristi Simcox, BS, CCRP||Systems Director of Clinical Research||[email protected] | 865-331-4985|
|Jessica Severt, RN, BSN||Study Coordinator||[email protected] | 865-331-4966|
|Ashley Lyons, RN||Study Coordinator||[email protected] | 865-331-2586|
|Sarah France, RN||Study Coordinator||[email protected] | 865-331-2587|
|Casey Mastio-Partridge||Study Coordinator||[email protected] | 865-331-1812|
|Christina Haller||Regulatory Specialist||[email protected] | 865-331-1902|
|Catherine Duke-Taylor||Regulatory Specialist||[email protected] | 865-331-1291|