TriStar Centennial November 26, 2018

New clinic to serve East Tennessee hematopoietic cell transplant patients

Nashville, TN – The Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer at TriStar Centennial Medical Center has officially opened a new outreach clinic to serve patients in the Knoxville area. This clinic fills an important need in East Tennessee, offering area patients highly specialized care for the most complex blood diseases closer to where they live and work.

The outreach clinic is part of the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, a global leader in blood and marrow transplants and disease research.

“Sarah Cannon is on the cutting edge when it comes to research, clinical trials and the care and treatment of blood cancer patients across the country,” said Dr. Carlos Bachier, program director for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Center at TriStar Centennial. “We are thrilled to be able to provide this high level of care to East Tennessee patients through the new Knoxville outreach clinic.”

The clinic will offer consults and post-transplant care for stem cell transplant patients, as well as provide second opinions for patients with blood cancers. The clinic will also serve as a resource for referring physicians and local emergency rooms that receive immune-compromised oncology patients.

“Supportive care is an increasingly important space in the stem cell and marrow transplant world. Through this new outreach clinic, we are able to decrease post-transplant patients’ risk of

complications or relapse,” Bachier said. “There are so many developments happening every day in this field of medicine, and we look forward to partnering with area hospitals and providers to ensure blood cancer patients get the care they need before, during and after transplant.”

The Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer at TriStar Centennial’s Knoxville Outreach Clinic is located at 1415 Old Weisgarber Road, Suite 250, Knoxville, TN 37909.  For more information and to schedule a patient appointment, please call (615) 342-7440.