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Spence McCachren, MD

Medical Oncologist

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pleural Mesothelioma Testicular Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. McCachren is a medical oncologist at the Thompson Oncology Group. His medical school, residency and fellowship were all completed at Duke University. His 30 year career as a specialist in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma has helped him develop efficient treatment methods. Dr. Spence McCachren has board certifications in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, and is affiliated with the American Society of Hematology, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. His focus on mesothelioma has been awarded numerous times during his career and his practice at the Thompson Oncology Group will provide with the required environment for further research into this area.

  • Education & Training


    Duke University - 1978

    Medical School


    Duke University



    Duke University


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology

    American Board of Internal Medicine - Oncology

  • Hospital & Practice

    Thompson Cancer Survival Center Downtown

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (865) 541-1720

    1915 White Ave

    Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Spence McCachren has contributed to 2 publications.

    Expression of CD44 variants in human inflammatory synovitis.

    Hale, L.P., Haynes, B.F., McCachren, S.S.

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    Localization of collagenase mRNA in rheumatoid arthritis synovium by in situ hybridization histochemistry.

    McCachren, S. S., Haynes, B. F., Niedel, J. E.

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    American College of Physicians

    American Medical Association

    American Society of Clinical Oncology

    American Society of Hematology

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April 14, 2016

by Melissa B.

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“I see Dr. McCachren very often for over 20 years due to my breast cancer problem. I love the way he treats me as a unique individual rather than just a patient. He really cares about his patients and has a good memory when it comes to my specific issues. I am happy to have him as my oncologist. ”

December 17, 2014

by Ian T.

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“The experiences with Dr. McCachren over the last 10 years were great!”

September 23, 2011

by Cooper P.

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“He is definitely the best doctor I’ve ever seen. The bedside manner is highly courteous, obviously Dr. McCachren knows what he’s talking about. ”