TerraPower, Cardinal Health, Isotek, and DOE gather today to celebrate historic achievement in next generation cancer treatment

It’s called “No One Fights Alone” a program today held at the Pollard Technology Conference Center in Oak Ridge, the event was celebrating the partnership between the medical research community, federal government, and private companies that is enabling revolutionary new cancer treatments. Attendees heard about the next chapter of this partnership and the hope it is offering in the fight against cancer. The program’s name serves as a reminder to those battling cancer that an entire community is fighting alongside them.

Isotek Systems is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor that is responsible for safely and securely overseeing the inventory of uranium-233 and preparing its removal from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Isotek Systems is a subsidiary of Atkins Nuclear Secured, a business unit within SNC-Lavalin.

Isotek, TerraPower, and DOE entered into a public-private partnership in 2018. Through this partnership, Isotek is extracting rare medical isotopes, thorium-229, for TerraPower Isotopes, a subsidiary of TerraPower, to advance the next generations of isotopes and support promising cancer treatment research. This event marks the next phase of this effort, which is providing significantly larger quantities of medical isotopes to aid research and eliminating an inventory of 1950’s era nuclear material stored at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Those who were in attendance today that were guest speakers were:

  • U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
  • U.S. Department of Energy Principal Deputy Asst. Secretary Jeff Avery
  • TerraPower Isotopes President Scott Claunch
  • Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Segment President Mike Pintek
  • RayzeBio President and CEO Ken Song
  • And SNC-Lavalin Nuclear President Joe St. Julian

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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