Duke Cancer Institute Notes
Published: Apr. 10, 2007
Updated: July 28, 2010
Between 700 and 800 newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients are treated at Duke every year, and the number of patients seeking treatment and second opinions continues to rise.
This growth has spurred an influx of more than a dozen top medical oncologists, urologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists to join the Duke Prostate Center (DPC).
Within the Center, physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other caregivers embrace the multidisciplinary approach to patient care. They work together in a seamless effort to ensure that the most effective treatment will be administered.
Patients have the opportunity to interact with a variety of specialists including urologist Judd Moul, MD; medical oncologist Dan George, MD; and radiation oncologist W. Robert Lee, MD.
Later this year, the Duke Prostate Center will move into a 5,000 square foot area within Duke Clinic.
The center will provide patients with an even more convenient approach to multidisciplinary care as it will encompass all of the prostate specialists as well a researchers focusing on new treatments and diagnostics.
Recently, George and Moul received a $1 million grant from the US Department of Defense to join a consortium of prostate cancer centers developing novel treatment strategies. Duke was one of only two centers to receive the award in 2006, which seeks to “promote innovative research directed toward eliminating prostate cancer.”
Read first hand accounts about Duke Prostate Center by following the links below.