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Duke Cancer Care in Wake County

Access to Care, Technology and Clinical Trials Closer to Home

By Debbe Geiger
May 20, 2016

If you're a Wake County resident, you don't have to travel far for your cancer care. Everything you need, including the latest diagnostic imaging technology, cancer treatment advances, cancer clinical trials, and cancer support, is located conveniently near you at three Duke cancer treatment centers in Cary and Raleigh.

Cancer Treatment Closer to Your Wake County Home


The new Duke Cancer Center locations in Cary and Raleigh provide Wake County residents with more convenient access to the complete array of Duke cancer services and expertise. All three were part of Cancer Centers of North Carolina and are now part of the Duke Cancer Institute. Find the location nearest to you:

Comprehensive cancer care is also conveniently located at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh (at Duke Raleigh Hospital on Wake Forest Road).

These locations are staffed by Duke cancer specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology who guide you through every step of your cancer journey. 

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Imaging, Chemo and Radiation Therapy in Cary, Raleigh


Trained technicians at Duke Cancer Center Macon Pond and the Duke Cancer Center Raleigh use sophisticated diagnostic imaging, including CT, ultrasound, and digital mammography to identify cancerous tumors. If you are diagnosed with a type of cancer, your medical oncologist will work with you to plan your treatment regimen, which may include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Both types of treatment are available at these locations. The Cary and Raleigh cancer centers professional staff also includes experienced radiation oncologists who recommend and oversee treatment that uses radiation to cancerous tumors while sparing damage to surrounding normal tissue. External beam radiation is delivered through a machine called a linear accelerator. The latest advances in linear accelerators have been installed at Duke Cancer Centers in Cary and Raleigh. An additional linear accelerator will be installed at Duke Raleigh.

Access to Cancer Clinical Trials in Cary, Raleigh


The Duke Cancer Center locations in Cary and Raleigh also offer people local access to more treatment options through a broad array of clinical trials that are available through the Duke Cancer Institute. You or your loved one may be eligible to participate in studies of new therapies and treatment regimens that are not widely available at other hospitals. 

A “Win-Win” for Wake County Patients and Their Community Physicians


“These facilities are examples of Duke’s commitment to providing convenient treatment options throughout Wake County,” said David Zaas, MD, president of Duke Raleigh Hospital. “We recognize the importance to patients of being able to receive their cancer care close to their home, and we are committed to making that even easier for patients in Wake County.”

"Patients have options for accessing the scope of Duke level cancer services, access to new clinical trials and enhanced cancer expertise while community physicians in Wake County benefit from establishing and maintaining relationships with those of us who have our roots in community medicine," said Dr. Neeraj Agrawal, MD, a medical oncologist at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh. "This allows the Duke cancer team to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our community physician colleagues to help improve the care we provide to our community.”

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