It's not just that we treat every type of cancer. It's the experience we bring that sets the Duke Cancer Institute apart. Many of our cancer doctors are nationally recognized leaders for their roles in developing novel approaches to treating cancer and related symptoms. Your care team will comprise cancer doctors from several different specialties who work together to ensure you get the best treatment for your type of cancer.
Duke Cancer Institute
Welcome to the Duke Cancer Institute, one of the premier cancer centers in the U.S. and the #1 cancer center in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report. As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, the Duke Cancer Institute has a level of cancer expertise only found in the top 4% of U.S. centers.
We've brought together the best scientific minds to lead the fight against cancer. As a champion of game-changing therapies and breakthrough research, our mission is to:
- Develop diagnostic technologies and cutting-edge therapies to improve patient outcomes and change how we treat cancer.
- Discover new approaches to care that push the boundaries of what we know now.
- Deliver the latest FDA-approved drugs, cancer vaccines, and specialized treatments so you receive the right treatment at the right time and experience the best possible care.
With you, our patients, at the center of everything we do, we are working every day to defeat cancer and make the dream of living cancer-free a reality.
Where you receive your cancer care is important. We are proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our cancer program is nationally ranked, and the highest-ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2023–2024.
Cancer Care Personalized for You
We learned long ago that we’re not treating cancer—we’re treating people. That’s why our approach puts you at the center of an interconnected, passionate, multidisciplinary team that tailors your treatment to your genetically unique cancer.
Our dedicated specialists work together to ensure you get the best possible care and treatment for your cancer. They delve into your family history, study your genetic makeup at a molecular level, and use the most advanced therapies available. You don’t know what you’re made of until you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. We’re committed to finding out together.
Using Research to Evolve Cancer Care
Our collaborative powerhouse of doctors and researchers is tirelessly focused on evolving new approaches to prevent cancer earlier, treat it more precisely, and ultimately help you live your life after cancer.
Our research efforts have resulted in cancer "smart bombs" that target tough-to-treat cancers. Our achievements include pioneering new therapies that attack aggressive cancer cells and dramatically improve patient survival. At Duke Cancer Institute, research is what helps us change how cancer is treated. It's how we improve patient outcomes, and most importantly, it's how we ensure you have the best possible experience while in our care.
Our relentless drive to find the next advance in treatment will bring us all closer to a cure. Our clinical trials will help us achieve that goal. They give you access to innovative approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that are only available at the best cancer centers in the U.S.
State-of-the-Art Cancer Facility
The Duke Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art patient care facility that brings together the essentials of high-quality outpatient cancer care services in one convenient location. It is expansive, modern, and most of all, welcoming. The ample daylight, healing garden, indoor treatment rooms, and waiting areas promote recovery, provide family space, facilitate knowledge sharing, and enable your doctors to deliver individualized treatment plans. The breadth and depth of our programs and services are unparalleled.
We bring the world-class care and exceptional patient experience that defines the Duke Cancer Institute to our cancer centers throughout the Triangle. In addition, the Duke Cancer Network provides an array of cancer services in community cancer programs throughout North Carolina and many other states.
As a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Duke Cancer Institute offers:
- Resources for referring physicians
- Career development opportunities for researchers and health professionals
- Community outreach and engagement, particularly around health education and cancer screening for early detection and prevention
Your contributions make an indelible mark against cancer. With your help, we can give the world a re-imagined vision of how to defeat the most relentless enemy of our generation.