Junzo P. Chino, MD Junzo P. Chino, MD

Junzo P. Chino, MD

Gynecologic Cancers Specialist, Radiation Oncologist

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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ABOUT ME

I specialize in gynecological radiation oncology but also treat patients with cancer of the breast, brain and central nervous system among others. I also have a special clinical interest in brachytherapy, when radiation is delivered directly to the target internally. Duke is a world leader in treating gynecological cancers with all forms of treatment. I have the privilege of collaborating with many other specialists in gynecologic surgery, chemotherapy and pathology. We have built a state of the art gynecologic cancer program in radiation therapy with a dedicated brachytherapy suite with built-in anesthesia monitoring, imaging to allow for the most complex and pinpoint treatments to treat tumors, while sparing all normal tissue. My mother was a radiation oncologist. Growing up, her dedication to her patients inspired me. She developed truly, caring relationships and touched the lives of so many people over the decades of her practice. My wife, my two children and I currently live in Durham and have been happy members of the Duke community since 2005. Outside of medicine, I spend as much time with them as I can.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2004
RESIDENCY
Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research is focused on improving the safety and efficacy of radiation treatments, particularly in the use of external beam radiation and brachytherapy for the treatment of gynecologic, genitourinary, and breast cancers. For external beam treatments, I am working on finding ways of improving how we deliver the treatment, either through the use of PET imaging to guide treatment, or through the use of IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) to more precisely target areas that may harbor cancer, while sparing normal tissue. As for brachytherapy, I am working on a new means of monitoring the radiation dose delivered during brachytherapy to help ensure that the best possible treatment is delivered. I am also working on the use of new imaging techniques such as MRI and ultrasound to better target treatment, and spare normal tissues such as the bladder and rectum.

PUBLICATIONS
View Junzo Chino's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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