In addition to convenience and collaboration, the Duke Cancer Center was designed with patient comfort and healing in mind.
Outside the Duke Cancer Center
Seese-Thornton Garden of Tranquility
Offers patients and families an outdoor space for meditative thought and reflection. The garden is located in front of the Duke Cancer Center. Seating is available.
Bernstein Family Garden
An outdoor rooftop garden area where patients -- based on their treatment regimen -- can receive chemotherapy outdoors.
Level 0 (Main Level)
The Patient Resource Center
Our staff works with your health care team to provide written and online information on specific types of cancer treatments, side effects, coping strategies, family issues, nutrition questions and more. The center offers educational materials, computer kiosks and a skills lab for patients and their families. Books, video and audio tapes, periodicals, brochures, magazines and more are available to patients and their families. For more information, call 919-684-6955.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Due to COVID-19, our hours have changed. Please call to get the current hours.
The 1,000-square-foot Belk Boutique offers the latest trends in wigs, hats, caps, scarves, self-image products, post-surgical garments, and prosthetics -- items and resources cancer patients need as they journey toward recovery. Private consultation rooms are available. For more information, call 919-613-1906.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Located on the bottom level of the Duke Cancer Center.
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Provides a tranquil space where patients and their families can take time to reflect, relax, meditate, or pray. The Quiet Room inspires peace, quiet and spiritual meditation for individuals of all faiths.
Throughout the Duke Cancer Center
Beginning in the soaring central atrium, the Duke Cancer Center’s common spaces foster a feeling of comfort and relaxation.
Clinics offer spacious, comfortable waiting areas featuring large windows and natural light.
Host stations can be found in waiting areas where volunteers provide beverages, light snacks and information about patient resources.
Large infusion rooms give patients the option to sit with others or receive treatment in private.
Dedicated spaces offer patients the opportunity to speak with research nurses about clinical trials/