The DCI Vision: To transform cancer care through innovative research, seamless integration of academic and clinical missions, and compassionate care with hope, healing, and cure.
Transforming Cancer Care
The DCI’s new cancer center building delivers multi-disciplinary care and streamlines visits for patients. In one clinic, patients receive their imaging studies and see multiple practitioners, often in a single visit. A typical team includes a medical oncologist, a surgeon, a radiation oncologist, and a geneticist.
Patients can access new treatments through the hundreds of clinical trials offered at Duke, many of which were developed by Duke researchers. Our physicians and scientists work side by side to ensure that new discoveries are used to develop the most innovative treatments. Patients and their families benefit from support services and resources offered free of charge by the Cancer Patient Support Program.
The newly launched Duke Center for Cancer Survivorship provides care for patients after they have finished active treatment. The center integrates top quality clinical care with research to provide a national model for survivorship care. The center operates on a multidisciplinary model; on one visit, survivors can access all the help they need, whether that is from a social worker, a dietician, or a physical therapist.
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