Duke University Medical Center

Patient Resources U.S. News and & World Report ranks The Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) as one of the top cancer hospitals and the top in the South. The prestigious hospital is known to combine cutting-edge research with compassionate care. The center seeks to not only treat a patients’ cancer, but to care for the patient as a whole. The Duke Cancer Institute offers a full range of cancer services as well as a variety of educational and support classes available not only to patients, but their family members as well.  With a team made up of hundreds of cancer physicians, researchers, educators and staff, DCI offers unprecedented opportunities for teamwork and provides an environment conducive to learning. The lung cancer program at DCI uses a multimodal approach combining treatments of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy to ensure the best possible care is available to patients. Physicians, counselors and cancer specialists work together to design the best route of treatment unique to the individual.

Research and Clinical Trials

The Duke Cancer Institute is a leader in research offering hundreds of clinical trials to patients, as they seek new treatments to fight their disease.  Additionally, there are trials offered for both adults and children. The multispecialty lung cancer clinic unites the research efforts of pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists in an organized setting, constantly seeking to discover more advanced and effective treatments necessary to find a cure for cancer.

Hospital Awards and Recognition

Duke University Medical Center has been named among the 50 best hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review.  The prominent award was given to them for prioritizing patient needs, delivering innovation to the field of medicine and setting a higher standard for excellent patient care.  Furthermore, for the 21st year in a row, Duke Hospital has been named as one of the top 10 hospitals in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition. Along with excellent care and strive for cancer cures, the hospital has also been awarded the silver medal at the 2009 eHealthcare Leadership Award in the category of “Best Quality & Safety Communication” for the hospital’s web site. References: