The experienced healthcare professionals of the Duke Cancer Network bring an array of oncology-related services to a regional network of community cancer programs. These programs share Duke’s commitment to excellence in cancer care through patient care, clinical research, and education.
Affiliations are tailored to the needs of each program, with services ranging from clinical services to benchmarking to consultative program assessment and development.
The Duke Cancer Network capitalizes on Duke’s strengths in oncology and provides one collaborative group to bring these strengths into local community practices. This allows us to leverage specialized knowledge in research, clinical practice, practice management, program development, and continuing medical education to improve cancer care delivery to our affiliates through the Southeast.
Duke’s Cancer Network provides physicians in affiliated communities access to cutting-edge research programs and provides education and training programs to physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
The Duke Cancer Network also provides new cancer education initiatives directed at patients in the communities. Through these affiliations, patients also have opportunities to participate in clinical trials utilizing a variety of new cancer treatments across all major cancer sites.
If you would like to learn more about how the Duke Cancer Network can work with you to enhance your program please contact us:
Affiliations with the Duke Cancer Network are customized within one of three primary areas of focus:
Oncology Management and Professional Services Affiliation
Hospitals within close geographic proximity to Durham, NC, that offer quality patient care programs and seek to broaden their scope of service to include oncology are candidates for an Oncology Management and Professional Services Affiliation.
In these cases, DCN and the community hospital partner to develop and manage a clinical oncology program, whether medical oncology, radiation oncology, or both. Clinics are staffed by Duke University Medical Center physicians, physician extenders, and fellows.
Current clinical affiliates include:
Many oncology programs reach a point in development where quality patient care and clinical operations are in place. They realize that the standard of care for oncology services includes providing patient access to research and clinical trials.
A research affiliation with the Duke Cancer Network offers assistance with development and ongoing management of a quality clinical trials program, as well as access to Duke investigator-initiated studies, national cooperative group trials, pharmaceutical industry studies, and collaborative research.
Current research affiliates include:
Program Development Affiliation
In response to development, growth, and expansion needs of hospitals not within ready geographic proximity to Durham, NC, the Duke Cancer Network offers a Program Development Affiliation.
This affiliation combines consultative management and administrative functions outlined in the management affiliation, clinical relationships between community-based providers and faculty/staff at Duke, with the development and management of a clinical trials program outlined in the research affiliation.
The robust Program Development relationship offers the opportunity for customization depending on the capabilities, needs, and interests of the affiliate organization, with the intent of providing full-spectrum comprehensive oncology services. Programmatic development can be comprehensive, or can center on a specific subspecialty program, such as bone marrow transplant.
Current program development affiliates include:
▪ Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA
▪ Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach , FL
▪ Lexington Medical Center, Columbia, SC
▪ Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, MI
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