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Brody School of Medicine


Department of Oncology


Peter Kragel, Interim Chair, 116 Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

The Department of Oncology is the academic home for Brody School of Medicine oncology specialists and cancer researchers. The vision of the Department is to provide a collegial, collaborative environment for oncology specialists and cancer researchers, coalescing different disciplines within one academic unit, in order to improve the health of the people of eastern North Carolina through outstanding, multispecialty cancer care, education, basic and translational research.

Organizationally, the department includes various divisions such as the cancer biology, hematology/oncology, surgical oncology and outreach, with other oncology specialty divisions to be added dependent on faculty interest. The Department of Oncology also includes the Cancer Center clinical trials operations and the Cancer Center clinical laboratory.

The Department of Oncology is responsible for educating and training medical and graduate students, residents, physicians in private practice and in academic medicine, other health-care professionals, and the general public; extending current knowledge in the field of oncology by providing clinical and laboratory based research; caring for patients both in outpatient and inpatient settings; and providing service to the academic, private practice and lay communities.

Department of Radiation Oncology


Elizabeth Harris, Chair, 645 Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

Radiation oncology at East Carolina University's (ECU) Brody School of Medicine combines big-city services with small-town friendliness. ECU boasts the most advanced radiotherapy technology in the state of North Carolina, and is the only academic center in the state with both a Gamma Knife and a CyberKnife for optimal radiosurgery from head to toe.

We are located at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, North Carolina, which is the most comprehensive cancer treatment, academic, and research center in our region. Cancer patients who meet the eligibility criteria may stay free of charge at the American Cancer Society's McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge during radiation treatments. The Hope Lodge is conveniently located just one mile away from the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center.

Our ECU Radiation Oncology team is the largest, most experienced, and diverse team ever assembled in Eastern North Carolina. Our expert team has been able to bring the latest radiation technologies to our region. Our radiation oncology facility is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology, which sets us apart from all the radiation oncology practices in the region. Our services include a wide array of cutting-edge treatment options, such as CyberKnife radiosurgery, Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Hypofractionated IGRT for early stage lung cancer, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), prostate seed implants, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), MammoSite for breast cancer, TheraSphere for liver cancer, Zevalin for lymphoma, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery that promise to raise the quality of life of our patients by maximizing results and minimizing side-effects.

These innovative technologies require a team of dedicated physicists and other supporting staff that constantly work behind the scenes. Our team performs rigorous quality assurance checks so that you get the full benefits of our advanced technology. We are very proud of our high quality assurance standards that help us deliver the safest and most reproducible treatments possible.