The division has a legacy of excellence in care and specialized expertise. It is a regional resource for eastern North Carolina, and has assisted in the development of cancer programs in several outlying hospitals. Because of the complexity of these diseases and the rapid development of new therapies, multidisciplinary disease oriented care is our model. We offer specialized programs in breast cancer, aerodigestive tract malignancy, melanoma, urologic malignancies, hematologic malignancies, benign hematology and hemostasis.
On the inpatient service, a team approach is used which consists of staff physicians, a cancer nutritionist, cancer pharmacist, cancer program chaplain and specially trained nurses. The service offers not only the most current chemotherapy and biotherapy, but a comprehensive array of patient and family oriented services including symptom management, pain control, family education, discharge planning, home care and (when needed) hospice care planning.
Our outpatient services are coordinated at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center. This facility is adjacent to the School of Medicine and the Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Nursing services are provided by oncology accredited nurses, and patients in the naturally lighted chemotherapy bay are assisted by case managers, pharmacists and social workers. The Hematology/Oncology Division is a major participant in clinical trials and we committed to the delivery of cutting edge care to the residents of eastern North Carolina.
Our ACGME accredited fellowship training program endeavors to provide our trainees with the best tools to care for patients with hematologic or oncologic disease.
Adam S. Asch, MD
Professor of Medicine