What does Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute mean to area patients? Cutting-edge treatments, available nowhere else in the immediate region, can be accessed close to home. The Charlotte Observer recently published a story about the Institute’s growing Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, including Charlotte’s first adult bone marrow transplant clinic.
The program has recruited some of the industry’s best physicians and will soon be one of the leading sites in the country for blood cancer clinical trials.
Until last week, Charlotte was the largest U.S. city without an adult bone marrow transplant program. It’s just a short walk from the hospital system’s Levine Cancer Institute, which opened in 2012 and has since hired nine specialists in hematologic oncology, or blood cancer. They come from some of the most prestigious U.S. medical centers, including the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins University.