Carolinas HealthCare System

Dr. Raghavan, President of Levine Cancer Institute, discusses his vision for cancer care in the Carolinas and beyond. (3:45)
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Summer/Fall 2014

Solid Tumor Oncology's Remarkable Evolution

Levine Cancer Institute has made a name for itself due to its state-of-the-art research facility and exceptional staff and expertise. The rapid evolution of leading-edge programs and services, however, prove that the Institute is on its way to changing the game for cancer care in the region.

With the recent development of subspecialty sections, physicians focus on specific cancer types. “Levine Cancer Institute is structured similarly to what you’d expect from large, comprehensive cancer institutes like MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering or Dana-Farber,” said Edward Kim, MD, chair of the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics.


  • Bringing Quality Cancer Care Close to Home

    Outside Charlotte, in Cabarrus County, patients with cancer can find the same quality of care at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute-Concord, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center, as they would receive at the research and administrative headquarters in Charlotte. “Our founding philosophy is cancer care without walls,” said Deborah Barton RN, assistant vice president of Levine Cancer Institute’s northern region.

  • New Programs Staff and Research Signal Rapid Growth

    At Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders is expanding in three major areas, including: Development of subspecialty sections led by expert clinicians, an array of leading-edge clinical trials for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, and opening of a state-of-the-art blood and marrow transplantation and hematologic malignancies unit.

  • Innovative Integrative Oncology Clinic Augments Conventional Therapies

    Results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2007 National Health Interview Survey showed that 64 percent of Americans who have had a cancer diagnosis used complementary therapy. Chasse Bailey-Dorton, MD, MSPH, co-medical director of the Integrative Oncology Clinic at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, suggests the clinic’s purpose rests in the answer to a single question: When patients with cancer turn to complementary therapies, what are they seeking? That initial question leads to others that help define the clinic’s goals.

  • National Recognition From Our Peers

    Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute was recently presented with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Levine Cancer Institute is one of a select group of only 74 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year.

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