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Dr. Raghavan, President of Levine Cancer Institute, discusses his vision for cancer care in the Carolinas and beyond. (3:45)
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Winter 2013

Nationally Recognized Prostate Cancer Care

Treating prostate cancer with brachytherapy involves using many needles to deliver radiotherapy directly to the tumor. But Levine Cancer Institute, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, is the first in the world to use real-time technology to perform high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy that avoids moving the patient for CT scans, markedly cutting recovery time while more comfortably delivering treatment.

Michael Haake, MD, medical director of Carolinas Medical Center Radiation Oncology, was the lead physician during the groundbreaking procedure this past spring. The procedure was performed on a patient in his early 60s with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

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  • Partnership Advances Pancreatic Cancer Research

    Levine Cancer Institute, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) are collaborating to advance translational and clinical research in pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of cancer.

  • Subspecialists Bolster Efforts to Implement Treatment Pathways in Hematologic Oncology

    In the midst of preparations for an inpatient bone marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas Medical Center, Edward Copelan, MD, chairman of the department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, is also overseeing a seismic shift in both the size and organization of his staff and the way these physicians interact with others throughout Carolinas HealthCare System.

  • Comprehensive Patient-Centered Oncology Services

    Ongoing efforts to enhance the oncology program at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, part of Levine Cancer Institute and Carolinas HealthCare System, recently brought a new patient navigator, dietitian and social worker to the campus, along with additional wellness programs and services to enrich the experience of patients, their families and their caregivers.

  • Knowledge Sharing Benefits Cancer Patients

    As medicine moves from more fragmented healthcare to collaborative patient management, the symbiotic relationship forged in 2012 between Levine Cancer Institute, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, and Roper St. Francis Healthcare is just one example of how the system is innovating to provide better healthcare for patients.

  • Recent News: Levine Cancer Institute Ranked as a Top 100 Integrated Health System

    Carolinas HealthCare System was among the nation’s top 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. This bi-monthly publication reports on hospital and healthcare system news, and the top 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know list is based on health systems’ range and coordination of healthcare services offered.

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