Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outreach Clinics
UNC's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program currently has two outreach clinics - one in Raleigh, NC at Rex Hospital and one in Wilmington, NC at the South East Area Health Education Center.
Dr. Rupa Redding-Lallinger visits the outreach clinic in Raleigh twice a month to see hematology patients who are referred mostly from the Raleigh area. This clinic has been in existence for about 2 years.
The outreach clinic in Wilmington has been in existence for over 20 years, and UNC physicians visit once a month. When the clinic first started, physicians saw 3-5 children every other month; clinic physicians now see over 40 children in a day. This outreach clinic recieves referrals from the eastern part of the state for both benign and malignant disorders.
To make a referral to the Raleigh outreach clinic, call 919-783-7809.
To make a referral to the Wilimington outreach clinic, call 910-667-6819.
To make a referral to UNC's Pediatric Oncology Program, call 919-966-1178.
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Hotline
If you are a health care provider of a cancer survivor who is 16-39 years old, we have a new resource that might be helpful to you.
The adolescent and young adult hotline is available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can page us at: 800-604-8215 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the hotline, visit: http://unclineberger.org/yesican
Hy Muss, MD, director of UNC's geriatric oncology program, talks about the emerging field of geriatric oncology and the care of older patients. Watch video.
A Dedicated Geriatric Oncology Consultation Clinic
Cancer is a disease of aging, with age as the single most important risk factor for developing cancer. A Geriatric Oncology consultation clinic is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2012 - it willl focus on patients 70 and older with a diagnosis of cancer, providing expert advice related to treatment selection and possible interventions designed to maintain patient function and the highest possible quality of life.
Several geriatric oncology clinical trials are currently available:
LCCC0916: An ongoing registry trial that uses a brief but complete geriatric assessment tool that is mostly self-administered. At present there are over 500 patients accrued. Our goal is to develop a program to provide clinicians with results of the assessment as well as recommendations for interventions in “real-time.” (PI Dr. Hy Muss)
LCCC0924: p16 gene expression increases with aging and results in cell senescence in all tissues. This cross-sectional trail is evaluating p16 levels in women with early stage breast cancer to determine the effect of endocrine and chemotherapy on aging. (PIs Drs. Ned Sharpless and Hy Muss)
For more information about UNC's geriatric oncology program, including available clinical trials, visit: http://unclineberger.org/geriatric or call 919-957-6599.
For questions about all clinical trials at UNC (including those at UNC that are also offered at other sites), contact the UNC Lineberger protocol office at 919-966-4432 or (toll-free) 1-877-668-0683.
To make an appointment at the N.C. Cancer Hospital for one of your patients, visit our web page for referring physicians. You may also contact the Carolina Consultation Center at 1-800-862-6264.