Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

The team approach to fighting cancer with you

 

Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center is located conveniently between Vidant Medical Center and The Brody School of Medicine on the medical campus in Greenville.  The close partnership and proximity of the facilities allow our multidisciplinary team to work hand-in-hand, seamlessly delivering the best possible cancer care to the people of eastern North Carolina.

The multidisciplinary approach we use at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center brings together a team of physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in cancer care to develop a treatment plan that is tailored for you. The team may include specialists in your specific cancer type, medical oncologist, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, clinical trials nurse manager, pharmacist, and your nurse navigator.

Our cancer center offers clinics that include the following:

  • Lung-thoracic oncology
  • Breast oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Gynecological oncology
  • Medical oncology and hematology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Gastrointestinal oncology

Patients are able to come to the cancer center for their clinic appointments and easily access all of their cancer treatments without leaving the medical center campus.

Medical oncology

Chemotherapy

Outpatient chemotherapy takes place in Vidant Medical Center’s Outpatient Infusion Center on the first floor of the hospital. It’s a spacious suite outfitted with comfortable loungers. We can treat up to 44 patients at a time. The suite is large enough for patients to have up to two visitors. Private rooms are available for pediatric patients and for adults needing special accommodations.

Staff members at the Outpatient Infusion Center are specially trained, with many nurses holding advanced certification in cancer care. All have significant experience with chemotherapy and/or infusion therapy. They are well-versed in the growing number of clinical trials we offer here. Best of all, they are dedicated to offering care that is sensitive and responsive to your needs.

Radiation therapy

Vidant Radiation Oncology offers two convenient locations in the Greenville area at 801 WH Smith Boulevard and inside the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center at 600 Moye Boulevard. Vidant Medical Center has partnered with 21st Century Oncology to bring the most advanced radiation technology to eastern North Carolina. Our therapies precisely target your tumor site, delivering the most effective treatment, as well as lowering the risk of side effects and preventing the chance of recurrence.

Our experienced team of professionals develop an individual treatment plan for each patient, based on the cancer type, stage and location; and the patient’s general health and preferences. Technologies and treatment available at Vidant Radiation Oncology include:

  • Calypso® 4G Localization System™
  • Clinac® Linear Accelerator
  • CONTURA® Multi-Lumen Balloon (MLB) Catheter
  • MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System
  • SAVI® Breast Brachytherapy
  • 3D-Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

Radiosurgery

Patients in eastern North Carolina are fortunate to have access to two of the most advanced radiosurgery technologies, CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife®, for treating cancers.

Cyberknife®

  • This advanced form of radiosurgery is a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment delivers beams of high-dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy. This service is located in the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center.

Gamma Knife®

  • Gamma Knife uses a precisely targeted array of narrow beams of radiation to treat brain lesions. It is highly effective even in the most critical parts of the brain, yet the healthy tissue around the lesion receives very little radiation. This service is located in the Vidant Medical Center and is one of only two Gamma Knife programs in North Carolina.

Surgical oncology

Our 30-bed surgical unit, located on 1-South of Vidant Medical Center, provides a seamless transition from surgical oncology to medical oncology treatment. Patient care is provided for thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecological and head and neck procedures. Our Return to Care initiative includes hourly rounding, bedside shift reporting and the use of white boards in patient rooms – all designed to share information and increase patient and family involvement in all aspects of care.

Inpatient care

Some cancer regimens require treatment that can only be provided through inpatient care. Vidant Medical Center has three inpatient areas. Our 3-West and 1-East medical oncology units provide comprehensive care for patients needing general to intermediate-level care for active cancer treatment and symptom management. This offers patients and their families the added comfort and convenience of remaining in one place during the various phases of care.

The inpatient cancer care team at Vidant Medical Center includes physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, social workers and a host of other care partners and support staff. This collaborative team approach delivers excellent care in the hospital and also provides patients and their families with the knowledge and skills necessary for transitioning to independence and recovery at home.

Patient safety and compassionate care is our goal. We are in continual compliance with evidence-based practice guidelines and place a special priority on preventing central venous line and urinary tract infections. We also recognize that a healing environment is vital to achieving good outcomes. Patient advisors have been essential in discovering new and innovative ways to increase patient comfort with special furniture and other amenities. Additional practices such as scheduled quiet times, exercise opportunities and pet therapy enhance the healing environment.

Palliative care

Palliative care is given to patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. It is designed to manage uncomfortable symptoms and side effects of the illness and to address the related emotional, social and spiritual issues. Palliative care is given along with other cancer treatment, and has been proven to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Complementary and integrative therapies

We offer patients animal-assisted therapy; exercise opportunities; Healing Touch, a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy; massage therapy; recreational therapy; and Reiki therapy, a Japanese energy-based therapy that promotes healing and wellness.

Outreach

We offer cancer screening programs and prevention and awareness events throughout eastern North Carolina. If you are interested in planning or attending an event, call us at 252-847-9507.

Support groups and survivorship programs

We are committed to providing those affected by cancer with the mental, emotional and spiritual support they need to complement and enhance clinical outcomes. We offer support groups and other cancer-related resources as well as an array of free events designed to help you get the most out of life, no matter where you are in your cancer journey. Our recent programs have included a cooking class, deep-sea fishing, yoga, kayaking, zen gardening and a movie night — just to name a few.

These programs offer information, education and companionship. For information about these programs, call 252-847-7943. You may also visit our survivorship and support services page.

Our Location

600 Moye Blvd
Greenville NC 27834-4300

252-744-1888

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MON - FRI 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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