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Published on April 29, 2016

UNC REX Cancer Care Announces Addition of East Raleigh Clinic on Sunnybrook Road

New location provides access, convenience and expertise for prostate cancer and other patients

RALEIGH, N.C. – UNC REX Healthcare (UNC REX) is proud to announce the addition of a new cancer clinic, UNC REX Cancer Care of East Raleigh. The clinic, at 117 Sunnybrook Road, will provide greater expertise, access and convenience for oncology patients in Wake County and beyond.

With the addition of this new location, patients receiving care at the clinic will have access to comprehensive support services available at UNC REX Cancer Care. Patients and families are supported with care coordination, psychosocial care, nutritional support, support groups and more. 

The clinic, formerly known as Carolina Specialty Oncology, will continue treating prostate cancer patients, and expand to include treatment of other cancers over time.

Dr. Hoffman

“We look forward to providing the same excellent, compassionate care that’s offered at our other UNC REX Cancer centers for all patients,” said Dr. Leroy G. “Pete” Hoffman, who will serve as the new clinic’s medical director. “We want to meet the needs of all prostate cancer patients, while increasing this clinic’s capability to help other patients as well. I’m thrilled to work with the clinic’s team and look forward to providing patients with the highest quality care.”

Dr. Hoffman is a highly regarded UNC REX radiation oncologist who has treated patients suffering from prostate, breast and other cancers at clinics in Raleigh and Clayton for more than three decades. In his role as medical director of the new East Raleigh clinic, he will be supported by the same multidisciplinary team of UNC REX oncology physicians, including Dr. Nathan Sheets, nurses and other caregivers that provide innovative treatment in Raleigh, Cary, Wakefield, Clayton and Smithfield.

UNC REX Cancer Care is the first accredited Commission on Cancer Comprehensive Community Cancer Center in North Carolina. Our providers work in partnership with physicians from UNC Cancer Care to provide access to clinical trials and highly specialized treatment for more complicated cases.

“Unfortunately, as this region’s population continues to age and grow, we are seeing more patients who require treatment for prostate and other cancers,” said Tom Grates, Executive Director of UNC REX Cancer Care. “We are proud of our commitment to providing every patient with the expert and innovative care that leads to the best possible outcomes. Our new East Raleigh clinic will offer another convenient option for patients in Wake County and beyond.”

UNC REX Cancer Care of East Raleigh is located at 117 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh. For information or to make an appointment, call (919) 334-3900 or visit online here. The clinic will host an open house on Friday, April 29, 1-3 p.m.

About UNC REX Healthcare

UNC REX Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,700 co-workers. UNC REX has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. UNC REX offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women’s care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. UNC REX’s medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. UNC REX provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. UNC REX was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing UNC REX nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. UNC REX was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, and included by the Leapfrog Group on its 2015 Top Hospitals list. Visit rexhealth.com for more information.

 

Media Contact
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare
919-784-4467

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