Peter Kragel, Interim Chair, 116 Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center
The Department of Oncology is the academic home for Brody School of Medicine oncology specialists and cancer researchers. The vision of the Department is to provide a collegial, collaborative environment for oncology specialists and cancer researchers, coalescing different disciplines within one academic unit, in order to improve the health of the people of eastern North Carolina through outstanding, multispecialty cancer care, education, basic and translational research.
Organizationally, the department includes various divisions such as the cancer biology, hematology/oncology, and outreach, with other oncology specialty divisions to be added dependent on faculty interest. The Department of Oncology also includes the Cancer Center clinical trials operations and the Cancer Center clinical laboratory.
The Department of Oncology is responsible for educating and training medical and graduate students, residents, physicians in private practice and in academic medicine, other health-care professionals, and the general public; extending current knowledge in the field of oncology by providing clinical and laboratory based research; caring for patients both in outpatient and inpatient settings; and providing service to the academic, private practice and lay communities.