imagesGX4N3V1FCarolinaEast Health System has just announced they’re partnering with UNC Cancer Care to build their newest cancer center just down the road in New Bern, NC.  This $30 million, cutting edge center puts the cancer services of CarolinaEast and UNC under one roof.  And a much closer roof at that because patients living in our area now travel over two hours to Chapel Hill or the Triangle area for specialty cancer care.

imagesO2GECTKB“The new cancer center supported by our wonderful local clinicians and enhanced by our collaborative efforts with UNC Cancer Care will make the journey to recovery much more navigable and make available specialists, protocols and clinical trials never before available in our region,” said Ray Leggett, president and CEO of CarolinaEast Health System.

This is a big, big deal.  Not only because it will create more jobs and bring some of the nations top health care professionals to the area, but also for the many, too many, individuals and families that are affected by cancer every single day.  A little bit of hope is moving to New Bern!

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