Onco-Primary Care Mission

The Duke Center for Onco-Primary Care works toward improving the health outcomes of cancer patients by engaging primary care clinicians as active members of the cancer care team. 

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DELIVER evidence-based, patient-centered, personalized health care across the cancer continuum (from cancer screening to survivorship or end-of-life or chronic cancer care) by enhancing the interface between cancer specialists and primary care clinicians;

CONDUCT practice-changing research that improves (a) cancer screening rates,  (b) timely transition to cancer care, (c) management of non-cancer comorbidities during and after cancer therapy, and (d) long-term outcomes of cancer survivors, including those living with a chronic cancer; 

TRAIN and educate the next generation of clinicians and researchers to extend this mission; and

GENERATE policy leading to practice redesign.