Duke Supportive Care & Survivorship Center

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Cheyenne Corbett, PhD

Administrative Director

919.684.4497

Center Leadership

Kevin Oeffinger, MD, a family physician and member of Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), directs the DCI Supportive Care and Survivorship Center. He is also the founding director of the DCI Center for Onco-Primary Care. Oeffinger sees patients at DCI who are cancer survivors and have a high risk of future cancers or have multiple medical problems related to their previous cancer therapy. He is also a Professor of Medicine with tenure, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Family Medicine & Community Health, and Population Health Sciences. He has a long-standing track record of NIH-supported research in cancer screening and survivorship and has served in a leadership capacity in various cancer-focused and primary care-focused national committees and organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Cancer Society, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT is the Administrative Director of the Supportive Care and Survivorship Center and the Center for Onco-Primary Care, and Director of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program at the Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC. She received her MS and PhD from Nova Southeastern University, FL, in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy. Her area of clinical expertise is the psychosocial care of patients diagnosed with cancer and their families. Her research involves learning about how cancer impacts patients, family members, and their relationships. She leads a multidisciplinary psycho-social team comprised of clinicians and researchers: including Medical Family Therapists, Oncology Recreation Therapists, Child Life Specialists, patient navigators, and psychologists. Dr. Corbett’s team also consists of additional members who coordinate volunteer services, self-image programs, and external relations. She has also designed and oversees a psycho-social oncology training program, for masters and doctoral students, that prepares these clinicians and researchers for careers in psycho-social oncology. Dr. Corbett presents regionally and nationally in the areas of clinical supervision, distress screening and management in oncology care, the family experience of cancer, and the psychosocial components of cancer care. All Dr. Corbett’s work is relationally-focused, and this lens is used in the development and oversight of programs.


 

Center Overview

Center for Supportive Care and Survivorship Chart The Duke Supportive Care & Survivorship Center offers support services to assist families facing cancer.

Center programs are designed to meet the needs of the whole person, not just the cancer.

High-quality comprehensive cancer services are offered through the center's Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) and through collaborations with Duke Health and Duke University.

Most of these support services, including cancer education, KidsCan!, support groups, individual and family therapy, Pets At Duke and others are offered at no cost to patients and their loved ones.

The center also offers a number of survivorship clinical services that help patients understand the long-term and late effects of cancer and how to live a fuller life after treatment.

The Quit at Duke program provides standardized assessment, contemporary evidence-based medication algorithms, multiple behavioral interventions including one targeting cancer patients. Patients are followed through their quit attempt with frequent regular phone calls. 

Visit Supportive Care & Survivorship Services for a complete list of support services.

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program

A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for patients and their families. Our cancer patient support program provides services throughout the cancer experience—from suspicion of a cancer diagnosis through the time of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survival, including circumstances surrounding end of life.

We believe quality comprehensive cancer care involves attending to issues beyond the scope of traditional models of medicine. We are committed to treating the whole person, not just the cancer. That care extends to family and loved ones, because we know cancer touches the lives of those surrounding us. As a testament to our values, most of our cancer support services are provided at no additional charge to patients or their family members and friends.

Visit Supportive Care & Survivorship Services for a complete list of support services.

Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, has been the director of this program since 2006.

Patient Navigation

The Center's Patient Navigation Program offers a unique personal approach to assisting patients coordinate their care. Our patient navigators provide services that include: coordination of services from diagnosis through post treatment; finding financial resources, lodging, and transportation; identifying and bridging cultural and linguistic barriers; educating on disease and clinical trials; and making referrals to internal and community resources.

Visit Supportive Care & Survivorship Services for a complete list of support services.

Survivorship Clinical Services

The Center offers a number of survivorship clinical services that help patients understand the long-term and late effects of cancer, as well as how to live a fuller life after treatment.

Visit Supportive Care & Survivorship Services for a complete list of support services.

Quit At Duke

Quit At DukeThe multifaceted Quit at Duke program provides standardized assessment, contemporary evidence-based medication algorithms, multiple& behavioral interventions including one targeting cancer patients. Patients are followed through their quit attempt with frequent regular phone calls.

James Davis, MD, medical director for the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation, directs Quit at Duke and co-directs the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Credentialing Program.

Masters+ level staff run the behavioral interventions. Several clinical trials are offered through the program and may provide free medications. 

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