Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center

1988 S. 16th Street | Wilmington, NC 910 251 1839
  • Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center
  • Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center
  • Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center
  • Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center
  • Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center
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Welcome

We are pleased you have taken the time to visit our website and gather more information about our practice.

Our goal: To provide you, our patient, with excellent medical care each time you visit with us. We understand that this may be a very difficult time for you and your family members and want you to feel comfortable during your care. We are here to answer any questions you and your family may have about your disease and available treatment options.


Our Mission: To treat our patients with technologically advanced radiation therapy in an expert, compassionate, and respectful manner with the goal of improving and extending life. We believe that a commitment to offer our patients the opportunity to participate in high-quality clinical research will improve cancer outcomes for our patients and society in general.

 
 

Latest Posts

CCRO designated as a Community Clinical Oncology Program
29 July 2013
The project, "Advancing Clinical Trials in Coastal North Carolina" , is a partnership between Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.   The program will sustain and extend the successes achieved in improving cancer outcomes for underserved populations via the Cancer Disparities Research Partnership Program.  Specifically, the program seeks to increase enrollment onto NCI sponsored clinical trials for cancer treatment and control.  The CCOP was awarded for 3 years, for a total of $1,588,045.  There are approximately 50 CCOP programs in the United States, and it is an honor to have been awarded the CCOP designation.  We anticipate that this designation will allow us to continue to offer clinical trials and treatment options typically found only in larger, university-based hospitals.    For more information: http://ccop.cancer.gov/about/patients-public
Early Stage Lung Cancer: A Cure Without Cutting
04 December 2012
As Lung Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end this November, I’ve chosen to highlight a promising new radiation treatment for patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that either decline surgery or are “medically inoperable” (unable to have surgery due to poor health, usually weak heart or lung function). This technique is called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and generally consists of 7-9 different radiation beams entering the body from different angles.  All of the beams overlap at the tumor, delivering a very high RT dose focally at that site. There is rapid dose “fall-off” in areas where the beams don’t overlap outside of the tumor.  Thanks to advances in RT machines and the software that controls them, the size of each RT beam can be as small or smaller than the tumor itself, resulting in much less radiation dose to nearby normal lung than previous techniques.  SBRT is typically delivered in three to five sessions over 1-2 weeks, whereas a conventional RT course to treat an early NSCLC would be delivered in 35 sessions over 7 weeks.