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    SMART Cancer Center: Safer, Better, Cheaper.

    • Arc techniques minimize second cancers
    • 6 MV LINAC provides maximum sparing of critical organs
    • 3D Treatment significantly reduces costs
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About Us

Two decades at the Forefront of Technological Innovation in Radiation Oncology

Relay for Life Team

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Robert McLaurin, M.D.

Dr. Robert McLaurin received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with Honors in Physics from Emory. He was Chief Resident in the Radiation Oncology program at Baylor University, College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

He invented a stereotactic immobilization system which has become an industry standard. He also developed proprietary Radiation Treatment Planning software integrating MRI and Arc Radiation Therapy (ART). He obtained two U.S. Patents related to his pioneering work.

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Keith A. Lerro, M.D., PhD.

Regional Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests:
Oncology, Hematology

Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, Yale University
Internship/Residency: Montefiore/Albert Einstein
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Tampa
Certification/Awards: Board Certified in Oncology

Dr. Keith Lerro is a Board Certified Oncologist and Hematologist dedicated to using the latest treatments available against all types of cancer, even the most complex. Dr. Lerro received his cancer training at Yale University, residency at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Phone # 919-729-0046; Fax #: 919-729-0064. On location Wednesday morning only from 8am-12noon.

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Charles Hunter, PA-C

Dr. Charles Hunter is a Medical Oncologist who joined the Franklin County Cancer Center to help improve the coordination of chemotherapy and radiation. This arrangement enhances the quality of cancer care for patients throughout the entire community.

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Jamie Staton, B.S. RT (R)(T)

Jamie has worked with Dr. McLaurin at Franklin County Cancer Center since its opening in May 2006. She graduated from Edgecombe Community College in Radiography in 2003, and subsequently in 2004 from Pitt Community College in Radiation Therapy. She completed her Batchelor’s Degree at East Carolina University in 2007 in Health Services Management. Currently, she is the Chief Radiation Therapist and Office Manger for the Cancer Center.

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Susan Nelson, RT (R)(T)

Susan has worked with Dr. McLaurin at Franklin County Cancer Center since February 2010. She graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College for Radiography in 2008. She then completed the Radiation Therapy Program of study for Pitt Community College in 2009.

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Brenda Solomon

Brenda is a retired school teacher who has worked at the Franklin County Cancer Center since August 2010. She is also a cancer survivor and a former radiation oncology patient of Dr. McLaurin. She is a current representative of the American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center. She has been a resident of North Carolina for the past twelve years and moved here to be near her children.

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Cancer Care Team

In addition to the specialists in Radiation and Chemotherapy, the Franklin County Cancer Center conducts regular meetings in order to communicate, coordinate and cooperate with all the other medical specialties involved in cancer treatment, such as pulmonology, urology, gastroenterology, surgery, radiology, pathology, and numerous support services including the American Cancer Society.