• read more about SMART


    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
  • Educate yourself


    Patient Education through Physician Education.

    • Franklin County Cancer Committee
    • Franklin County Breast Care Team
    • American Cancer Society Resource Center


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Fighting Back Against Breast Cancer

Years ago, before there were any cancer specialists in Franklin County, it was not unheard of for a woman to develop an aggressive type of breast cancer, go undiagnosed and die prematurely, if not unnecessarily, of her disease.

Dr. McLaurin and his team of oncology specialists at the Franklin County Cancer Center are working hard to change that. The Franklin County Breast Care Service, which operates within the Franklin County Cancer Center, provides education to physicians and patients alike, so that fewer lives will be lost.

“Early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer saves lives,” says Dr. McLaurin. “If caught early, the prognosis is excellent. Due to continued advances in our knowledge and treatment techniques, most women only need minimally invasive surgery. In the earliest cases, many women don’t even need chemo.”  Read more about Fighting Back Against Breast Cancer



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Medical Director & Board Certified Radiation Oncologist-R. L. McLaurin Jr., MD MBA

Dr. Robert McLaurin received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and was Chief Resident in the Radiation Oncology program at Baylor University, College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. As the Medical Director of The Franklin County Breast Care Center, he is responsible for orchestrating the activities of a whole team of dedicated professionals in order to achieve the optimal result. Specialists in Primary Care, Radiology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Physical Therapy are all involved in the coordination of care of each individual patient.



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Board Certified Medical Oncologist-Keith Lerro, MD PhD

Dr. Lerro is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist who specializes in caring for cancer patients and those with blood disorders. He has been featured in the “Business of North Carolina Magazine” list of “Best Doctors in America” since 2011 for his dedication to fight all cancers, event the most complex.