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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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    Patient Education through Physician Education.

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


Franklin County Cancer Center offers advanced technology and a multidisciplinary team of physicians, therapists, and nurses who are specially trained to care for patients with cancer.

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Radiation Oncology

Dr. McLaurin graduated with Honors in Physics from Emory and did his Radiation Oncology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He has over 30 years of clinical experience and is rated “One of America’s Top Oncologists” as well as a “Top Doctor in Raleigh, NC”.

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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Medical Oncology

Dr. Lerro and his highly skilled team of nurses and staff are dedicated to using the latest treatment options available to fight against all types of cancer, even the most complex. Dr. Lerro has been featured in the “Business of North Carolina Magazine” list of “Best Doctors in America” since 2011.

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Multidisciplinary Committees

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.