Full Spectrum of Thoracic Cancer Services Offered in Wake County

Cancer experts will be closer to patients’ homes, expanding access

Dr. Concepcion talking with a patient

Duke’s thoracic cancer team in Wake County specializes in comprehensive care, including expedited screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. With or without a cancer diagnosis, your patients can be seen within 72 hours. Same- or next-day appointments are available when needed.

Whether newly diagnosed or seeking a second opinion, our goal is to offer patients more treatment options, better care, and improved quality of life. You can refer patients for:

  • Abnormal chest imaging
  • Incidental lung nodule findings
  • Suspicious lung or esophageal masses
  • Mediastinal masses or adenopathy
  • Thymus tumors
  • Pleural effusion
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Thoracic carcinoid or neuroendocrine cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Any known or suspected thoracic malignancy
Refer to Duke Oncology Services in Wake County

Our referring provider team makes referring patients to Duke Cancer Centers in Wake County easy.

To schedule a new patient or for patient appointment updates, call 919-485-1900 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

You can also email or use the referral form below.

New thoracic oncologist joins Duke Cancer Center Raleigh

Joel Rivera Concepcion MD, JD, has joined the Duke Cancer Institute and sees patients in Raleigh.  River Concepcion, who completed a thoracic oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, joined Duke in September.
His primary focus is treating patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma, and cancer of the thymus. His research is focused on treatment of lung cancer with targeted therapies and immunotherapies, and the evaluation of patient outcomes in “real-world” settings.
“Our team at the Duke Cancer Center Raleigh provide an important bridge between the academic medical center and the community,” says Rivera Concepcion, who is also associate director of clinical research for thoracic oncology at Duke Raleigh. “We have a unique population of patients who may benefit as we begin incorporating more clinical trials here in Wake County,” Rivera Concepcion says.
A Puerto Rico native, Rivera Concepcion speaks fluent Spanish and will join outreach led by DCI’s Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity program to build awareness and expand enrollment in clinical trials to all communities in the local area, including the diverse Hispanic population.

Telehealth lung screenings available

Duke’s comprehensive screening services offer patients in-person or video screening visits with imaging appointments available at multiple locations, including Duke Imaging Cary Parkway, Duke Imaging Heritage, Duke Imaging at Duke’s Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh, and Duke Raleigh Hospital Imaging Services.
Lung screening is recommended for patients age 50 years or older, with a length of smoking of at least 20 pack-years during their lifetime, and are currently smoking or have quit within the past 15 years. To schedule a CT Lung Screening, call 919-684-7999.