Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technology for healthcare services, clinical information, and medical education. The UNC Cancer Network Telehealth program connects healthcare providers across North Carolina in real time to discuss best practices for patient care, cutting edge research, and provide continuing medical education for healthcare professionals.

UNCCNNCCHPBThe University Cancer Research Fund’s investment in Telehealth has extended the reach of UNC’s experts to over 40 sites located in 21 communities across the state. Learn more about UNC Cancer Center's commitment to Telehealth from the 2013 FY UCRF Annual Report to the General Assembly.

Our affiliated communities videoconference with a team of UNC experts from a wide variety of specialties who meet and discuss treatment plans for patients during weekly Multidisciplinary Oncology Tumor Boards. Learn more about our Tumor Boards on the Telehealth Help page.

Currently, physicians at Wilson Medical Center, Rex Hospitals, Moses Cone, Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, and Mission Hospitals participate in Tumor Board conferences as patient cases warrant.  The virtual Tumor Boards provide ongoing medical education that is similar to being in the same room.

Cancer Research conferences between East Carolina University and UNC take place on a bi-monthly basis.  The videoconferencing system is also used to facilitate the distribution of Lunch and Learn lectures from Dare County to other communities.

Finally, physician-to-patient consultations are provided through the Telehealth Network.  The Comprehensive Cancer Support Program provides mental health support for cancer patients. In addition, the Clinical Genetics Program offers genetics counseling to patients via Telehealth.

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For more information on how to participate in the Tumor Boards or to schedule a Telehealth consultation, please contact our office by e-mail at .