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Doctors win fight against UNC to build Prostate Cancer Center

Posted March 3, 2011

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— A Triangle group of doctors has won its fight against UNC Health Care to build a prostate cancer treatment center.

Four years ago, doctors from Cary Urology proposed a $10 million facility to address the state's high rate of prostate cancer among minority men. UNC Health Care fought the project, then competed for it.

UNC has now dropped its appeals, and Cary Urology's doctors say they plan to open the prostate cancer center in Southeast Raleigh next year.

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  • wildcat Mar 4, 2011

    Thanks to the Doctor for putting up a good fight and winning. Many men will not go see a doctor, not until its too late.

  • soyousay Mar 4, 2011

    do you really think it was about the underserved..
    it was about getting the CON for linear accelerator.....check out the applications...
    oh and by the way the prostate patients groups are very active and quite vocal men2men etc

  • beef Mar 4, 2011

    Unlike breast cancer, prostate cancer does not have a well organized political pressure group behind it. It is unfortunate that they have to cite concern for minorities, kids and women as a reason to build such a center. Helping old white men is not politically correct. Letting them die and seizing their money is.

  • Eduardo1 Mar 3, 2011

    prozacdipenser.you have overdosed, quick check your self in to a ER immediately.

    I use the Cary Urology group and they are fantastic!!!!

    And by the way, I see an equal amount of AfricanAmerican in the waiting room with myself.

    One more note, Cary Urology treats MANY young men, & even children. By the way, Cary also treats lots of Women

  • ParanormalGuy Mar 3, 2011

    So how about the rest of the male population? We have just as much prostate problems as minority males.

  • Road-wearier Mar 3, 2011

    UNC should be ashamed of themselves, but I guess they're just in medicine to make a buck. The actual health of patients, well, that's not as important.

    I just got my bill from Wake Med for an emergency appendectomy. I'm grateful for insurance as it was almost $24,000. The first two phone numbers on the bill are for accounts, and then for bankruptcies.

  • eccgc Mar 3, 2011

    Yeah! This is GREAT news!

  • LuvLivingInCary Mar 3, 2011

    if you think cary urology's focus is minority men that is such a small part of the population, keep drinking the koolaid. just a front for the overall healthcare dollars available from older men that have lots of bank balances.