The Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ms. Pam Powers, met with Duke University Vice President and Secretary of Duke University Health System, Dr. Monte Brown and Durham VA Health Care System (DVAHCS) Executive Director Mr. Paul Crews in September to discuss developing a national Women’s Oncology Care system. Through VA’s current affiliation with Duke University, Veterans receive care from many of the country’s leading cancer care minds as a result of dual employment between Duke University Medical Center’s Duke Cancer Institute and DVACHS.

According to Deputy Secretary Powers, “I am steadfast in our pledge to develop the highest quality, national breast cancer system, accessible to women regardless of ZIP code, through a combination of groundbreaking research and teleoncology innovations. A VA and Duke partnership will move us exponentially forward in that direction.”

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