Social Work

Oncology social workers help patients and their loved ones cope with the emotional and practical concerns that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Individual, family, and group consultations are available to both inpatients and outpatients.

Services Provided in the Duke Cancer Center:

  • Psychosocial Assessments

  • Safety Assessments

  • Resource-finding

  • Supportive Therapies

Contacts

Gregory Bankoski, LCSW
Office: 919-668-6676
Pager: 919-970-2722
Email: gregory.bankoski@duke.edu   

Head, GI, Thoracic, Melanoma, Sarcoma

Tina Rovaris, LCSW
Office: 919-684-5259
Pager: 919-970-2051
Email: tina.rovaris@duke.edu

Brain Tumor

Nancy Russell, LCSW
Office: 919-684-5259
Pager: 919-970-9734
Email: nancy.russell@duke.edu 

Breast, GYN, GU, Hematology

Maggie McDermott, LCSW
Office: 919-681-1681
Pager: 919-970-2283
Email: margaret.mcdermott@duke.edu

Brain Tumor