Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches Precision Medicine

Wake Forest Baptist Health has launched its Precision Medicine Program, a comprehensive, personalized approach to treating cancer based on the individual genetic makeup of the patient’s tumor.

While traditional methods treat cancer by disease type (breast, colon, lung, etc.), precision medicine looks at specific cancer-associated genes in cells.

Precision medicine is designed for adult and pediatric patients who have active cancer that has failed standard treatment.

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We believe you deserve the very best care available, even when you don’t have a lot of time to wait. So now we’re able to see most new and existing primary care and orthopaedic services patients in 24 hours or less – often the same day or next business day. Take advantage of faster access to our most requested services.

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Match Day 2015

Match Day 2015

On March 20, seniors at Wake Forest School of Medicine learned where they will begin their careers as doctors at Match Day, an annual event at which graduating medical students learn where they’ll be doing their residencies. This year 113 Wake Forest medical students, 59 men and 54 women, matched in 20 specialties.

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Wake Forest Baptist and Wexford Science + Technology Take National Award for Redevelopment of Building 90

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, have received one of five national “Preservation’s Best of 2014” awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and Preservation Action.

Wake Forest Baptist and Wexford Science + Technology Take National Award for Redevelopment of Building 90
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Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Last for More Than 7 Years in Many Midlife Women

Frequent menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, lasted for more than seven years during the transition to menopause for more than half of the women in a large study, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D., Public Health Sciences, and coauthors analyzed data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a multiracial/multiethnic study of women transitioning to menopause.

 

 

 

Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Last for More Than 7 Years in Many Midlife Women
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New Valve Procedure Offered for Older Heart Disease Patients

Wake Forest Baptist is the only medical center in the Triad offering the latest heart valve procedure for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation by using a small high-tech clip that holds together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets to prevent blood from flowing back into the heart chamber.

New Valve Procedure Offered for Older Heart Disease Patients
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Improving Cancer Surgery is Goal of New Invention

With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to "light up" when a hand-held laser is directed at them.

Improving Cancer Surgery is Goal of New Invention
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A New Means of Helping Older Patients with Heart Valve Problems

Giving Heart Patients a Longer, Healthier Life

With new techniques and technology, physicians can treat people with structural heart disease who couldn’t tolerate open heart surgery.

Going Gluten-Free Is Crucial For Some

Going Gluten-Free Is Crucial For Some

Gluten-free diets have become a health trend. For those with celiac disease, eating gluten-free foods is a necessity.

Easing Pain at a Difficult Time in Life

Destroying Tumors, Easing Pain

A new method of treating spinal tumors brings quick pain relief to cancer patients.

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