Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches Precision Medicine Program
At Wake Forest Baptist Health we know every single cancer patient is unique. That’s why every single cancer treatment should be unique as well.
Our Precision Medicine Program is designed to identify genetic abnormalities within each patient’s cancer cells and create a treatment plan that specifically targets those abnormalities. It is designed for adult and pediatric patients who have active cancer that has failed standard treatment.
Through genetic sequencing of the patient’s tumor cells we may be able to identify customized treatments which could enable the patient to:
- Take new cancer fighting therapies
- Take a drug not traditionally used for cancer
- Enroll in a clinical trial for a novel therapy being studies.
As the only academic medical center in western North Carolina, we are uniquely positioned to provide the highest level of cancer care, access to clinical trials and the broadest range of targeted drugs. We design treatments that are uniquely personalized to you – our valued patients.
Find out if you are a candidate for Precision Medicine.
Why Be Treated at a Comprehensive Cancer Center?
The Comprehensive Cancer Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is proud to be among the elite group of cancer centers acknowledged as the nation's leaders in the fight against cancer. The National Cancer Institute's comprehensive designation is an assurance that our patients have access to the latest technologies, cancer treatments, clinical trials, and research. Learn more about cancers we treat at Wake Forest.
Fast Access Combined with Advanced Cancer Care
At most medical centers, it can take weeks to see each of the physicians who will have a role in the patient's care. Our team of cancer experts has developed a system to streamline the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cancer patients by specialized teams of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists as well as allied health care professionals.
As one of only 45 institutions in the United States to be NCI-designated as a comprehensive cancer center, we have earned many accreditations, including:
The Breast Care Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the first center in the region to be granted full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers was recently reaccredited. Learn more about our accreditations.
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Areas of Focus
Brain Tumor Center of Excellence in North Carolina; focused on improving patient care all the way down the line at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Breast Cancer Center of Excellence facilitates collaborative research that addresses important questions regarding breast cancer.
The Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence (PCCOE) provides a mechanism to foster innovative, multidisciplinary research on prostate cancer.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) offers more cancer-related clinical trials than any other hospital in western North Carolina.
Discover the Gamma Knife – a precise and painless alternative to traditional brain surgery – performed by trained surgeons at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
The Leukemia Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is widely recognized for excellence in patient care, teaching and clinical research.