Why Be Treated at a Comprehensive Cancer Center?
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is proud to be among an 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.
Wake Forest Baptist 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 rare; only 47 cancer centers in the United States can claim this accreditation.
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Wake Forest Baptist has been designated a Pancreatic Cancer Center by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). We are the only institution in North Carolina and one of just 28 in the country to hold the designation, which the NPF established this year to recognize health care facilities devoted to provide the best multidisciplinary, patient-centered treatment of pancreatic cancer.
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The Low Dose CT lung cancer screening program at Wake Forest Baptist has been awarded the Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence designation by the Lung Cancer Alliance. This designation is awarded only to screening centers that meet strict criteria which comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices.
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Wake Forest Baptist has been recognized by the Sarcoma Alliance as a designated Sarcoma Center. An acknowledgment given to leaders in sarcoma research and treatment, we are one of only two institutions in North Carolina and 52 in the country to hold this designation. The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.
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.
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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.