Treatments

At the Comprehensive Cancer Center, we apply a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment. Different specialists work together as a team to provide the best possible treatment plan for you after meeting with you in a clinical setting and reviewing your diagnostic imaging results.

Advanced Cancer Treatments in North Carolina 

Treatments for most types of cancer include surgery, medical oncology (chemotherapy) and radiation oncology. Learn more about the various treatment options we provide:

Learn about surgical oncology.

Medical Oncology (Chemotherapy) 

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells and prevent them from spreading.
  • Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy
    Performed by only a handful of surgeons across the country, intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) is performed in concert with traditional surgery to remove the cancer.

Learn more about medical oncology.

Radiation Oncology 

  • Axesse™ Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
    Axesse™ Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) is a radiation treatment that offers highly-accurate targeting of tumors and lesions virtually anywhere in the body. 
  • Gamma Knife®
    Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become the treatment of choice for selected benign and malignant brain tumors and vascular malformations involving the brain, as an alternative to conventional open surgery.
  • Brachytherapy
    Brachytherapy is a form of radiation treatment where the radioactive material is placed in direct contact with the tumor, or areas at risk once the tumor is removed post-surgery.

Learn more about radiation oncology.

Other Cancer Treatments 

  • Tumor Immunotherapy
    Tumor immunotherapy is the treatment of cancer with biologics, hormonal therapies and vaccines. 
  • Interventional Radiology
    Interventional radiology involves non-surgical treatments for cancer, including radiofrequency tumor ablation.
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    The complex transplantation procedure uses stem cells isolated in bone marrow or blood, either from a compatible donor (related or unrelated) or the patient’s own bone marrow or blood.

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