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.

Same Day/Next Day Appointments

Learn more about same day/next day appointments.

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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At Wake Forest Baptist, we are committed to providing our patients with a simple, secure way to access their medical information (such as lab results and future appointments) and e-mail their healthcare providers for more information (including prescription refills) about their care.

Access your health information online, anytime. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for information on how to get started.  

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Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated When Pain Intensity Doesn’t Match Expectation

In a study published in the early online edition of the journal PAIN, Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has identified through imaging the part of the brain that is activated when a person expects one level of pain but experiences another.

Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated  When Pain Intensity Doesn’t Match Expectation
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Preventing Swimmer's Ear

Wake Forest Baptist pediatric otolaryngologist Adele Evans, M.D., provided some tips for protecting you and your children against swimmer’s ear.

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Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack

Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack – the more common of the two types. The study, led by Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., Public Health Sciences, is published in the April 27 online issue of Circulation.


Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack
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Collaboration Leads to Invention of Potentially Lifesaving Medical Device at Wake Forest Baptist

To perform a series of life-saving operations on newborn Madi Pope, Adele Evans, M.D., a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist at Wake Forest Baptist, needed a special type of small plastic tube that split into two smaller tubes to help the baby breathe. Trouble was, there was no such device.

Collaboration Leads to Invention of Potentially Lifesaving Medical Device at Wake Forest Baptist
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More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications

Medicine obviously can't do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn't get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.

More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications
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Exercise Lessens Lung Injury and Muscle Wasting in Critically Ill Patients

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that affects approximately 200,000 people a year in the United States and has a higher mortality rate than breast and prostate cancer combined. Efforts to fight ARDS with various drug therapies aimed at the lungs have failed. However, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have tried a different approach – exercise.

Exercise Lessens Lung Injury and Muscle Wasting in Critically Ill Patients
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