Precision Cancer Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist

Precision medicine is changing the landscape of cancer treatment at Wake Forest Baptist, allowing us to provide our patients with more precise, targeted therapies. Are you a candidate?

Using the latest DNA sequencing technology, our experienced team of oncologists and geneticists can identify the genetic makeup of a patient’s tumor and tailor treatment to the specific cancer mutations (abnormalities). Our goal is to provide the best individualized cancer therapy designed for you. 

Targeted Cancer Therapy

No two cancers are alike. Every cancer has a unique genetic code, or blueprint, that shapes how it spreads and grows. Through genomic sequencing, our physicians can uncover genetic abnormalities or changes in a tumor that drive the growth of cancer. We then select treatments to specifically target these genes and attack the cancer, while sparing healthy tissues that the body needs. 

If you have active cancer and your treatment is no longer working, precision medicine may be an option for you. Learn more.

Cancers Treated with Precision Medicine

  • Abdominal cancers like pancreatic, appendiceal and stomach cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Head and Neck cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer not successfully resected by surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Metastatic colon cancer
  • Metastatic prostate cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
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