Precision medicine is changing the landscape of cancer
treatment at Wake Forest Baptist, allowing us to provide our patients with more
precise, targeted therapies.
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
- Lung cancer not successfully resected by surgery
- Metastatic breast cancer
- Metastatic colon cancer
- Metastatic prostate cancer
- Ovarian cancer