About Radiation Oncology

Gamma Knife Patient with Radiation Therapist

The Department of Radiation Oncology is a leading radiation oncology center with the most advanced research programs in all 3 areas of the radiation oncology specialty. We have one of the busiest Gamma Knife programs in the United States and an active extracranial stereotactic program.

Advanced Imaging Technology 

Within the department, there is a 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit (3T MRI) and a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner dedicated to Bioanatomic treatment planning. The department conducts NIH-funded research in its clinical, medical physics and radiation biology sections.

Priority on Patient Care 

Many radiation cancer therapies require patients to spend weeks undergoing a treatment, which can be very demanding and exhausting. Our doctors and residents, registered nurses and radiation therapists, a social worker and a nutritionist are working together to offer the best possible environment and to help our patients to go through the process successfully. In addition, we have a nurse practitioner who provides guidance for patients with breast or prostate cancer. We are proud of our Cancer Patient Support program which can help with the psychological aspects of cancer care.

Quick Reference

Radiation Oncology

Main 336-713-3600
Fax 336-713-6622

Radiation Oncology
Wake Forest Baptist Health
1st Floor, Outpatient
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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Last Updated: 10-12-2015
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