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.
- Meet our doctors. http://www.wakehealth.edu/Comprehensive-Cancer-Center/Our-Doctors.htm
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:
Medical Oncology (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.
- 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 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.
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.