While major accomplishments in blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) were
being made around the country, the first BMT
program at Wake Forest Baptist came into view,
a vision brought to life by David D. Hurd, MD.
Determination of BRCA1 and 2 mutation carrier status has become increasingly important. Estimates suggest that about 80% of breast cancers and 90% of ovarian cancers are sporadic; while only 5% to 10% of breast cancers are hereditary.
The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has been steadily increasing over the last few decades, mostly due to HPV, which is now associated with the majority of newly diagnosed cases of OPSCC.
Men who experience hot flashes because they are undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer are not significantly helped by two treatments that alleviate that symptom in menopausal women, the results of a study show.
To respond to the growing demand in cancer services that the existing cancer center was experiencing, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is expanding its comprehensive cancer center to help patients cope with the daunting challenges of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The Malignant Melanoma Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health employs a multidisciplinary approach for the management of patients with all stages of this disease. The goals of the program are centered on unequivocal excellence in all areas of care for patients with malignant melanoma.
Measurable patient characteristics that predict better tolerance have not been widely studied and are desperately needed in clinical practice to inform treatment decision-making and individualize care for each older adult with AML.
Bayard L. Powell, MD, the Director-At-Large and a Professor in Hematology & Oncology at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the next steps for CPI-613 in hematologic malignancies.
Alterations in the chromosomes of two genes have been implicated in an increased risk of prostate cancer mortality, and the discovery holds promise for distinguishing which patients are candidates for more aggressive therapy.