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Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center (WFBCCC) became an NCI-Designated Cancer Center in 1974. Offering nine cancer care locations across the Wake Forest Health Network, the center provides access to cancer care and expertise to the Piedmont and southern Appalachian region, an area of 58 contiguous counties in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. This region has significant health disparities compared with national averages.

WFBCCC is focused on improving cancer outcomes, patient advocacy, and community engagement. Its mission is to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in the local area it serves, nationally, and internationally through cutting-edge research, treatments, education, outreach, and multidisciplinary training. The WFBCCC leverages the expertise of more than 400 physicians and researchers to translate scientific knowledge and innovations directly to patients.

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Wake Forest School of Medicine

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Executive Director
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1082
(336) 716-7971
COE Leader
Nadine Barrett, PhD, MA, MPH
Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
CRTEC Leader
Heidi Klepin, MD, MS
Associate Director of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination
PED Leader
Adebola Adedimeji, PhD, MBA, MPH, MS
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Research Programs

Research Program Program Leaders
Cancer Genetics and Metabolism Cristina Furdui, PhD; Timothy Pardee, MD, PhD
Cancer Prevention and Control Eric Donny, PhD; John Salsman, PhD
Neuro-Oncology Waldemar Debinski, MD, PhD; Glenn Lesser, MD
Signaling and Biotechnology Karen Haas, PhD; Chang Lu, PhD

Shared Resources

Category Resource Directors
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Cancer Genomics Shared Resource Gregory Hawkins, PhD; Lance Miller, PhD, MS
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Crystallography and Computational Biosciences Shared Resource Thomas Hollis, PhD; W. Todd Lowther, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Jason Grayson, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Proteomics and Metabolomics Shared Resource Cristina Furdui, PhD
Cat 2: Laboratory Support Cell Engineering Shared Resource Ravi Singh, PhD
Cat 2: Laboratory Support Tumor Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource Edward Levine, MD
Cat 3: Epidemiology, Cancer Control Qualitative and Patient-Reported Outcomes (Q-Pro) Shared Resource Erin Sutfin, PhD
Cat 6: Biostatistics Biostatistics Shared Resource Ralph D'Agostino, PhD
Cat 7: Informatics Bioinformatics Shared Resource Liang Liu, PhD; Wei Zhang, PhD
Last Updated
June 5, 2024