Radiation therapy is frequently the treatment of choice for many types of cancer.
Other times radiation therapy is given in addition to treatments such as chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy begins with a treatment planning session which carefully outlines
the area of the body to receive radiation and the amount of radiation necessary.
Treatment usually takes a number of weeks.
Because state-of-the-art radiation therapy and chemotherapy are available in Elkin,
patients and their families can avoid the added burden of traveling to other cancer
centers miles away.
Technology treatments are identical to those at large urban medical center. Gregory
Fiets, M.D., a board-certified Radiation Oncologist with the Wake Forest University
Department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of the Regional Cancer Center
at Hugh Chatham, provides care at the Center five days a week.
The Regional Cancer Center at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital now offers patients
improved chances for cure with fewer side effects. This state-of-the-art approach,
called Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT, uses computer-generated radiation
dose calculations. The radiation bean intensity if varied, or modulated, to allow
very precise dose delivery. The clinical use of IMRT shows great promise for prostate
cancer, head and neck cancers, and lung cancer.
The Regional Cancer Center serves residents of these counties:
The Regional Cancer Center includes board-certified radiation oncologists and physicists,
nationally certified radiation therapists, a licensed oncology nursing staff and
caring front office staff.
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital is aligned with the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC)
of Wake Forest University, the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and is staffed by
Wake Forest University Radiation Oncology Specialists. The Wake Forest Cancer Center
is designated as “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute, as
one of only about 36 in the nation. This collaborative relationship enables Hugh
Chatham Memorial Hospital to provide our patients state-of-the-art care close to
For more information on Radiation Oncology Services, contact:
Regional Cancer Center
180 Parkwood Drive
28621 (336) 527- 7577
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY
The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University at Elkin provides the
- Treatment of Chemotherapy side effects
- Bone Marrow Biopsies
- On-Site Lab Testing
- Access to clinical trials
- Consults for inpatients at Hugh Chatham
- Consultation and follow up care
- Peripheral blood smear interpretation
- Genetic testing
- Home Health and Hospice referrals
- Gregory Fiets, M.D.
Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
- Carol Albright, M.D.
Board Certified in Hematology/Oncology and in Internal Medicine
Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for many types of cancer. As a part of the
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University, the very newest advances
in chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer are available in our Elkin Clinic. Because
state-of-the-art cancer treatment is available here in Elkin, patients can avoid
the added burden of traveling to a distant treatment center.
For more information on Medical Oncology and Hematology Services, contact:
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at Elkin
300 Johnson Ridge Medical Park
Elkin NC 28621
The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University at Elkin provides competent,
compassionate, and innovative care of hematology and oncology patients in the Elkin
region as part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist
The Elkin campus serves residents of these counties:
- Look Good—Feel Better Program
- Women’s Cosmetic & Hair Care Class
- Heart & Soul
All treatments are given at our brand new
Elkin Campus conveniently located close to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. The clinic
is fully staffed every day Monday through Friday.
Not only do patients in our clinic have access
to the latest advances in radiation oncology and chemotherapy treatment, our patients
also have access to clinical trials. Patients in the Elkin clinic are provided the
same options as patients cared for in the Winston Salem clinic. We have staff on call to assist patients
after hours. This provides our patients with continuity of care and reduces the
number of emergency room visits.
Yes. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital now offers
patients improved chances for cure with fewer side effects. This state-of-the-art
approach, called Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT, uses computer-generated
radiation dose calculations. The radiation bean intensity if varied, or modulated,
to allow very precise dose delivery.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest
University Baptist Medical Center among the nation’s top hospitals for cancer
It is among an elite group of U.S. cancer centers designated by the National Cancer
Institute as comprehensive, indicating excellence in research, patient care and
The Comprehensive Cancer Center boasts three research centers of excellence: prostate,
breast and brain tumor
Wake Forest Baptist offers more cancer-related clinical trials than any other hospital
in western North Carolina.
Wake Forest Baptist scientists were first in the world to discover cancer resistant
cells in mice.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is home to North Carolina’s
first Gamma Knife, a non-invasive, stereotactic radiosurgical tool used to treat
malignant and benign brain tumors once considered inoperable
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers patients multidisciplinary clinics (breast,
lung, brain tumor, gynecologic oncology) in which patients can see all appropriate
physicians, usually during a single day, and leave with a treatment plan in place
-- lessening the time and stress between diagnosis and the beginning of treatment
Thirteen Wake Forest Baptist cancer doctors are included in America’s Top
Doctors for Cancer.