• Hu, Jennifer (PI)
  • White, Douglas (PI)
  • Waite, B. (PI)
  • Lewis, Jon (PI)
  • Doellgast, George (PI)
  • Cooper, M. Robert (PI)
  • Levine, Edward (PI)
  • Berquin, Isabelle (PI)
  • Cline, J. Mark (PI)
  • Townsend, Alan (PI)
  • Lyles, Douglas S. (PI)
  • Avis, Nancy (PI)
  • Spurr, Charles (PI)
  • Capizzi, Robert L. (PI)
  • Paskett, Electra D. (PI)
  • Townsend, Alan (PI)
  • Shaw, Edward (PI)
  • Kucera, Gregory (PI)
  • Chen, Yong (PI)
  • Willingham, Mark (PI)
  • Pasche, Boris (PI)
  • Naughton, Michelle (PI)
  • Shaw, Edward (PI)
  • Sethi, V. Sagar (PI)
  • Pollack, Brian (PI)
  • Bass, David (PI)
  • Springer, Brian (PI)
  • Dagostino, Ralph B. (PI)
  • Garvin, Abbott (PI)
  • Lyerly, J.O.Y. (PI)
  • Bell-Farrow, Audrey (PI)
  • Pettenati, Mark (PI)
  • Claiborne, Alexander (PI)
  • Fleming, Ronald (PI)
  • Thomas, Michael (PI)
  • Kucera, Louis (PI)
  • Jerome, W. Gray (PI)
  • Case, L. Douglas (PI)
  • Powell, Bayard L. (PI)
  • Lively, Mark (PI)
  • Torti, Frank (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The Cancer Center of the Wake Forest University (CCWFU) is a
multidisciplinary, interdepartmental cancer research facility.
Research is organized into three divisions: 1. Division of Basic
Sciences, 2. Division of Clinical Research, 3. Division of Cancer
Control. Each is further subdivided into programs. The Division
of Basic Sciences is composed of programs of research in Immunology
and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Cell Biology and
Inflammation, Thrombosis and Experimental Radiation Oncology. The
Division of Clinical Research has a major emphasis on technology
transfer with introduction of new ideas from laboratory research
to be applied in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. These new
leads stem from basic research conducted at the CCWFU, as well as
at other cancer centers. Areas of special interest at the CCWFU
include research in leukemia and other hematologic malignancies,
breast, lung and colon cancer. In addition to clinical research
conducted at the Center, a major clinical program is focused on the
diffusion and application of new information into community
practice through an organization known as the Piedmont Oncology
Association (POA). The POA is a consortium of university and
community oncologists throughout the 5-state regions of the
Piedmont - North and South Carolina, Southern Virginia, Eastern
Tennessee, and parts of Georgia. This Cancer Center-sponsored
outreach program focuses on collaborative clinical trials and
continuing education programs. In addition, the CCWFU brings
protocols of a high priority fostered by the NCI and multi-
university, national cooperative groups into the community. This
approach offers community physicians and their patients the latest
in cancer care. The Division of Cancer Control focuses on public
education that will increase an awareness of cancer and will offer
preventive measures and interventions for early detection. The
Epidemiology Program will provide surveillance of cancer incidence
in the region served by the Cancer Center in order to alert the
faculty to the needs in education, prevention, and early detection.
The CCWFU supports high technology core laboratories which
facilitate cancer research. These include Tissue Culture, Electron
Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, GC/MS, Pharmacology, NMR, Hybridoma,
Oligonucleotide Synthesis Laboratory, Membrane Lipid Laboratory,
and Protein Sequencing. Education in cancer is offered as a formal
oncology curriculum to medical students, cancer research training
for basic scientists at both the pre- and postdoctoral level and
continuing education for physicians and nurses. The CCWFU has
established a Cancer Patient Support Program which offers
psychological supportive care to patients and their families and
conducts research as to how this care might be optimized. Areas
of future growth will include Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology,
Immunology, Cell Biology and marrow transplantation.
Effective start/end date3/1/761/31/22


  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)


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