The CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to earn recognition as one of the top institutions of its kind in the country. In 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked it highest in North Carolina for cancer care and 19th in the nation.

The center’s designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a was renewed for five years, making it one of three such centers in the state, one of 49 in the country and one of the very few to hold the designation continuously since 1990.

The NCI designation means that a Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the highest U.S. government standards for cancer research and patient care. Studies show that patients who receive care at an NCI-designated cancer center can improve their long-term survival rates by up to 25%. 

The Comprehensive Cancer Center has a team of 120 clinicians representing all aspects of cancer care including those in the fields of Hematology and Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Colon and Rectal Surgery. These specialists are committed to offering patients the latest treatments, technologies and clinical trials, including precision medicine, cancer genomics, and immunotherapy. The center also provides a range of support programs to help patients and their family members successfully address the various non-medical issues they face while dealing with cancer.

Multiple Cancer Specialists Ensure Advanced Treatment

By combining views from multiple cancer experts, our patients can expect to have the best cancer treatment available. This “consensus treatment planning” not only ensures that every possibility is considered for the patient’s health, it streamlines the process to provide answers and care faster. Our multidisciplinary clinics are so effective that patients can see an entire group of physicians who specialize in treating their type of cancer in one day.

Preparing For Your Visit 

Because of the unpredictable nature of cancer, some patients may require additional tests, treatments and planning.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare individualized treatment plans for all of our patients.

Please bring along medications, snacks or reading materials as you may have multiple appointments in one day.

If you have any MRI, CT, bone scan or x-ray images on a CD disk, please bring this CD with you for your visit.  Also, if you have had a prior biopsy or surgery, please confirm with your referring doctor or hospital that the pathology slides have been sent to our doctors for review by our pathologists.

Parking Deck C has a walkway leading directly to the Cancer Center and costs $1.50/hour, with a cap of $4.50 for the entire day.  For $10 a day, valet parking is available to park and retrieve your car at the Cancer Center Patient Drop-off.

The Story of Cancer at CepEsperu Baptist Health

Being treated at our comprehensive cancer center means you not only have access to physicians who are leaders in advancing cancer care, but you also become part of our cancer family. 

Our physicians, nurses and staff take pride in treating patients and their families with compassion and kindness, while working to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.

Cancer Health Equity

The mission of the Office of Cancer Health Equity is to facilitate clinical care and research focused on improving outcomes for under-served populations in our community. We will succeed in this mission by supporting research focused on eliminating cancer disparities as well as assuring the highest level of culturally competent clinical care for all patients.

Cancer Center Accreditations

Accreditations are an assurance that the patients at our Comprehensive Cancer Center have access to the latest technologies, cancer treatments and research.