Celebrating the transformation of Novant Health Cancer Institute and the generosity that made it possible
Your donations have helped us transform the Novant Health Cancer Institute, located at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. The institute is reaching the end of its $5.6 million renovation. Because of your support, patients can receive innovative cancer care right here in Winston-Salem.
The renovated infusion space was designed to improve aesthetics, provide natural light and ensure patient privacy with 45 private bays. A renovated gynecologic oncology area also provides improved aesthetics and new exam rooms.
The jewel in the renovation project is a new phase 1 clinical trial unit, which provides patients with access to novel treatments available only in a few centers throughout the country. Most patients who participate in phase 1 clinical trials have advanced cancer and have exhausted all other treatment possibilities. These trials require close monitoring for potential side effects. This new unit is the first of its kind in our region and will result in improved care for cancer patients.
Only 1% to 2% of cancer patients in the United States have access to a clinical trial. This is lower than the rate in other countries. Novant Health Cancer Institute aims to increase the availability of trials, which will ultimately create better treatment options for future cancer patients.
Thank you for your financial support to help provide cancer patients and their families with better treatment options and access to compassionate care.