Cancer Center Director to Speak at Tech Café

April 30, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Frank Torti, M.D., M.P.H, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, will speak on “The Future of Cancer Therapeutics” at the next Tech Café, an informal gathering organized by the Technology Council of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 15 at Foothills Brewing, 638 W. Fourth St. Admission is free, but an R.S.V.P. is requested to (336) 728-9204.

Wake Forest’s center is one of only 39 in the United States to hold the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Center designation. NCI designation is given only to centers that meet strict criteria for cancer research, collaboration and availability of advanced technologies. For patients, it is an assurance of excellent care and comprehensive treatment options, including access to the latest clinical trials. The Wake Forest center has held the comprehensive status since 1991.

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Media contacts: Mark Wright,; Bonnie Davis,; Karen Richardson,, (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,238 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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