CARY, N.C. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Centers of North Carolina (CCNC), an affiliate of the United Network of US Oncology and the first practice to offer community-based outpatient cancer care in the Triangle with locations in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, Dunn and Clayton, has purchased Wake Radiology Oncology Services (WROS) from Wake Radiology, the oldest and largest multi-site radiology group in central North Carolina.
WROS is the Triangle's first free-standing, full-service, outpatient radiation therapy center. The facility is equipped with a Siemens PRIMUS linear accelerator, the only linear accelerator in Cary, N.C. and the second radiation therapy machine operated by the CCNC practice. The linear accelerator is computer-controlled and connected to a computer network that monitors and verifies every aspect of each patient's treatment to ensure maximum accuracy. Most patients are treated with daily doses over a long period; this computer technology ensures that each daily treatment is precisely reproduced.
Linear accelerators produce x-rays and electrons with a wide range of energies that are optimal for many cancer treatments including tumors on the surface (such as skin cancers) and deep-seated tumors (such as cancers of the prostate and lung). Adding WROS's services to Cancer Centers of North Carolina expands CCNC's radiation oncology services to two sites, Cary and Raleigh, so that patients have greater access to integrated cancer care close to home and close to their support systems of family and friends. Integrated cancer care