About Our Cancer Center
"As the treatment of cancer advances, so will Rex Hospital."
Those were the words of Rex Hospital Board Chairman Richard Urquhart Jr., on September 13, 1987, during the dedication ceremony of Rex Cancer Center. At that time, the concept of a freestanding building specifically dedicated to the treatment of cancer was innovative. Rex Cancer Center was one of only six cancer centers in the Southeast and one of only 100 in the country.
Today, Rex continues its tradition of leadership and compassion in the way it provides care for area cancer patients at both our main campus in Raleigh and in North Raleigh at Rex Cancer Center of Wakefield. Although proud of our pioneering effort, our staff knows cancer treatment is about much more than a state-of-the-art facility. It is about the patient. As a result, we provide programs meant not only to take care of patients' physical needs, but their emotional and spiritual needs as well. These efforts have been recognized and applauded locally, regionally and nationally. In 1991, the center received national accreditation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, providing care and services in prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Rex Cancer Center's Hematology Oncology Associates received national recognition as one of the best outpatient oncology programs for patient perception and satisfaction in the nation among similar facilities studied by Professional Research Consultants (PRC). Rex Hematology Oncology Associates had the highest score in PRC's national Outpatient Oncology Service Line database (100th percentile for patient satisfaction), earning them the prestigious Top Performer and Five Star awards.
In July 2008, Rex Cancer Center was designated a Comprehensive Breast Center, making it the only center in the Triangle and one of three in North Carolina to receive a three-year, full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is given to centers committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care, determined through a rigorous evaluation process and review of past performance.
Our story continues.
The Rex Cancer Center story is still being written - by our patients, staff, physicians and community. Each day our story is enriched with individual chapters of hope, survival and strength. Our story will continue as we grow to meet the needs of our patients and respond to the technological and medical advances that will eventually conquer this disease. We look forward to the day when our final chapter is written, a cure is found and we gladly close our doors.
Rex Cancer Centers maintain a cancer registry database of medical information from cancer patients diagnosed and treated at Rex. This information is kept strictly confidential, but is reported to the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry as required by law and is available to Rex physicians as a resource tool for developing and managing treatment for other patients.
Staffed by certified registrars, Rex Cancer Registry also participates in North Carolina cancer control studies including the Carolina Breast Cancer Study and the NC Colon Cancer Study.