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We are Atrium Health Levine Cancer

Elevating cancer research and care across the Carolinas

At Atrium Health, now part of Advocate Health, we’re driven to give all people access to the best cancer care available. 

That’s why we’re proud to announce our latest milestone: an integrated cancer program that unites cancer services at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist under one name. 

Together, we are Atrium Health Levine Cancer – the largest cancer program in the Carolinas. 

Fueled by the research and innovation of our National Cancer Institute-designated Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, the new Levine Cancer will create a patient-centered experience unlike anything else in the region. 

United in the fight against cancer


  • 440+

    cancer care providers


  • 3,000+

    total Levine Cancer teammates


  • 35,000+

    new patients treated annually


  • 78

    practices at 28 locations across the Carolinas

  • Nearly

    600

    active clinical trials, more than any other cancer program in the Southeast


  • 3,700+

    stem cell transplants performed – and counting – by our FACT-accredited Transplant and Cellular Therapy programs

A shared commitment to excellence

Our combination unites established leaders in cancer research, education, prevention, treatment and survivorship: 

  • Highest NCI designation: As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Western NC and one of just 56 across the country, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center enhances everything we do.
  • Most advanced treatments: Our patients get early access to the latest treatment options, including phase 1 clinical trials that aren’t available anywhere else in the region. Early next year, we’ll be the first cancer program in the Carolinas to offer proton beam therapy, a highly precise radiation treatment.
  • Best at putting patients first: We were the first cancer program in the world to receive Gold Certification from Planetree International, recognizing our compassionate, person-centered care.
  • Trusted by our communities: We have a strong history of providing exceptional cancer care to patients across the region. Today, we’re proud to be the top-rated and most trusted and preferred cancer program in the communities we serve.

Cancer care, a better way

At Levine Cancer, we’ll never stop pushing for new and better approaches to prevent, treat and beat cancer. And with our advanced model of care, we’re boldly leading the way.

Powerhouse academic medicine 

We’re at the forefront of medical advances that will transform cancer care in our region and beyond. As an integrated cancer program that’s supported by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the academic core of Advocate Health, we’re poised to bring innovations to our patients even faster. 

An integrated team of specialists 

Our multidisciplinary teams treat all types of cancer, including the rarest and most complex cases. Physicians and scientists throughout our network – among the largest in the Southeast – can collaborate in real time to ensure every patient receives the safest and most effective treatment. And with experts in every specialty across our health system, we’re able to deliver complete care for any need.

Lifesaving cancer research 

Our cancer researchers have led numerous scientific breakthroughs that elevated patient care and ultimately saved lives. Fueled by the research and innovation of our NCI-designated Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, we’re working tirelessly to save even more. 

Precisely personalized care

We customize the latest therapies to achieve the best outcome for every unique person and cancer. And as pioneers in cancer genomics and precision oncology, we’re studying disease at the molecular level to develop treatment approaches that will deliver faster and better results.  

Treating the whole person

From our emphasis on family involvement to our unmatched supportive oncology and survivorship programs, we put our patients’ well-being above all else. Because the best cancer care treats more than the disease. It offers comfort, dignity and empowerment to help you live better with cancer – and beyond it. 

Focus on cancer health equity 

We believe that everyone should have an equal chance of surviving cancer. As a united team, we’ll continue our effort to eliminate health disparities by advancing community engagement, clinical care and research focused on improving outcomes and reducing the burden of cancer for all.

World-class care, close to home

We’re not just creating the future of cancer care – we’re delivering it locally. 

Our program is comprised of 28 locations across the Carolinas. As a coordinated network, we’re redefining access to top-quality cancer services.

No matter where patients encounter Atrium Health Levine Cancer, they’ll be seamlessly connected to cutting-edge research, renowned physician expertise and the highest standards of care.  

A letter from Levine Cancer’s leader

  • As President of Atrium Health Levine Cancer, Dr. Ruben Mesa looks forward to uniting two of the best and brightest cancer teams in the field.   

    “Beyond their impressive credentials, these teams are fiercely passionate about making a difference. And as we combine the complementary strengths of both programs, we’re rallying around the belief that we can make an even greater impact as one.”      

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