Arnot Health’s Falck Cancer Center Collaborates with Rochester’s

November 08, 2007

"This is an excellent opportunity for both Wilmot and Arnot Health to work together to provide the quality cancer care that people expect."

Arnot Health’s Falck Cancer Center in Elmira has established an affiliation with the James P. Wilmot Community Oncology Network to expand patient access to the newest therapies and cutting-edge treatments, educational programs, and clinical research.

“This type of collaboration will benefit our patients who are battling cancer,” said William Muuse, MD, director of the Falck Cancer Center at Arnot Health. “With teams of oncologists working together to advance research efforts toward a cure, people with cancer in our communities will be better served.”

Patients at Falck Cancer Center will now have opportunities to participate in the hundreds of clinical trials available at the Wilmot Cancer Center and through the Southwest Oncology Group, the nation’s largest cooperative research organization. In addition, oncologists from Arnot Health may join the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry faculty and participate in educational and training programs at the Wilmot Cancer Center.

This venture brings together Rochester’s largest cancer center and the Southern Tier region’s primary cancer center to improve cancer care and research.

“This is an excellent opportunity for both Wilmot and Arnot Health to work together to provide the quality cancer care that people expect,” said Richard I. Fisher, M.D., director of the Wilmot Cancer Center and vice president for clinical services at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “We have a history of cooperation and collaboration and this solidifies that relationship in the Southern Tier.”

The Wilmot Community Oncology Network, established in 2004, broadens Wilmot’s clinical research efforts and provides cutting-edge care throughout upstate and western New York.

Arnot Health’s Falck Cancer Center is the second organization to join the Wilmot Community Oncology Program. Interlakes Oncology and Hematology, P.C., joined the program three years ago.  Interlakes provides care in locations from Geneva to Brockport and at Canandaigua’s F.F. Thompson Hospital.

The Falck Cancer Center embodies Arnot Health’s commitment to quality care by remaining on the leading edge of technology and specialty healthcare services. Falck Cancer Center at Arnot Health is accredited by The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Practice Accreditation Program and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The Wilmot Cancer Center is a leader in cancer care, research and education in Upstate and Western New York. With oncology specialists in various cancers working closely with scientists, nurses and staff, the Wilmot Cancer Center is dedicated to a single mission: to beat cancer.

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