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About the Wilmot Cancer Institute

Strategic Plan


I'm pleased to share with you our strategic plan. Thank you to more than 300 people from Wilmot's various communities who contributed to make this happen. Built on shared values, this plan will deliver the highest quality treatment and care for patients within our region and beyond.

Jonathan Friedberg, MD, MMSc., Wilmot Director



UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute provides world-class cancer treatment and care and conducts pivotal research. The goal is to prevent and conquer cancer through innovation in science, patient care, education, and community outreach.

As part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Wilmot serves a 27-county area in upstate New York. It features an 87-bed flagship cancer center, 13 outpatient locations, one of New York’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs, and the Rochester area’s only ACOS-accredited breast cancer center. Wilmot is a component of Strong Memorial Hospital and is home to the region’s first cancer survivorship clinic. It was established in 1974, and has a long history of research breakthroughs and outstanding clinical care.

Wilmot Cancer Institute is proud to be part of:

National Clinical Trials Network
NCI Community Oncology Research Program


Wilmot by the Numbers


Patients Participate in Clinical Trials


Million Dollars in Cancer Research Funding


Outpatient Locations in the Region


Outpatient Visits a Year

What Drives Us

Our Vision

Patients at Wilmot Cancer Institute will survive and thrive following treatment and care, while dedicated clinicians, scientists, and researchers continue the quest to conquer all cancers.

Our Mission

Wilmot Cancer Institute is committed to providing the highest-quality treatment and care — through expert and innovative medicine, science, and education — for any patient burdened by any cancer within our region and beyond.

Our Shared Values

Patient Outcomes • Pursuit of Excellence • Cutting-Edge Discoveries • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality • Teamwork and Collaboration • Caring and Compassion • Commitment to Our Region