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About the Wilmot Cancer Institute

We are pleased to share our 2023-2028 strategic plan with you. To create this plan, we received input and feedback not only from our clinicians, researchers, trainees, leadership, and staff, but also from our patients and members of the community. We are excited to approach the next five years from a position of strength and unity, emerging ever better in the future.

Jonathan Friedberg, MD, MMSc., Wilmot Director
Hartmut "Hucky" Land, PhD, Deputy 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.

Based in Rochester, N.Y., as part of the University of Rochester Medical Center system, Wilmot serves approximately 3 million people in a 27-county region in western and central New York. Established in 1974, it has a long history of outstanding clinical care and research breakthroughs, including pivotal contributions to the pioneering HPV cancer vaccine and determining that nausea is a major barrier to completing treatment and establishing the role of anti-nausea drugs. Wilmot features an 87-bed flagship cancer center, 13 outpatient locations, and one of the state’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs. Wilmot is a component of Strong Memorial Hospital and is home to the region’s first cancer survivorship clinic, and one of the nation’s first geriatric oncology clinics.

Wilmot Cancer Institute is proud to be part of:

National Clinical Trials Network
NCI Community Oncology Research Program


Wilmot by the Numbers


Clinical Trials Available from Symptom Management to Drug Treatments


Million Dollars in Cancer Research Funding


Outpatient Locations in the Region


Patients Treated 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