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Wilmot Cancer Research Day

Together, we can find better ways to save and improve lives.



Wilmot Cancer Research Day

Wilmot Cancer Institute has partnered with 13WHAM (Channel 13)/FOX Rochester (Channel 7) for Wilmot Cancer Research Day on January 25. We’ll share stories about what’s happening in cancer research locally and explain how the community can assist research efforts that make progress against cancer possible.

By learning more about the biology of these diseases and by seeking out unique treatment possibilities, our researchers and doctors can help more people have a chance to live longer and better despite a cancer diagnosis.

Being part of an academic medical center means we are constantly looking for better ways to tackle cancer. Our drive to create innovations against cancer is stronger than ever, but as national and state funding for research decline, we need your support. Please give today.


Research at Wilmot Cancer Institute

Since its beginning, Wilmot Cancer Institute has placed a high value on cancer research

“To me it’s very simple. Without research, there is no treatment. All the treatments we have today come from research,” says Hartmut “Hucky” Land, Ph.D., co-director and director of Research at Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Learn more about the research done at Wilmot Cancer Institute »
Hartmut “Hucky” Land, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Willaims

Did you know?

  • In the last five years, Wilmot has given out 40 pilot (seed) grants totaling $1.85 million.
  • Wilmot receives $15.5 million from the National Cancer Institute, which supports 30 researchers with 36 grants. 
  • Wilmot currently has about 150 active clinical trials.
  • Since 2008, Wilmot Cancer Institute has seen its clinical trial enrollment soar 128 percent.
  • Each year, Wilmot sees about 5,000 patients in its 13 locations throughout the region.

Cancer research conducted in Rochester helps people around the world, but most importantly, it helps people who are closest to you. Your neighbor, your sister, your friend – if they are diagnosed with cancer, they have access to world-class care in Rochester because of the research that takes place at Wilmot Cancer Institute every day.



Real-life Research Stories

Blood Cancer

For more than 30 years, Wilmot Cancer Institute has had a nationally recognized program for blood cancer research. Our team of leukemia and lymphoma experts is leading efforts to develop new...
Learn More about Blood Cancer »

Brain Cancer

Researchers and clinicians at Wilmot Cancer Institute strive to develop new therapies that can extend and improve patients’ lives. Neuro-Oncology research programs focus on clinical trials for gliomas...
Learn More about Brain Cancer »

Breast Cancer

Each year, about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year across the U.S. Thanks to continued research in many areas of this disease, screening and treatment for breast cancer have improved...
Learn More about Breast Cancer »

Geriatric Cancer

Age is the biggest risk factor for cancer, but older people who are diagnosed with cancer have a different experience from younger patients. To address this need, the University of Rochester Medical...
Learn More about Geriatric Cancer »

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the few types of cancer for which survival has not improved substantially in the last 40 years. Through research, scientists and clinicians at Wilmot Cancer Institute are working to...
Learn More about Pancreatic Cancer »

Sarcoma Cancer

When Tiffany Lill learned she had sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects bone and soft tissue, she wanted to do something. She founded STEEL Lillies, an organization to support sarcoma research at Wilmot...
Learn More about Sarcoma Cancer »