Wilmot Cancer Institute Batavia provides outpatient radiation oncology and medical oncology, hematology and infusion services for adults with many types of cancers or hematologic disorders.
Wilmot Cancer Institute Batavia is a component of Strong Memorial Hospital.
As of May 16, 2022: Medical Oncology and Hematology services are now located at 7995 Call Parkway in Batavia. Radiation Oncology services remain at 262 Bank Street in Batavia.
Services and amenities
Wilmot Cancer Institute Batavia features a radiation treatment area and an infusion center for patients who need chemotherapy, hematology or infusion therapy. Other features include:
- Precision technology that includes image-guided and intensity-modulated radiation therapy for a variety of conditions including prostate cancer, head and neck cancers, lung cancer, brain tumors and tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Supportive resources including social work and help navigating benefits and financial assistance programs.
When Barb Caluorie of Caledonia found out she had stage 4 lung cancer, she thought of a neighbor who had been on chemo and didn’t do well. She dreaded needing it herself. But despite being stage 4, Barb was able to skip chemo. From her diagnosis, she was eligible for an immunotherapy treatment called pembrolizumab (Keytruda) that has kept her cancer from growing with minimal side effects.
She initially began her care at Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester and she liked her team. But then she learned that Wilmot had a location in Batavia, so she asked her oncologist if she could go there instead.
“I live in a small community so the smaller the facility it is, the better I like it and this is perfect,” she says about WCI Batavia.
She has to go for treatment every three weeks. The drive to Batavia is easier for her. But it’s not just about the convenience of the Batavia facility and its location.
“There’s a family feeling when you go up there,” she says, “And it’s very comfortable.”
Donna Condello had been in remission from endometrial cancer for about 24 years when she learned the news: her cancer had returned.
The Batavia resident returned to her gynecologic oncologist at UR Medicine. She felt she received good care after her initial diagnosis in 1995 and wanted to go back to him.
Her treatment regimen started with carboplatin, a type of chemotherapy, and Avastin, an immunotherapy, which she needed every three weeks. She had her first treatment at Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital before transferring to Wilmot’s location in Batavia – just two minutes from her home.
The much shorter distance means she can drive herself. If she had to come to Rochester, her husband would need to drive with her every time. But it’s not just about the distance.
“It’s been fantastic having Wilmot here,” she says. “I can’t say enough about the facility and the people and just the way it’s run.”
She has had minimal side effects being on immunotherapy, facing some fatigue but little else. She’s able to continue enjoying time with her children, especially her grandsons. She sometimes even forgets she is living with cancer – although some days feel hard. And on those hard days, when she comes to Wilmot, the team takes as much time as she needs to talk through challenges.
“I actually look forward to going to treatment,” Donna says. “It just kind of takes the scariness away when you walk in there. You feel like you’re in good hands.”