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In the Chaos of Diagnosis, Nurse Navigators Clear a Path for Care

In the Chaos of Diagnosis, Nurse Navigators Clear a Path for Care

Wilmot began its nurse navigator program in 2017 with a goal to reduce the time-to-treatment interval and thereby improve patient outcomes. So far - it's working. 

Do Cancer Treatments Affect the Heart?

Do Cancer Treatments Affect the Heart?

The short answer is yes, said Eugene Storozynsky, M.D., Ph.D., who specializes in heart complications from cancer. He directs the Cardio-Oncology clinic associated with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute — the only such program in upstate New York.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: An Expert’s Guide

How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: An Expert’s Guide

Most women treated for breast cancer have something else in common: they worry about the cancer coming back. Michelle Shayne, M.D., shares helpful info on reducing the risk of recurrence. 

Does Chemo Brain Go Away? Wilmot Scientists Investigate

Does Chemo Brain Go Away? Wilmot Scientists Investigate

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists have already discovered that “chemo brain” is a substantial problem that can linger for six months after chemotherapy ends. A new, $3 million grant ensures the research will continue — with the next questions focusing on whether the cognitive decline can continue for up to 10 years and how best to treat it.

Residency Helps New Nurses Prepare to Become Bedside Leaders

Residency Helps New Nurses Prepare to Become Bedside Leaders

From the medical side to emotional challenges, oncology nurses have so much to manage and learn. Newly trained nurses may feel the learning curve to be particularly steep. To help close the knowledge and skills gap that many newly graduated nurses face, Wilmot developed an Oncology Nurse Residency Program.