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Multidisciplinary care: Preparing patients for treatment and beyond

Multidisciplinary care: Preparing patients for treatment and beyond

A multidisciplinary approach is central to Wilmot’s philosophy and part of what differentiates Wilmot from other providers in upstate New York. But multidisciplinary care is much more than just having a large team that works well together. It’s about scientific interaction, looking at the pros and cons of treatment decisions from all angles, holding each other to the highest standards possible, and considering the patient’s goals and preferences – particularly in cases where the cancer is very rare or very complex.

Tips for Exercising After a Cancer Diagnosis

Tips for Exercising After a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer survivors can benefit in many ways by increasing their physical activity through regular exercise, according to a number of clinical studies. Michelle Porto, Karen Mustian and Po-Ju Lin from the University of Rochester Medical Center’s PEAK Lab provide a roadmap for getting started.

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

When it comes to cancer, the treatments available today are better than what we had even 10 years ago, but they are still not perfect. The only way to continue improving treatment for any disease is through clinical trials. Dr. Nimish A. Mohile, a neuro-oncologist, shares a few facts everyone should know when it comes to clinical trials.

Q&A: Understanding Esophageal Cancer

Q&A: Understanding Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Mohametaki Tejani answers some common questions about esophageal cancer and how you can reduce your risk.

Clinical trials: The root of progress, the future of excellent cancer care

Clinical trials: The root of progress, the future of excellent cancer care

Cancer is a complex set of diseases, and clinical trials play a major role in helping scientists methodically gather the evidence to introduce new treatments. A major strength of the Wilmot Cancer Institute is its leadership role in the Finger Lakes region for providing patients access to a local and national portfolio of trials.