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Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

One of the hardest parts of a cancer diagnosis can be breaking the news to children. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Judy Zeeman-Golden shares advice on talking to kids about cancer.

New Clinical Trials Advance Treatment, Diagnosis of Gynecologic Cancers

New Clinical Trials Advance Treatment, Diagnosis of Gynecologic Cancers

Wilmot offers the most extensive portfolio of clinical trials for gynecologic cancers in the region. In addition to large national treatment trials, Wilmot also offers trials that are available only in Rochester, including one that is evaluating potential molecular biomarkers to predict the risk of a pelvic mass becoming cancerous. 

Return on Investment: Wilmot’s Seed Grants Program Supports Promising Research Projects

Return on Investment: Wilmot’s Seed Grants Program Supports Promising Research Projects

Seed grants, also known as pilot grants, are akin to start-up funding in the business world. These grants are competitive, and applications are carefully reviewed by a select committee of Wilmot faculty. Seed grants allow researchers to build a case for further investment in their work by such major funders as the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health. 

No Longer Science Fiction, Immunotherapy Offers Second Chances to Patients, New Opportunities for Research

No Longer Science Fiction, Immunotherapy Offers Second Chances to Patients, New Opportunities for Research

Among today's most promising clinical developments, immunotherapy aims to boost, restore, or improve the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. 

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

Helping to care for a loved one from miles away is hard, but Wilmot Cancer Institute social worker Sandra Sabatka shares some ideas for how to stay involved.