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August 2015

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.

More than medicine: Palliative care helps patients undergoing cancer treatment

More than medicine: Palliative care helps patients undergoing cancer treatment

Sometimes confused with hospice, palliative care focuses on alleviating the pain and symptoms — such as nausea and shortness of breath — that can come with a serious illness like cancer and its treatment. But unlike hospice, it can accompany any and all desired medical treatment of one’s cancer or other conditions. It’s about helping patients and their families to live better while they’re undergoing treatment.