Community Outreach & Engagement (COE)

Cancer incidence and mortality is higher in the region Wilmot Cancer Institute serves as compared to the rest of New York State and the nation. What’s more, there are drastic and unacceptable cancer disparities by geography, race, and ethnicity among the population of 3 million people in these 27 counties, known as our catchment area.

Our COE team works to reduce the burden of cancer here by guiding efforts and attention where the need is greatest—collaborating with communities to better understand and resolve cancer disparities. And, working together, making a difference by bringing the latest and greatest science has to offer when it comes to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer to those who need it most.

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COE can assist Wilmot researchers, URMC staff and community members with a variety of cancer-related services, including: community-driven research projects, outreach activities, dissemination of programs, and translations services. Please complete this request form and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.