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The Wilmot Cancer Institute

Jacqueline WilliamsThe Wilmot Cancer Institute leads the region in cancer treatment and is internationally known for research discoveries that have changed the standard of care.

Cancer will soon eclipse cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death worldwide. Tomorrow’s cures are needed now. To amplify our impact, Wilmot is seeking National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. Joining this elite group of the country’s top cancer centers will provide a substantial boost to Wilmot’s resources, reputation, and research. For our patients, this means increased access to clinical trials and novel treatment options for the most challenging cancers.

Support our vision.

We’ve set an aggressive goal to raise $15 million from our community. Your investment in Wilmot will help:

  • Advance care and access to cutting-edge clinical trials, which help identify better and safer treatments for patients throughout our region. 
  • Drive new discoveries by providing seed funding, which can kickstart pilot projects and lead to major federal grants. 
  • Recruit and retain world-class cancer researchers and clinicians and train the next generation. 

Patient Stories

If it were not for Wilmot and all the specialists that are available, I can honestly say that I would not be here today. We really owe my life to the cancer center.”

—Patient Ralph Olney

Ralph was given a one in seven chance of surviving when he was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2011. He has received two stem cell transplants and is now on maintenance chemotherapy.

Read Ralph’s story, and others, here and learn more about patients whose lives have been changed by the Wilmot team.

Leading groundbreaking research and caring for our community. 

Selected as one of only two hubs for the prestigious National Community Oncology Research Program, which includes developing clinical trials on cancer side effects and symptom management to be conducted at more than 1,000 sites
infographic 2 A national destination for world- renowned researchers, with 20 new researchers recruited since 2016
infographic 3 One of twelve cardio-oncology programs to test a pacemaker-like device that has been shown to restore heart function in cancer survivors
Over 400 patients engaged annually in clinical trials—many developed from Wilmot research—of new treatments for a wide range of cancers
infographic 2 A84-bed dedicated cancer center, 12 outpatient locations throughout the region, and more than 6,000 new patients seen annually
infographic 3 A leader in CAR-T cell therapy, one of the most powerful cancer treatments to emerge in recent years
infographic 3 Widely known for developing innovative treatments for pancreatic cancer and other rare cancers

 

For information on supporting the Wilmot Cancer Institute, contact Evan St. George, director of advancement, at evan.stgeorge@rochester.edu or 585-275-5049.