Oncology & Infusion Therapy
Taking a Regional Approach to Oncology Services
A collaboration between UR Medicine affiliates has improved access to oncology services in the region by providing cancer patients the expertise of the UR Medicine Wilmot Cancer Institute oncology team, closer to home.
In January 2017, the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center opens opened on the Dansville campus of Noyes Health. The new cancer center includes a 4,500-square-foot radiation oncology clinic which is part of Noyes Memorial Hospital and a 2,300-square-foot medical oncology clinic which is part of Strong Memorial Hospital. The project was kicked off with a $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers of Livingston County.
Closer to home, the services of the Wilmot Cancer Institute are available on the third floor at Jones Memorial. Dr. Brian Smith, an oncologist with Wilmot, is in Wellsville each week to consult patients at the Jones Oncology Clinic on the third floor.
IV Infusion Therapy Now Available at Jones Memorial
The Wilmot Cancer Institute Infusion Center at Jones Memorial Hospital opened in October 2017. Among the conditions that benefit from infusion therapy are anemias, iron deficiency, hemochromatosis, polycythemia, thrombocytopenia, auto-immune thrombocytopenia purpura, migraine headaches, ankylosing spondylitis, Behcet's disease, cancer, common variable immunodeficiency, Crohn's disease, dermatomyositis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, iIritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pemphigus, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ulcerative colitis, and Wegener's granulomatosis.
The services available at the infusion center services include red blood cell transfusions, platelet transfusions, chemotherapy, biologic therapy, coagulation factor infusions, fluid and electrolyte replacement, IV immune globulin infusion, iron infusions, therapeutic phlebotomy , TPA instillation, growth factor injections,erythropoietin injections, IV antibiotics, and mediport draws/flushes. All medications are prepared by the Jones Memorial Hospital pharmacy.
For patients and their caregivers, having the services and resources of the Wilmot Cancer Institute closer to home will ease the financial and physical burden of travel for these medically vulnerable patients.