We understand how important loved ones are when it comes to cancer. However, people with cancer are among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19.
We know you may feel anxious about coming into the hospital or to one of our locations, and we want you to know that we have made a number of changes at our locations to ensure the safety of our ...
In light of COVID-19, Wilmot Cancer Institute will shift its annual 5K, 10K and 1-mile walk/run to a new format, taking place Sept. 12 and 13.
Due to COVID-19, the American Clinical Society of Oncology (ASCO) replaced its annual meeting in Chicago, attended by thousands, with a three-day virtual event, May 29 through 31. ASCO is one of the ...
Colleen Bayer was born while her mother, Kathryn Lechner, completed nursing school. Perhaps it’s serendipitous that years later, as Bayer decided her own path, she turned to nursing.
Joanne Paratore's friends thought she was crazy for driving four hours, round-trip to get breast cancer care. Joanne's response? "Come with me one time."
As a biology major, Lorna Wright knows what cancer looks like, and she recognized it when it popped up on the screen in her own ultrasound. A scientific approach to decision-making helped her through ...
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
There’s no sugarcoating it: A stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis at any age is scary. In your thirties, it’s downright traumatizing. Colleen Farrell felt the mental, emotional and physical trauma ...
One local woman recently learned she has the BRCA2 mutation, after meeting with genetic counselors through Wilmotâs Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program. She shared her experience.
Ralph Olney says his chances of surviving a second stem cell transplant were low, but thanks to his team and divine intervention, he made it through. He decided to give back to the place that gave ...
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its seventh annual Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Highland Park Bowl in Rochester. Registration is now open for the annual event that ...
This flavorful and fresh dressing elevates this green salad to something special. The Garden Fresh Gremolata olive oil is infused with parsley, garlic and mint, which complements the flavor of the ...
This hearty and healthy whole-grain salad can be a side dish or entrée. It starts with farro, an ancient relative of modern-day wheat that is full of dietary fiber and is dressed with a homemade ...
Neeta Soni, M.D., of Southern Tier Cancer Care in Olean is joining UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine effective May 1, 2019. A board-certified medical ...
Overnight oats are a super-easy way to get the benefits of oatmeal without as much fuss or mess. Oats are packed with fiber, which is an important part of our diet. In fact, eating a diet with plenty ...
Pump up your salad with this version that features kale and quinoa! Kale comes packed with nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy, and quinoa has loads of plant-based protein. Topped with this ...
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its 2019 Survivorship Symposium on Saturday, April 13. Open to all, this day-long event aims to share strategies to help enrich quality of life during ...
When that craving for a cookie hits but you want to keep it healthy, these super-easy chocolate chip cookies come together in seconds – in the microwave! Bananas have potassium our bodies need, and ...
Traditional gnocchi is made using potatoes, but using sweet potatoes and ricotta cheese creates a delicious combination with fewer carbohydrates. Perfect with a sweet drizzle, such as maple syrup or ...
This dish is packed with plant-based protein! These bowls are also loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats that our bodies need to stay strong.
A new study shows that activity trackers such as pedometers and smartphone apps are linked to improved step counts and exercise engagement for cancer survivors. The devices have the appeal of being ...
These energy balls have a touch of sweetness and come loaded with nutrients as well as fiber, thanks to the oats, flax seeds and chia seeds. Studies show eating a diet high in fiber may reduce your ...
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will be featured in a commercial that will air during the 2019 Super Bowl, which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. The ad highlights several key facts about ...
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology
Breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia
Despite looking somewhat similar to a potato, turnips are a cruciferous vegetable, in the same family as broccoli and kale. They’re low in calories and also have phytonutrients that help keep the ...
Have leftovers from your big meal? This soup is a great way to use leftover squash and Brussels sprouts. Squash comes packed with vitamin A, fiber, magnesium, manganese and other important nutrients, ...
This isn’t your typical tossed salad! Celery root and fennel add crunch to this salad while apple adds a little sweetness. All come packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. The manchego and marcona ...
ER/PR+ Breast Cancer
HER2+ Breast Cancer
Stage 4 Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its sixth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Highland Park Bowl, 1137 South Ave. in Rochester. The fundraiser features a certified ...
Instead of featuring white flour, these crepes have buckwheat flour, which contains more dietary fiber than its white counterpart. The slow-roasted fruit filling is naturally sweet and nutritious. ...
Local sweet corn is one of summer’s tastiest treats. If you’re tired of corn on the cob, this corn soup is velvety smooth and can be served cold or hot.
An intriguing combination of sweet watermelon and tangy arugula makes for a refreshing summer salad! The cucumber slices and sunflower seeds add crunch, and it is finished with fresh mint. Wheat ...
A variation of a traditional three- bean salad, this recipe combines legumes and locally grown green beans with crunchy radishes for a flavorful picnic dish! Dried beans provide folate, iron, ...
This fresh and colorful summer salad features uncooked “zoodles”. Other suggested add-ins for the salad include bell peppers, toasted pine nuts, wilted spinach or chick peas.
Come celebrate cancer survivorship with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute on Friday, Aug. 10 at Frontier Field, 333 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, 14608. All cancer survivors and patients as well as ...
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute is among four hospitals in New York state – and the only one in the Rochester region – to receive a Blue Distinction® Center for Cancer Care designation as part ...
Patient Care Technician, Adult Hematology/Oncology Unit
The combination of orange and cranberry is perfect for this side dish. Use rainbow Swiss chard for added color, if available. To avoid bitter-tasting greens, sauté them just until the color darkens ...
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Peaches are a delicious part of summer months. They have plenty of healthy antioxidants and make a tasty addition to this quinoa salad. If you’ve never tried grilled peaches, you’re in for a treat ...
Agrodolce in Italian means sweet and sour – and that’s what this dish is. It’s a tasty way to use up your extra zucchini or summer squash, two veggies that come loaded with fiber and nutrients but ...
This shaved asparagus salad makes a unique and healthy side dish for summer entertaining. Asparagus provides folate, vitamin C, dietary fiber and potassium, and is naturally low in calories. The ...
This wholesome and versatile cereal makes a great topping for fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as a delicious cereal served with your favorite milk.
Since childhood, Jenna Cottrell has been a sports fan. She had no idea this passion would turn into a career and an escape after a cancer diagnosis in her twenties.
Rhubarb is available locally in early spring. The reddish stalks are edible and are often paired with sweeter fruits to balance their tartness.
Quinoa is a unique grain as it contains all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. It can also be used in many types of dishes including hot cereals, pilafs, soups and ...
This light and refreshing drink is a great alternative to alcoholic beverages. It starts with a base of green and ginger tea, both full of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Add a touch of your ...
These quick, no bake nuggets are the perfect snack to grab when you want a pick me up. Try the coconut toasted for a bit of extra crunch
Jicama looks like a brown turnip, but has a juicy, white flesh. It adds crispness to salads, slaws, and stir fry or crudité dishes. This light and refreshing salad is finished with a citrus-honey ...
This light dessert combines colorful fruits with a honey-lime dressing to make a rainbow parfait. Each color represents a different group of phytonutrients and it is important to eat a variety of ...
Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli may be the most well known for its cancer-preventive compounds. However, there are many other vegetables in this family, including arugula, kale and ...
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its sixth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Highland Park Bowl in Rochester. The fundraiser features a certified 5K, certified 10K ...
In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, we’ll be incorporating leafy greens into a smoothie. If you find many smoothies taste too sweet, this recipe is for you. It leans towards the savory side with ...
Several varieties of mushrooms are combined to provide a “meaty” texture and savory flavor to this rustic, vegetarian soup.
This classic Italian entrée comes together quickly for a hearty and nutrient-dense meal. Serve with cooked farro or barley for a complete dinner.
These bites are chewy, rich and sweet because of the fig center.
Hearty winter vegetables can go from side dish to main dish in this seasonal salad. Top with legumes or sliced chicken breast for some added protein.
Miso soup is a tradition in Japan. It gets its name from having miso paste, which is a mixture of fermented soybeans and grains. It adds tasty flavor to this healthy soup!
Vegetable stock is a staple for many plant-based recipes, especially soups. You could buy it at the grocery store but it’s also very easy to make on your own at home!
Butternut squash is colorful and also rich in many important nutrients, including potassium, fiber and vitamin C. The jalapenos add a little kick!
A multi-culture hummus is unanimously good!
A “twist” on traditional chili recipes with a couple of unexpected ingredients- sweet potatoes and cocoa. Sweet potatoes pair well with black beans and the spices in this dish.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This refreshing punch looks pretty on the table and is loaded with Vitamin C.
March has brought difficult weather to the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, and now meteorologists are predicting at least a foot of snow over the next two days. Patients scheduled for ...
A rich, creamy soup that is delicious on a cool autumn day.
Sweet-tangy chutney pairs beautifully with pungent blue cheese and toasty pecans.
This warm appetizer will make any occasion special. The healthy spinach filling has a zesty taste, and the baked mushrooms make for an elegant presentation.
Cauliflower and curry pair well together in many dishes. Enjoy a bowl of this on a cool fall day.
Make a batch of this versatile cereal to get you through the week. It makes a great topping for fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as a delicious cereal served with your favorite milk.
No need to peel this squash- once cooked, delicata squash has an edible, tender skin. This nutrient-dense dish provides dietary fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C.
The flavors of fall are throughout this salad with apples, dried fruit, and an apple-allspice dressing.
This simple lentil soup recipe comes together quickly with some basic pantry ingredients. Suggested toppings include a dollop of your favorite pesto, toasted nuts or pistachio cream.
These nutrient dense bites are the perfect grab and go snack, or can be used to top fruit- based desserts.
A fresh salad hearty enough to stand alone as an entrée with the added protein from edamame and garbanzo beans.
Wilmot Cancer Institute to rally community around survivorship, cancer research at fifth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its fifth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Highland Park Bowl in Rochester. The fundraiser features a certified 5K, certified 10K ...
This simple, classic Italian salad is a mix of delicious, ripe, summer tomatoes and day old bread – the bread needs to be on the dry side to soak up all the tomato juices.
Bell peppers are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin A (carotenoids) and flavonoids.
This refreshing salad is bursting with flavor and nutrition. This fruit provides two powerful phytonutrients - the watermelon contains lycopene and cantaloupe provides beta-carotene.
In July, Haoming (Carl) Qiu, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, officially began leading a new Metastatic Cancer and Palliative Radiation Therapy service within the Department ...
Pearl couscous is an alternative to rice or pasta because of its larger size, compared to the more familiar smaller sized varieties. As with other whole grains, it has a nutty flavor, yet cooks in ...
Try these tasty and versatile plant-based burgers at your next picnic!
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will celebrate cancer survivorship during Survivors Night at Frontier Field as the Rochester Red Wings take on the Norfolk Tides. Anyone who has been impacted by ...
Metastatic Colon Cancer
This cool and refreshing salad is a great side dish for any summer meal!
A perfect entrée for a summer evening that can be served with a variety leafy greens and fresh herbs.
This versatile salad can be served as a side dish, or transformed into an entrée by adding legumes or grilled chicken and serving over salad greens.
Chia fresca is hydrating and provides minerals, dietary fiber and omega-3’s. Try with fresh mint and cucumber slices for a flavorful variation!
By adding citrus juice to berries, the juices are drawn out of the fruit to create natural syrup. The process is known as “macerating”. The citrus also enhances the berries’ flavor.
Registration is officially open for the 2017 Wilmot Warrior Walk, taking place Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Highland Park Bowl at the corner of South Avenue and Robinson Street in Rochester. In its fifth ...
BMT Nurse on WCC6
Nurse Manager, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
There are many grains, like the buckwheat in this recipe, that can be turned into comforting and delicious morning dishes by simmering them with any type of milk, adding spices such as cinnamon, and ...
Here is a fun, kid-friendly recipe that does not require cooking!
This cool and crunchy salad makes a perfect side dish.
Since 2012, the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended against prostate cancer screening, but the task force recently shifted their view and now encourages some men from ages 44 ...
This is a twist on a traditional “guac” recipe with the addition of an unexpected ingredient- green split peas!
A complete entrée prepared in one pan- perfect for a busy weeknight meal!
Pair chewy, sweet dates with crunchy nuts and whole wheat flour for a “healthier” treat.
Try this updated version of a classic American recipe!
This recipe is perfect to bring for lunch as it stays crunchy and it can be prepared ahead so the flavors develop.
By combining lentils and bulgur, this dish provides complete protein, as well as dietary fiber.
Try this plant-based version of chicken salad to put in a pita or wrap.
This desert makes a great treat any time of year!
Beets pair wonderfully with citrus flavors. This salad highlights this combo and is topped with a citrus dressing to pull the dish together.
For best results when roasting vegetables, cut them into similar-size pieces and spread them out in a single layer on the baking pan, so that they will cook evenly.
A classic, hearty soup, which also is very versatile.
A crunchy brittle that is a “triple treat” with three different seeds and three different spices and a touch of sweetness!
Combine a variety of seasonal fruits to make a nutritious and flavorful salad or light dessert.
This side dish with crunchy texture and vibrant colors is more inviting than the usual dull and soggy deli coleslaw.
Collard greens are a hearty leafy green and are usually available in cool weather months.
Hoppin’ John is a southern dish traditionally served on New Year’s Day to bring prosperity.
Create these bite-sized treats that will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth!
Prepare a batch of this smoky-sweet mix to have on hand when visitors drop by.
This recipe combines clementines, another seasonal fruit with the pomegranate arils to create a colorful and fresh salsa.
This hummus variation contains vitamin A and dietary fiber from the added spinach and artichokes.
This refreshing drink is festive and nutritious!
Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile.
This creamy dip is a great way to add legumes (and protein and fiber!) to your diet.
Portabella mushrooms are the pizza crust in this recipe and are the perfect vessel to hold pizza toppings.
A chai is sometimes the perfect sweet pick-me up on a really cold day.
This fruit-based dessert is quick and delicious.
This dish mixes cranberries, orange juice, apples and currants with spices for a marvelous relish.
This dish combines roasting two autumn vegetables, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, which enhances the natural sweetness and yields a golden brown color.
The seasonal dressing with a touch of maple syrup complements the pears and dried cherries in this phytonutrient rich salad.
Acorn squash halves are the perfect shape to hold a whole-grain stuffing.
This recipe is a lower calorie version of “pasta primavera” by swapping spaghetti squash for the pasta.
Enjoy this rich, creamy soup that is delicious on a cool autumn day.
Chase away the cold with a hot, healthy serving of this soup filled with vegetables, beans and whole wheat pasta.
Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad, usually made with cracked wheat (or bulgur), tomatoes, parsley, mint, lemon juice and olive oil.
These burgers are similar to Middle Eastern falafel but without the deep frying.
Metastatic Breast Cancer
This salad is a great way to showcase some of the season’s best veggies- green and yellow beans, peppers and carrots.
Try this nutrient packed take on a classic recipe.
This very simple poached pear recipe makes a wonderful dessert or refreshing breakfast treat when paired with thick Greek yogurt, chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its fourth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk to celebrate life beyond cancer on Sunday, Sept. 11. More than 730 people are expected to attend this year’s ...
These crunchy and sweet nuts will be the perfect topping for the grilled peaches and plums!
Grilling fruit caramelizes its natural sugars, intensifying the flavor and sweetness, and provides a golden brown color. The end product is very versatile and can be used as a breakfast, dessert or ...
An intriguing combination of sweet watermelon and tangy tomatoes makes for a juicy and refreshing summer salad.
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will honor 28 cancer survivors and caregivers at the fourth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk taking place Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Highland Park Bowl in Rochester. ...
A great way to enjoy locally grown sweet corn without heating up the kitchen by cooking it on the grill! This salad can be served as a side dish or on top of mixed salad greens for a main entrée.
This fresh, refreshing summer salad features uncooked “zoodles”.
Synovial and Post-radiation Sarcomas
A refreshing way to enjoy fresh, local berries!
A perfect entrée on a hot summer day when served over mixed greens. The cucumber, kalamata olives, cinnamon, cumin and feta cheese combine for a delicious Mediterranean flavor profile.
Try this refreshing and hydrating drink during the summer! It blends citrus, cucumbers and herbs for a flavorful alternative to cocktails or other sugary drinks.
Farro is a whole grain with a nutty flavor, perfect for a summer salad. Add juicy cherries, crunchy celery, and a honey mustard dressing for the perfect side dish.
By combining 5 different colored vegetables in these kebobs, you have a side dish with great visual appeal and nutrition!
This summer, UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host three events to celebrate cancer survivorship and to support those who are facing new challenges in life after cancer.
Few life events demonstrate the need for cancer research more than personally watching a friend or family member go through it. For those impacted by cancer of a loved one, hosting a community ...
This light and refreshing salad is finished with a citrus-honey dressing.
The vinaigrette in this recipe combines cocoa, cumin, cinnamon and adobo sauce to create the flavor profile of a mole sauce.
Simple, healthy tortilla chips to enjoy with your pico de gallo.
Pico de gallo, also referred to as salsa fresco, is a fresh, uncooked mixture of chopped ingredients.
HER2+ Breast Cancer
This dessert is like a deconstructed key lime pie.
Joe Mercik didn’t check himself regularly for testicular lumps, even though he knew men should. But in the fall of 2010, he noticed something wasn’t right and was concerned that it could be ...
Hematologist & Professor of Medicine
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This colorful and quick-cooking main dish is full of flavor from a sesame-ginger sauce.
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute is accepting nominations of cancer survivors and caregivers for its fourth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk, which celebrates life beyond cancer. This year’s walk will ...
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
A fruit-based dessert that is quick and easy to prepare.
A quick and tasty side dish that provides fiber, beta carotene and folate from the broccoli.
Soba noodles are made from buckwheat, and the tahini-based dressing, seasoned with fresh ginger, is rich enough to cling to the noodles.
Co-Director & Director of Clinical Operations
This salad is a tasty combination of beets and pears along with tangy feta cheese.
Three herbs are blended to create this emerald green sauce.
The Moroccan spices and citrus dressing bring this whole grain dish to life, while the toasted nuts and dried fruit add texture.
“Pulses” is a term describing the edible seeds of several leguminous plants, such as dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. Pulses are one of the cornerstones of plant-based diets, along with ...
This hearty and nutritious soup is perfect for a cold, wintery day.
Nurse, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
This fruit-based dessert combines four varieties of oranges for a colorful, refreshing and light treat.
Blood and Marrow Transplant Nurse
Surgical Oncology Nurse
UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Red Creek and Cancer Services Program of Monroe County have partnered to offer free screening mammograms on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon for women age 40 and ...
Head & Neck Cancer
Brussels sprouts are balanced with salad greens, sweet apples and finished with a mustard vinaigrette to create a flavorful and nutrient-dense salad.
These savory muffins are the perfect side dish for the black bean chili. They also go well with soups, Southwestern-style food and even egg dishes.
This “green” salsa uses tomatillos, also known as Mexican husk tomatoes.
This topping adds a cooling richness to the “heat” of any chili dish.
This hearty, vegan dish is a twist on a classic chili recipe.
During the winter months when local fruit is scarce, citrus fruits are readily available. They bring sweetness and brightness to our meals and snacks.
UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Red Creek and at Strong West have teamed up with the Cancer Services Program of Monroe County to offer free mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women age 40 or older ...
UR Medicine Urology will provide free prostate cancer screenings for uninsured men on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Brown Square Health Center, 322 Lake Ave., Rochester. The screenings, available by ...
As many as 33 percent of cancer survivors alive today in the U.S. are smokers. Many of them continue to smoke during and after cancer treatment, which not only puts them at risk for additional health ...
Richard F. Dunne, M.D., and Patrick M. Reagan, M.D., have joined UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute faculty full time after completing fellowships at Wilmot in recent years. As members of the ...
On Friday, July 31, cancer survivors and their families and friends will come together for Survivors Night at Frontier Field to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of cancer survivorship. T
For Wilmot Cancer Institute, community-organized events of all types are essential to helping local researchers explore ideas that may lead to new, effective ways to treat different types of ...
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host the third annual Warrior Walk to celebrate life beyond cancer on June 14 at the University of Rochester’s River Campus. This year’s event features a ...
The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute was recognized for its high level of care and detailed quality management processes with a three-year ...