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ReNEW: Recharge, Revive, Relax, Nutrition, Exercise, and Wellness Program for Cancer Survivors


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Better exercise, for better recovery from cancer. What kind of exercise should you do? How much? How often? The answers to these questions are different for every cancer patient and survivor and that's why the Wilmot Cancer Institute developed the ReNEW program.

Research-Based Exercise programs are based on the latest research involving cancer patients and survivors.
Personalized Our recommendations take into account your age, goals, fitness level and cancer-related needs.
Expert We provide exercise professionals who are certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and experienced in working with cancer patients.
One-on-One We work closely with you to assess your needs, answer your questions, and teach you exercise techniques.
Convenient Our exercise programs can be done at the Pluta Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center, at home, at a community fitness center, by yourself, or with others.

ReNEW Program

The Pluta Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center is conveniently located in the Wilmot Cancer Center. It offers a large space for exercise, new equipment and small group exercise classes. The classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays and can be booked by appointment only by calling (585) 273-3148.

Learn more about the current services offered by the Pluta Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center.


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2nd Annual Comedy Night

The 2nd annual comedy night to benefit the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation is just around the corner. It’s a casual evening filled with friends and laughter​, featuring Sky Sands & Todd Youngman. Tickets available at (585) 4COMEDY, or (585) 486-0607.
Wednesday, March 2, 2019 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Comedy @ the Carlson

Cooking for Wellness Class

There are limited openings for those interested in learning new and tasty ways to cook using a whole plant based approach. This is a hands-on class, which offers participants the chance to cook and help prepare a 5-course meal. Participants go home with all recipes used in the class. To register call (585) 486-0630.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Gilda's Club, Rochester, NY

Integrative Oncology Lecture Series

Meditation for chronic pain lecture series by Dr. Jonathan Hager. Call (585) 486-0603 to register.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Pluta Integrative Oncology and Wellness Center

Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program


The PEAK Laboratory participates in the Warrior Walk, Celebrating Life beyond Cancer, on URMC's River campus. The event’s funds now support cancer research at Wilmot, too. Our purpose is not only to celebrate all cancer survivors but also to remember those we’ve lost and to support local cancer research. It is an event filled with activity, food, music, and great resources for cancer survivors and their caregivers! Proceeds from the Warrior Walk benefit Judy's Fund: Hope for Cancer Survivors. PEAK is proud to be a part of the Warrior Walk,celebrating amazing Warriors, and supporting the Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program!
Sunday, September 08, 2019 | 10K: 8:00 a.m. | 5K: 9:30 a.m. | Highland Park Bowl

2019 Wilmot Cancer Institute Survivorship Symposium

The Wilmot Cancer Institute is sponsoring a day-long educational event to address strategies to enrich one’s quality of life during, and following, cancer treatment. The event, titled “Cancer's Impact on the Family”, aims to introduce survivors to a sampling of techniques intended to enhance health and well-being. The event is open to all cancer survivors, friends and family of survivors, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, and other interested in the care of cancer survivors.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center

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Integrative Oncology

Integrative oncology incorporates individual therapies such as massage and group programs such as yoga and meditation. Research shows that when these modalities are used alongside traditional cancer care, they can help ease cancer-related symptoms, improve quality of life and lower anxiety associated with treatment.