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-URMC Researches how Chemo Affects the Brain
The University of Rochester Medical Center received a $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to research how chemotherapy affects the brains of cancer patients.​ Researcher Michelle Janelsins tracks the results and compares the brain functions of women with and without cancer and found a stark contrast.​​

-Soybean Oil or Fish Oil? This Study's Result Surprised Wilmot Cancer Researchers
Investigators discovered, unexpectedly, that soybean oil was better than fish oil for reducing cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors. It raises new questions about the value of fish oil and also the consumption of soy by women with breast cancer, which is controversial.

-Fitness Trackers Keep Cancer Survivors on the Move
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 convenient, home-based, and unsupervised, and they may help with accuracy of exercise logs and in some cases can serve as a communications tool for healthcare teams.

- NCORP Women in Science
The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) would not exist without the women in science who work so effectively to make it a success. Their achievements are celebrated February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

2018 Wilmot Cancer Institution Inspiration Award

Morrow and his team in the Cancer Control & Survivorship Research Program is to improve the lives of people during and after cancer treatment. Their studies are changing the way oncologists around the world treat their patients, and funding for their research starts in our community.

Dr. Morrow

Exercise is the Best Cure for Chemo Fatigue New Analysis Suggests

While rest and stimulant medications were often recommended for dealing with fatigue from chemotherapy, a new analysis suggests that exercise is much more effective...Learn More about Exercise is the Best Cure for Chemo Fatigue New Analysis Suggests

NBC Exercise and Chemo Video

Exercise is the Best Cure for Fatigue Caused by Cancer

A new study finds exercise works better than medication to reduce cancer-related fatigue, according to researchers from the University of Rochester... Learn More about Exercise is the Best Cure for Fatigue Caused by Cancer

Channel 8 Exercise and Cancer

Wilmot Cancer Research Day

Wilmot Cancer Research Day. January 24, 2017

Wilmot Cancer Research Day

Update on Wilmot Cancer Institute Progress Toward NCI Designation

By URMCC PR and Communications

Wilmot Cancer Institute Progress towards NCI Designation

Yoga Improves Sleep Disorders, Fatigue in Patients With Cancer

Improvements in cancer-related fatigue (CRF) from yoga were linked to improvements in sleep quality and daytime dysfunction Learn More about Yoga Improves Sleep Disorders, Fatigue in Patients With Cancer

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Medstar Source Cancer and Exercise 2004 

Medstar Source Cancer and Exercise 2004

Cancer and Exercise

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