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Surgical Oncology

The specialists and staff of the Division of Surgical Oncology make it their mission to provide care to cancer patients that is truly conducive to healing, by applying the very latest treatments in a compassionate environment. They have access to all of the resources of the University of Rochester Medical Center—including the Wilmot Cancer Institute, one of the nation's leading cancer research facilities. This means your cancer can be treated with important new cancer-fighting medicines and technologies, often before they're available anywhere else, and you could be chosen to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials.

The Importance of a Full-Service Program

Studies show that cancer patients treated by specialists have better outcomes. Each of our fellowship-trained surgeons specializes in a particular type of cancer. They also work with medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, nutritionists and other team members to ensure the best result for each patient. This comprehensive approach to cancer care offers you both a specialized understanding of specific diseases and multi-disciplinary care. We’re the only full-service oncology program in the region, so we can provide the best possible treatment tailored to the requirements of each individual patient.

In Good Company, and in Good Hands

Every year, our surgical oncologists and the teams of medical professionals who support them treat more than 1,200 cancer patients at Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals. They also see some 7,000 outpatients annually in URMC’s Ambulatory Care Center and Wilmot Cancer Institute. Our specialists, our staff, our facilities, our access to leading cancer treatments and research, our compassionate care; it adds up to a cancer-fighting program that's second to none.