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As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

August 29, 2016

A study from the Wilmot Cancer Institute is believed to be the first to examine how leukemia stem cells change over time, and the first to look for several known gene biomarkers simultaneously.

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Embarking on ‘first real big test’ of immunotherapy for lymphoma

Embarking on ‘first real big test’ of immunotherapy for lymphoma

March 14, 2016

Ed Foster, a physician from Elmira, is the first person in upstate New York to receive an innovative new therapy at Wilmot Cancer Institute that involves engineering a patient’s own immune cells to attack cancer.

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Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

February 17, 2016

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists receive $2M award

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists receive $2M award

June 26, 2014

The grant from The National Cancer Institute awarded will fund continued study of a gene network that controls cancer progression, with a focus on pancreatic cancer.

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Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

May 12, 2014

The Wilmot family and the James P. Wilmot foundation are giving $4 million to support cancer research. The announcement was made at the Discovery Ball Saturday night at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The money will be part of a $30 million dollar research-focused campaign at UR Medicine.

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