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Tag: Wilmot Cancer Center

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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