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Conquering cancer

Conquering cancer
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Conquering cancer

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Collaborating to conquer cancer

Jacqueline Williams in the in lab coat looking at images on a screenFor nearly five decades, the Wilmot Cancer Institute has conducted transformative cancer research, provided world-class oncology care, and trained generations of clinicians and scientists. As the largest cancer care provider in upstate New York, we serve a 27-county catchment area, ensuring that our patients can stay close to home and receive the highest-quality care. Our internationally recognized research strengths address the unique needs of our region while also improving the national standard of care for many cancers. We’ve grown to include centers across the region, doubled our clinical trials, and recruited dozens of nationally and internationally recognized faculty experts. But we aren’t done. The work has just begun, and we continue our quest to conquer all cancers, eradicate health disparities, and help patients not only survive, but thrive.


To amplify our impact, Wilmot is seeking National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. Joining this elite group of the country’s top cancer centers would provide a substantial boost to Wilmot’s resources, reputation, and research. For patients, this means increased access to clinical trials and novel treatment options for the most challenging cancers.


Our new strategic plan outlines a bold vision for Wilmot’s future, as we seek to help our patients live longer, fuller lives, and eliminate cancer disparities within our community and around the world.

Here’s how you can help.

Wilmot is pursuing a bold new direction forward. During the next few years, we will conduct more than 1,000 clinical trials annually, build a developmental therapeutics program to rapidly convert research into treatments, and exponentially expand our community outreach and engagement efforts. Your philanthropy can amplify these important efforts. Join us to improve patient care and cancer outcomes by supporting:

  • Seed funding for specific research areas, which helps kickstart pilot projects and often leads to major federal grants
  • World-class clinicians and scientists, so that we can recruit and retain top faculty talent and drive new discoveries in key areas
  • Community outreach and engagement to reduce cancer incidence, eliminate cancer disparities, and identify barriers to care
  • Research infrastructure, such as complex lab equipment, clinical trials support, and new technologies for discovery and clinical care

Leading groundbreaking research and caring for our community.

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More than 700 patients engaged annually in clinical trials—many developed from Wilmot research—of new treatments for a wide range of cancers

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87-bed dedicated cancer center, 12 additional outpatient locations throughout the region, and more than 6,000 new patients seen annually across our 27-county catchment area

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Nationally recognized for geriatric oncology research and home to one of the country’s few geriatric oncology clinics

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A leader in CAR-T cell therapy, one of the most powerful cancer treatments to emerge in recent years

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Home to one of New York State’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs

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Widely known for developing innovative treatments for lymphoma, leukemia, pancreatic, liver, and other rare cancers

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272 trainees working with Wilmot mentors in a typical year

For more information on supporting the Wilmot Cancer Institute, contact Clare Flanagan at or (585) 276-4713.