UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will open its 14th cancer center on July 11 at 875 Hard Rd. in Webster. The new Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster building will provide multidisciplinary cancer care for patients, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical trials, and other services. The 21,000-square-foot facility will offer 18 exam rooms as well as infusion and radiation therapy areas.
The new location will be able to accommodate patients coming to Wilmot from the greater Webster area, expanding east through Wayne County. The Webster area has the highest number of new cases of cancer of any zip code in the Rochester metro area, along with the highest population, and the highest number of new patients who seek care at Wilmot.
“Wilmot continues to extend the benefits of a university cancer center and program into communities where patients live,” said Daniel Mulkerin, M.D., associate director, Regional Operations for Wilmot Cancer Institute. “More than half of Wilmot’s patients receive their care at regional locations, and we are thrilled to be able to open the doors to the Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster to serve that need in the greater Webster area. Patients have been asking for a Wilmot location in Webster and we are happy to make that request a reality.”
Designed by Rozzi Architects and built by Russell P. LeFrois Builders & Developers, the new Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster building is a $6.7 million construction project managed by The Cabot Group. In addition, the project includes a $3.7 million linear accelerator for use in radiation treatment. The building features:
- Eleven infusion chairs, including two private infusion rooms
- A state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam system with advanced imaging and respiratory gating
- 18 exam rooms
- A conference room with videoconferencing capabilities that will allow physicians to collaborate with other cancer experts to develop appropriate treatment plans
- Convenient, on-site parking
“Cancer care is more complex than it has ever been before, and it requires a coordinated team with expertise in many disciplines to identify the best course of treatment for each individual patient,” said Jonathan W. Friedberg, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of Wilmot Cancer Institute. “Our Webster office brings Wilmot Cancer Institute’s precision medicine approach closer to home for our patients and their families.”
In addition to medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology, later this year, patients at Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster will have access to clinical trials, which will be available for a variety of cancers at different stages that will help lead to the next generation of cancer therapies. Currently, Webster residents make up the second largest group of clinical trial accruals for Wilmot. In 2021, compared to other suburbs and neighborhoods in Rochester, more Webster residents participated in clinical trials than residents from any other suburb or neighborhood in Rochester.
“We aren’t just offering exceptional clinical care in Webster, but offering access to innovative care in the forms of research through clinical trial accessibility to patients throughout the 27-county region we serve,” added Mulkerin.
UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute provides world-class cancer treatment and care and conducts pivotal research. The goal is to prevent and conquer cancer through innovation in science, patient care, education, and community outreach. As part of the University of Rochester Medical Center system, Wilmot serves approximately 3 million people in a 27-county region in western and central New York. Wilmot features an 87-bed flagship cancer center, 14 outpatient locations with the opening of the Webster center, and one of the state’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs. Wilmot is a component of Strong Memorial Hospital and is home to the region’s first cancer survivorship clinic, and one of the nation’s first geriatric oncology clinics.