Comprehensive. Compassionate. Close to Home.
The Sands Cancer Center is part of the Wilmot Cancer Institute, the region’s leader in patient care and research. As part of Wilmot, we are able to provide cancer care that is on par with the best programs in the nation.
Known for our compassionate care, Sands Cancer Center combines an outpatient infusion center which is part of Strong Memorial Hospital and a radiation oncology department which is part of Highland Hospital. The Center provides care for adults with many types of cancers and hematologic disorders. Established in 2000, Sands provides access to the most comprehensive and advanced care in a comfortable environment, utilizing advanced radiation oncology technology.
Professional medical oncology and hematology services at Sands Cancer Center are provided by Interlakes Oncology and Hematology, an affiliate of UR Medicine.
Wilmot is a leader in the development of treatments that precisely target cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissues.
By offering doctors who specialize in one particular type of cancer—like breast cancer or prostate cancer—we are able to provide a higher level of expertise.
Comprehensive and Compassionate Care
Sands Cancer Center offers the most advanced cancer care in the region—in a comfortable environment that is close to home. We combine leading-edge treatments with warm smiles, gentle touches and reassuring words.
Your Treatment Plan
Cancers can be treated in three ways—through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Many cancers require some combination of these approaches. At the Sands Cancer Center, an individualized treatment plan will be developed specifically for you by a multidisciplinary team of doctors.
Chemotherapy refers to drugs that are used to treat cancer. At the Sands Cancer Center, you will have access to the very latest chemotherapy treatments. We also work hard to make the experience of getting chemotherapy easier and more comfortable. Chemotherapy treatments are provided by Interlakes Oncology & Hematology, part of Strong Memorial Hospital and the Wilmot Cancer Institute.
Our treatment area is bright and welcoming, with full-length windows, providing plenty of natural light. Patients can relax in comfortable lounge chairs with heated blankets. Our doctors are board certified in oncology and in hematology and nurses have specialized training in chemotherapy and are certified in oncology.
Radiation therapy uses powerful beams to precisely target and destroy cancer cells. The use of radiation relies on advanced technology as well as highly skilled doctors, nurses and technologists—all of which you will find at Sands.
Our center offers a state-of-the-art, computer-controlled linear accelerator for delivering radiation treatments.
Our radiation services are provided by UR Medicine/Highland Hospital, one of the region’s most experienced centers for radiation therapy. With our best care protocols and computerized planning, we assure that each treatment is delivered precisely and safely.
By offering advanced radiation treatments right in the Finger Lakes, we make it easier to get the care you need close to home.
A Team of Experts Working For You
At the Sands Cancer Center, we provide a team of cancer specialists. Since they are all located right here on one campus, it is easy for them to collaborate on your treatment plan and stay up to date on your progress. Having all of these experts together in one place also makes things easier for you. When needed, you and your family can visit with several specialists all in the same day—so you won’t need to make multiple trips to different locations.
True Multidisciplinary Care
At Wilmot, doctors from various disciplines—like medical oncology, radiation, surgery and pathology—all sit down together to plan
The Wilmot Cancer Institute offers more clinical trials than any other cancer center in the area, giving you access to the newest, most advanced treatments.
Wilmot offers programs that are not available from any other area cancer center, like our Bone Marrow and Soft Tissue Cancer Care Program, our Cancer Survivorship Program, and our Geriatric Oncology Program.