Team of Experts

The Sands Cancer Center brings you the expertise of three of the region's most distinguished health care providers: Thompson Health, Highland Hospital, and Interlakes Oncology and Hematology, P.C.

Working with you and your family, our team takes a comprehensive holistic approach to your care and treatment. Our convenient location on the campus of Thompson Health means you can visit with several different specialists on the same day. These specialists, in turn, have easy access to one another, which ensures their ability to collaborate on your treatment plan, and to keep up to date on your progress. The result: better coordination of your care, within a very convenient setting.

Thompson Health
Thompson Health is an integrated health care delivery system founded in 1904 by Mary Clark Thompson and dedicated to the memory of her husband, Fredrick. This gift to the residents of Ontario County created a Legacy of Caring and a tradition of excellence in health care that continues today. Providing primary and secondary health care services with a respected medical staff of more than 250 physicians, Thompson Health continues to provide quality health care to more than 120,000 residents and their families in the Greater Finger Lakes Region.

Highland Hospital
Highland Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), is a high-quality hospital with a patient-centered culture of care. Highland is home to centers of excellence such as the Evarts Joint Center, the Bariatric Surgery Center and the Breast Imaging Center; to the region’s leading Geriatric Fracture Center and to a comprehensive Women’s Health Service including minimally invasive gynecologic oncology.

One of the nation’s top academic medical centers, URMC forms the centerpiece of the University’s health research, teaching, patient care, and community outreach missions. Information about our  programs can be found at

Highland Hospital oncology services are part of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center  at URMC, which provides outstanding care for people with cancer by combining a multi-disciplinary team approach with the latest technologies and most effective therapies in a compassionate setting. Patients are also screened for eligibility  to participate in clinical trials.

Interlakes Oncology and Hematology
Interlakes Oncology and Hematology is a regional organization providing treatment for cancer patients and those with blood disorders. Interlakes has six offices conveniently located throughout Rochester and its surrounding areas. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate care to patients as close to their homes as possible. The physicians and staff have been leaders in this community for over 20 years. They were first to bring innovative anticancer drugs, blood cell stimulants, anti nausea medications and other technology to this area, including performing the first bone marrow transplant in the greater Rochester area.

The physicians are also among the most highly trained in the country and have been trained at institutions such as Harvard, The Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the National Institutes of Health and the University of Rochester. Our staff focuses on the overall well-being of the patient, providing support through their expertise and care.