History of the Campuses and Buildings of the University of Rochester
United States Hotel Prince Street Campus Eastman School of Music Medical Center River Campus Mid-Campus South Campus Mt. Hope Campus Graduate, Family and Veteran Housing Central Utilities Other Off-Site Buildings
Medical Center Cancer Center

Cancer Center about 1992 Flaum Eye Institute

The Medical Center established a Cancer Center in 1974 and a new one-story building with a basement was built in front of the entrance to the old Municipal Hospital, between Strong Hospital and the old X-wing.  This facility replaced the old Radiation Center

A two-story addition to the building was completed in 1986 and a fourth floor was added to the building in 2004 to house the new Flaum Eye Institute.

In 1980 James P. Wilmot bequeathed $8 million for cancer research and in 2000 the Cancer Center was renamed the Wilmot Cancer Center. The new Wilmot Cancer Center building opened in 2008 and the old building became the new home of the Flaum Eye Institute.. 

1974 "Treatment to be baaed on team effort," Democrat and Chronicle, May 8, 1974, Page 8B.
The establishment in March of the new University of Rochester Cancer Center, has ushered in a new spirit of cooperation in the approach to cancer treatment.  For the past three years, he said, the oncology department has received grants of $780,000 a year from the National Cancer Institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. Now that the center has developed into a full-fledged operation with an administrative base in the Elmwood Road medical building, "we've applied for a grant of comparable amounts for a period of five years," he said.

1978 "Cancer Center Project on Schedule," Democrat and Chronicle, May 23, 1978, Page 6B.

1979 "Cancer Center Dedication," Democrat and Chronicle, December 2, 1979, Page 11B.
The new $6.8 million University of Rochester Cancer Center will be dedicated during ceremonies tomorrow at Strong Memorial Hospital. The facility will open next month to cancer outpatients from Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. The cancer center is an umbrella medical facility that includes treatment programs at Genesee, Highland, Rochester General, St. Mary's and Strong Memorial hospitals. It is the only federally recognized center in the country with full-time cancer specialists providing care at community hospitals. The new center brings together cancer research, education and patient treatment programs.

1979 "UR Cancer Center Dedicated," Democrat and Chronicle, December 4, 1979, Page 1B. | Part 2 |

1980 "Wilmot wills millions for cancer research," Democrat and Chronicle, September 11, 1980, Page 1 | Part 2 |
James P. Wilmot bequeathed $8 million for research into the cause of the disease that killed him and his wife Lorette.

1981 "A Testament to Hope," Rochester Review 43(3):9-13 (Spring 1981)

1984 "$2.8 million UR cancer lab planned," Democrat and Chronicle, August 14, 1984, Page 2B.

1984 "Cancer Labs," Rochester Review 47(2):22 (Winter 1984)
Immunology (the science that deals with the body's ability to ward off disease and infection) is, after a number of years of relative obscurity, again one of the bright hopes among cancer researchers (see "Winning the War on Cancer," page 11).
The renewed promise offered by this field is underscored by plans for a $2.8-million addition to the University's Cancer Center, designed to house laboratories for the center's newest research programs in immunobiology and immunotherapy.
Aided by an initial grant of $500,000 from the National Cancer Institute, the center plans to begin construction in February, with completion scheduled for June of 1986.

2000 The University of Rochester Medical Center: teaching, discovering, caring : seventy-five years of achievement, 1925-2000, edited by Jules Cohen and Robert W. Joynt
Page 331:  A Cancer Center was built as an addition to the new hospital.  Located at what had been the entrance to the old Municipal Hospital, the new center provided integrated outpatient facilities, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and certain surgical procedures.

2004 "Eye Institute unveils clinical space," Currents 32(19), November 1, 2004
The faculty and staff of the University Eye Institute will celebrate the opening of new clinical space with free patient education seminars and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The project, which began in January, nearly triples the amount of clinical space available to Eye Institute faculty and provides room for the addition of leading-edge ophthalmic technology. The third-floor addition is constructed above the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, adjacent to the current Eye Institute clinical area, and includes public space, offices, conference rooms, additional exam lanes, and a new pediatric area.
The $3.5 million clinical project corresponds with plans for new research space, being funded in part by a $2.6 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Construction of that project is scheduled to begin this fall.
The clinic will welcome its first patients on Monday, November 15, and community members also are invited to attend free educational seminars: Assistant Professor David DiLoreto will discuss adult macular degeneration, 11 a.m. to noon; Professor James Aquavella will discuss dry eye syndrome, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and Assistant Professor Matthew Gearinger will discuss pediatric ophthalmology, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, and free parking is available in the Strong Memorial Hospital garage.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday, November 19. 

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