Archive - January 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:36pm
HIPEC Cytoreduction/Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion is the process of directly applying chemotherapy agents to abdominal cancers. Roswell Park has been utilizing HIPEC for about ten years with promising outcomes. John Kane III, MD, Chief of the Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, and Joseph Skitzki, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology and Associate Member of the Department of Immunology, visited Roswellness Radio last Sunday to describe HIPEC in greater detail, how it...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:34am
One week before my brother was set to study business in Singapore this summer, Dr. Metchler delivered his alarming news.
After nearly a year of clear MRIs, Dr. Metchler was seeing something new. The images he’d received in May seemed to suggest a new growth of malignant cells deep inside David’s brain.
My memory of this moment is admittedly fuzzy, but I’m sure our faces betrayed the panic and sadness we felt as we jumped to what felt like an obvious conclusion: summer in Singapore was out.
But Dr. Metchler was going on. “So, we’ll...
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:00am
Although rare, about 38,000 Americans die from pancreatic cancer each year, making it the fourth deadliest type of cancer in the United States. In an effort to slow the death rate of this disease, doctors and researchers have worked feverishly to come up with advancements in treatment.
Roswell Park recently participated in a promising Phase III clinical trial, led by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona. The results of the MPACT (Metastatic Pancreatic...
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:11am
The RPCI Donor Center's Maria Turner appeared on Roswellness Radio on Sunday to discuss platelet donations. Maria talked about the need for platelet donations and why they are so important to cancer patients. Joining Maria was longtime platelet donor Nancy, who discussed her experience as a regular donor at RPCI. The pair also explained who exactly can give platelets and how to get in touch with the Donor Center.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:30pm
If a family member or friend is going through cancer treatment at Roswell Park, you may find yourself looking for a way to become actively involved. There are many great ways to assist in your loved one’s fight against cancer, but at The Donor Center at Roswell Park, we believe one of the very best is by donating your time and platelets.
In addition to whole blood donations (i.e., a typical blood draw that lasts about 45 minutes), the Donor Center at Roswell Park also collects platelets. Platelets help form clots, so those who may be most at risk of bleeding, such as those...
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 1:32pm
Most cervical cancers are diagnosed around midlife, but preventative measures against this disease can, and should, start much younger. Let me explain why.
Research has helped us understand that around 99%, so nearly all, of cervical cancers are caused by an ongoing infection with human papillomavirus, or HPV. Around 50% of all sexually active men and women are infected with HPV, but most don’t even know they are infected and are passing it on to...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 3:14pm
Last week's Roswellness Radio featured a discussion about cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV). This previously-aired episode from January 13, 2012, with Drs. Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD, and Peter Frederick, MD, touches on risk factors -- particularly HPV -- treatment options, diagnostic procedures and ways to prevent the disease.
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