Senior Vice President of Basic Science and The Garman Family Chair in Cell Stress Biology
Cancer treatment, as many patients can attest, can cause unwelcome side effects. One of the major focuses of research undertaken by our Cell Stress Biology Department at Roswell Park is to find ways to reduce these side effects and improve the quality of life for our patients.
As a cancer patient, you may never see a flow cytometer at Roswell Park, but, behind the scenes, this analytical tool plays a vital role in the diagnosis, classification and management of many cancers. I explain a bit more about how flow cytometry may be used in your cancer care in the video and post below.
By studying the effects of bevacizumab (brand name AvastinTM), a drug currently FDA-approved for use in the treatment of several other cancers, a research team led by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) has laid the groundwork for a possible new treatment option for women with advanced ovarian cancer—a treatment option that may increase the time women live without their disease worsening.
Can "the sunshine vitamin" play a role in preventing and treating cancer? Find out what Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientists and clinicians are learning about the inspiring potential of vitamin D for the future of cancer treatment. Featuring an interview with graduate student Sarah Mazzilli and Pamela Hershberger, PhD of Roswell Park's Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.