Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:41am
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Steven Nurkin, MD, took time to discuss this disease with Roswellness Radio last Sunday. Dr. Nurkin emphasized the importance of colorectal cancer screening and the role it can play in prevening this disease. He was joined by colorectal cancer survivor, Debbie Byrnes, also an advocate for screening. Debbie, whose cancer spread to her lungs and liver, has been living without cancer for over three years.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:12am
Lynda Kwon Beaupin, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, and Suzanne Hess, PhD, CHTP, stopped by Roswellness Radio this past Sunday to discuss the Healing Touch Pilot Program at Roswell Park. Dr. Hess, Co-Director of the program, explained more about Healing Touch, designed to help relieve the symptoms of cancer treatment at any stage of a patient's cancer journey. Teresa O'Connor, whose eight-year-old daughter is a Healing Touch participant, joined the doctors to speak about the benefits of the program.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 8:40am
In addition to diagnosing, treating and researching cancer, Roswell Park offers a wide array of supportive services for patients and their families. Dana Jenkins, Vice President of Organizational Performance Improvement, Senior Medical Social Worker Susan Sharcot and volunteer Linda Steinhorn stopped by Roswellness Radio last week to discuss these services — including ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:12am
Last week's Roswellness Radio went inside Roswell Park's new Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM), a state-of-the-art facility that uses sequencing tools to provide individualized care for cancer patients.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 8:40am
Stephen Edge, MD, Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology, and Gokul Das, PhD, Co-Director of RPCI's Breast Disease Site Research Group joined Roswellness Radio this past Sunday. They discussed the effectiveness of tamoxifen, the first targeted therapy to be approved for treatment of breast cancer, for many patients with the disease. They also give information on how to participate in their continuing clinical study.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 3:45pm
The most recent edition of Roswellness Radio focused on cancer and infections. Brahm Segal, MD, Chief, Infectious Diseases and Kimberly Hinckley, RN, BSN, CIC, Senior Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, discussed why cancer patients are at increased risk of developing infections. The pair also explained exactly how they work together to protect both the patients and staff at RPCI.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 2:42pm
Last Sunday's Roswellness Radio featured a discussion on the link between obesity and cancer. Chi-Chen Hong, PhD, an epidemiologist and Assistant Member of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at RPCI, explained which specific cancers appear to be connected with obesity and examined the overall rise of obesity in the United States.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 12:32pm
Boris Kuvshinoff, MD, MBA, and Renuka Iyer, MD, both Associate Professors of Oncology and Co-Directors of RPCI’s Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center, stopped by the Roswellness Radio studios last week to discuss liver cancer. Drs. Kuvshinoff and Iyer explain how the liver functions and why it is such a vital organ. They also talk about various risk factors and treatment methods for this disease.