Majority of those surveyed support policies prohibiting smoking anywhere in multi-tenant residential buildings
Monday, September 10, 2012
BUFFALO — A majority of Americans who live in multi-unit housing have adopted smoke-free rules in their private homes but millions remain involuntarily exposed to secondhand smoke in this environment, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Public...
Second annual Cruisin’ for a Cure car show comes to RPCI campus September 22
Thursday, September 6, 2012
WHAT: Prostate cancer has a disproportional impact on African-American men, who are 1.5 times more likely to develop prostate cancer and 2-3 times more likely to die of the disease than white men. Prostate cancer is also the most...
Approach uses data from large genomic studies, robust sequencing to identify causal variants
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
BUFFALO — With the ability to sequence human genes comes an onslaught of raw material about the genetic characteristics that distinguish us, and wading through these reserves of data poses a major challenge for life scientists. Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the...
Roswell Park, International Tobacco Control collaboration tracked 2,500-plus smokers in 4 countries
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
BUFFALO — Smokers who try to quit have a better chance of succeeding when they use FDA-approved stop-smoking medications rather than going it alone, according to a new study by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) published online today in the British journal Addiction....
Friday night Lake Erie swim kicks off weekend of events on behalf of Carly’s Club at Roswell Park
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
WHAT: A weekend of events on behalf of pediatric cancer patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute will begin with a group of swimmers finishing a 26.2 mile swim they first began in 2003.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
BUFFALO, NY — Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS, has joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) as Vice Chair, Chief of Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Surgical Oncology. He was most recently the Edward M. Copeland Professor of Surgical Oncology at...
Through collaborations, RPCI staff have shared information with more than 2,400 area residents in 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
BUFFALO — At a reception today on its campus, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) recognized 19 organizations that have taken an active role in informing underserved populations about cancer and cancer prevention through their partnerships with the Now U Know initiative.
Comprehensive cancer center is one of 15 facilities nationwide to earn the distinction
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
BUFFALO, NY — The Department of Supportive & Palliative Care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), under the leadership of Yashodhara Satchidanand, MD, and Amy Alvarez, MD, has received Advanced Certification in Palliative Care for a two-year period from The Joint Commission. RPCI is...
Dogs, owners and community supporters pay tribute to all pets who comfort cancer patients
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
(BUFFALO, NY) Therapy dogs, their owners and nearly 100 community supporters gathered at Roswell Park Cancer Institute today to unveil a new statue bearing the likeness of Roswell Park’s first therapy dog. The “Monty” statue honors the work of all therapy dogs that provide...
New law bans indoor tanning for New Yorkers 16 and younger
Monday, July 16, 2012
BUFFALO, NY — Officials at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) applauded New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a measure that delays the age at which state residents can begin to expose themselves to indoor tanning.
Gov. Cuomo signed the legislation, which bans the use of...