RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:42am

A clinical trial is a type of clinical research study that tests the safety and effectiveness of new medical approaches. Some clinical trials test a drug, a medical device or a new way of doing surgery. Other trials test new ways to prevent disease, diagnose cancer or improve quality of life. Clinical trials play an important role in the fight against cancer. They are the only scientific way to prove whether a new treatment works better than current treatments. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:56pm

“I am not afraid to let people know that I am a prostate cancer survivor,” says Mack Luchey, iconic owner of Doris Records, Western New York’s oldest record store. “If you’re ever diagnosed with prostate cancer, I’m here to tell you that it is not a death sentence, but rather just the beginning of the fight.”

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:06pm

Many men with early-stage, non-aggressive prostate cancer choose to take a “wait and watch” approach to the disease, undergoing active surveillance — regular monitoring — instead of entering treatment right away. But if they’re not in active treatment, what can they do to improve their odds against the disease?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:38pm

We are so grateful to have many wonderful volunteers that make a profound impact on our patients and visitors. Check out these interesting facts about this diverse group!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:33pm

Pet Therapy dog, Sierra, and her owners Dave and Dobie Marowski, volunteer at Roswell Park twice a month to visit with patients and families.

It’s their way of giving back after Dobie’s bout with breast cancer four years ago. As a former RPCI patient, Dobie understands first-hand how important companionship is. Sierra brought Dobie strength during chemotherapy and was by her side the entire time.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:51am

While spending time on the Roswell Park campus, you may have noticed a sea of purple, blue and yellow. These colored garments each represent a specific type of RPCI volunteer and they are all here to lend you a hand!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment, and for many women, wigs are the answer. But choosing the right wig can be a difficult decision.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:06pm

Children with brain tumors or with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are most likely to have late effects in the brain, but any child treated for cancer is at a higher risk for learning disabilities, memory loss and social distress.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:43pm

Your care team should be working with you to ensure successful outcomes during treatment. However, it’s important for you to be an active member of your care plan and fully understand your diagnosis and options.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:29pm

With Easter at our doorstep, we have eggs on the mind! Coloring Easter eggs is a great way to spend time with your family and have fun with the kids. Eggs can also be a nutritious addition to your diet as they are packed with protein, essential vitamins, and minerals.