RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:38pm
Roswell Park's Director of Pastoral Care, Beth Lenegan, explains that rituals, whether religious or secular, have an important place in human society.

Our Director of Pastoral Care may spend her weekdays comforting and supporting patients, families and employees, but on the weekend she has another passion – football!

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:19pm
Roswell Park has tremendous talent and tools to contribute to the Cancer Moonshot effort. The Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel recently released its key recommendations and Candace Johnson, PhD, President & CEO, explains how Roswell Park is contributing.

The report released yesterday by the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, a group convened by Vice President Biden last winter, highlighted some big ideas and high-impact opportunities in oncology.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:37am
When Dr. Donald Pinkel graduated from medical school at the University of Buffalo in 1951, the world was a pretty dark place for kids with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). They didn’t live long after diagnosis, and experts in the field of blood cancer were convinced the disease was incurable.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am

This week marks exactly one-year since I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer; and seven months since I had a clean post-chemo scan.

I am one of the lucky ones.

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:20pm
Arguably the world’s most famous female scientist, Marie Curie came to Roswell Park in 1921 to discuss the emerging use of radium to treat tumors. Madame Curie and her husband, Pierre, discovered the element in 1898.
The old book doesn’t look like much. Its red fabric cover is faded. The edges of the pages have yellowed, and there are no photos or illustrations inside — just page after page of signatures. The first names were inscribed with fountain pens, but later entries in ballpoint or felt-tip reflect the evolution of writing instruments over the years.
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:03pm
A portion of infographic displaying the advantages of robot-assisted surgery and Roswell Park's accomplishments using minimally invasive surgery techniques.
In 2004, Roswell Park became the first facility in the Buffalo Niagara region to offer patients the option of robotic prostatectomy. Today Roswell Park offers robot-assisted surgery (RAS) for treatment of bladder, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, kidney, and thoracic cancers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 3:49pm
Dr. James Elam not only established Roswell Park's Anesthesiology Department, he helped introduce the concept of rescue breathing as standard rescue protocol.
Dr. James Elam not only established Roswell Park's Anesthesiology Department, he helped introduce the concept of rescue breathing as standard rescue protocol.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:36pm
Young adult cancer survivor, Alicia, describes her emotions upon receiving her diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 25.
My early twenties were everything I imagined they would be. They were fun, filled with life and discovery, naive in the best of ways, connected by travels, and laced with endless dreams. This was until I hit a road block at age 25. Cancer stood in my tracks. What was I to do?
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
These easy watermelon recipes will help you stay cool during the summer months.
It’s been an exceptionally hot summer. So it helps to have an easy, go-to treat to stay cool. Watermelon never disappoints. But with a little imagination – and minimal effort – you can take your melon to the next level.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 8:00am
Chemopause, or early menopause induced by cancer treatment, is a realistic concern for women under 40. The most common cause of treatment-induced ovarian failure is chemotherapy.

If you’re a woman under 40, you’re probably not thinking about menopause. But for young women who have had cancer, treatment-induced ovarian failure – often referred to as “chemopause” – is a very realistic concern.