Cancer Talk

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:15am

Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products.  Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.

Questions have been raised about whether parabens have the ability to promote tumor growth, specifically breast tumors, because of their potential estrogen-like effects.

However, studies so far have not shown this to be a legitimate concern.  According to an FDA statement on the topic, last updated in June 2011:

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 10:00am

As manager of the Chemo/Infusion Clinic at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, I meet many new patients who experience anxiety about receiving chemotherapy. It is only natural to feel this way about treatment and potential hair loss.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 4:00pm

Cancer can feel like the ultimate form of identity theft, especially for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) between 15 – 39 years old.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 2:53pm

Several years ago, my colleagues and I wondered about the impact of dietary practice and its role in prostate cancer. We wanted to further examine the potential link between nutritional intake and this disease. With that in mind, the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study was created.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:14am

An important study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that addresses the use of the prostate-specific antigen test, or PSA test, for

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:53am

Many people are hesitant about undergoing endoscopic procedures, but a little understanding can go a long way in easing their fears.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 9:46am

July is National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. To help you better understand, fight and beat this disease, we have compiled some key facts and statistics.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 9:46am

Kristen and Brandee, members of the AYA and Pediatric Psychosocial team at Roswell Park, will be sharing new insights and advice for the AYA population each month on Cancer Talk.


Cancer doesn’t define you; it’s just a piece of your story.

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:30am

Earlier this month, a British study published in The Lancet revealed that computed tomography (CT) scans can raise the risk of brain cancer and leukemia in children later in life.