Cancer Talk

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:57am

After breast cancer survivor, and TV personality Robin Roberts revealed a recent diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” I was asked to demystify the disease and help educate the public. MDS is a cancer of the bone marrow that causes stem cell abnormalities and a disruption of blood and platelet production. What I often see in patients with MDS is too many young cells that don’t mature or function properly. Because of this, patients are often left anemic and fatigued.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 3:48pm

Cancer treatment, as many patients can attest, can cause unwelcome side effects.

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 2:57pm

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, it’s important to remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 8:54pm

Over the last year, we have made great progress in melanoma research. This research has provided us with a better understanding of this deadly disease and has also led to new treatments.

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 8:42pm

Although tremendous strides have been made in the treatment of melanoma, there is still much work to be done. At Roswell Park we offer several clinical research studies focused on the discovery and advancement of promising therapies to treat this most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 3:21pm

A recent study in Cancer, a journal published by the American Cancer Society (ACS), reported a correlation between certain types of dental X-rays and a common, benign brain tumor called

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:48pm

While their tasks may vary, the impact that our volunteers have on our quality patient care at Roswell Park is invaluable. This week we are honoring all of the volunteers who gave their time in 2011.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:04pm

Just last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated cervical cancer screening recommendations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:32pm

On April 8, 1987, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Joint Resolution 119 designated the third week in April as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.