March is National Nutrition Month. We all know our eating habits have a definitive impact on our overall health. For cancer patients, nutrition is especially important as it plays an essential role in the healing and recovery process.
Each year, more than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer. The good news is that death rates are on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.
As a cancer patient, you may never see a flow cytometer at Roswell Park, but, behind the scenes, this analytical tool plays a vital role in the diagnosis, classification and management of many cancers.
An RPCI Cancer Talk reader inquired recently about the treatment and prognosis of borderline mucinous epithelial carcinoma. Because this is a diagnosis that may be unfamiliar to many, I would like to share my response here on Cancer Talk to help others understand what it is.
Can "the sunshine vitamin" play a role in preventing and treating cancer? Find out what Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientists and clinicians are learning about the inspiring potential of vitamin D for the future of cancer treatment.