Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has served its community for more than 120 years with care characterized by its compassion, innovation and effectiveness.

Founded in 1898 and operating from a 29-acre campus on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) near downtown Buffalo, New York, Roswell Park today remains the only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Upstate New York, and one of only four NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in all of New York. In the past year, Roswell Park teams cared for more than 42,000 patients. Roswell Park helps set international standards in cancer care through its role as a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and consistently earns patient-satisfaction scores that are among the highest in the country.

The work of the Roswell Park team encompasses many different disciplines and approaches, all rooted in some aspect of how cancer affects our lives — and in how a solution today can lessen that impact tomorrow. Roswell Park has been credited with establishing the model for today’s multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. A seamless interface of scientific inquiry and clinical application affords patients access to promising breakthroughs in cancer diagnostics, technologies and therapies. We also educate the next generation of cancer experts, with hundreds of learners coming to us each year for enrichment or education opportunities ranging from shadow days and internships to clinical training, fellowships and graduate degree programs in cancer science.

Roswell Park has been named a 2021–22 Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report and recognized as high-performing for colon and lung cancer surgery.

Roswell Park in our Community

Learn more about the many ways the Roswell Park team goes beyond the expected as we fulfill our mission as a comprehensive cancer center that has been part of the fabric of life across Western New York for more than 120 years.

“Because We Care: Roswell Park in our community, 2019-2020" documents educational and community outreach programs that have given back to our neighbors who have given so much to us.

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