Future Treatments (Research)

Roswell Park places strong emphasis on translational research —accelerating the transfer of discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic, so patients will benefit faster. Our Neuro-Oncology team focuses research on:

  • The development of new drugs
  • Finding new ways to use existing cancer drugs or therapies
  • The discovery of new targets or pathways to attack the cancer
  • Better ways of treating radiation necrosis — damage to healthy cells that can occur as a result of radiation therapy.
  • Better ways of treating gliosarcoma, a rare type of brain cancer
  • Innovative uses of radiosurgery for tumors that had previously not been treatable
  • The use of novel noninvasive imaging studies to identify tumor progression versus radiation treatment effect
  • Expanding radiosurgery treatment options beyond traditionally accepted limits in a safe and effective way