RPCI Cancer Talk

"I always wanted to be a doctor ... the idea of serving and helping people is what interested me."
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:27pm

Mohs surgery is a highly specialized procedure used to treat skin cancer while preserving as much normal surrounding tissue as possible. Roswell Park’s newest Mohs surgeon, Kimberly Brady, MD, shares more about what makes this procedure effective, who may be eligible for Mohs surgery and its origins.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:39am
Xuefang Cao, MD, PhD, is leading promising research that may bring better outcomes for blood or marrow transplant patients.

For patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers, a blood or marrow transplant can be a potential cure. But when the transplant uses marrow or blood stem cells from a donor, it can have two effects — one harmful and the other helpful.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Life Recorded program at RPCI gives patients and loved ones an opportunity to preserve that story for generations to come.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Solving a puzzle is a meticulous task, requiring concentration, logic and, at times, a certain degree of teamwork. Dermatopathologists solve puzzles each day and must excel in these areas, studying biopsies and providing precise diagnoses for patients.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:17am

“I didn’t think I was going to make it, so it’s really about my life today and how cancer makes a difference in a person’s life,” said Thomasina Holmes, a thriving lung cancer survivor who credits Roswell Park Cancer Institute for saving her life. 

An estimated 221,200 Americans (ACS Facts and Figures, 2015) will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:04pm

When a patient with bladder cancer undergoes a radical cystectomy (removal of the entire blad

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:33pm

Many of us watched the recent 3-part Ken Burns PBS documentary, The Emperor of All Maladies. Even if you didn’t, it's likely that you saw or heard frequent media stories about cancer during the weeks before and after.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:13am

If you see blood in your urine, don’t ignore it. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it could be a symptom of bladder cancer, says Khurshid Guru, MD, Department of Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:04pm

I won't deny it, chemotherapy is tough. But during my time in the Chemo Infusion Center, I learned some tricks that helped me cope with treatment.

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 11:59am

Most people know that nausea can be an unwelcome side effect of cancer therapy, causing loss of appetite and poor nutrition.