Roswell Park patients who enrolled in clinical trials provided critical information that led to FDA approval of Herceptin (breast cancer), Gleevec (leukemia), Yervoy (melanoma) and other drugs — and consequently, they were among the first patients to benefit from those drugs.
A cancer diagnosis — and the treatment that follows — can be overwhelming. While you may have the support of your family, friends, doctors and care team, it’s easy to feel alone in this situation. You may be looking for inspiration to help you get through it. We asked our network of survivors and Facebook followers to share any inspirational quotes that helped them stay strong and hopeful during treatment. Here are 10 of our favorites.
“The phoenix represents the stories of survival I’ve heard at Roswell Park,” says Joe Garguilo, a member of the Creative Arts Team. Inspired by the idea, he invites patients and survivors to pick up a brush and fill in the outstretched wings with colors and words of healing.
Thirty-five years after joining Roswell Park, Dr. Thanavala is still excited every day by the possibilities ahead. “It’s not just research for the sake of research. It’s the potential to provide simple and effective methods to protect against disease and cancer. That’s what has always been very important to me.”
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so it’s a great time to take steps to reduce your cancer risk by making healthy changes in your life. One way to do that is by adopting healthy cooking techniques.