RPCI Cancer Talk

Roberto Pili, MD
Research Finds Amount, Quality of Protein May Impact Tumor Growth
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:57pm

Many dietary studies have been done showing the connection between nutrition and cancer. However, there is a lack of research focusing solely on the effect that protein has on tumor growth inhibition, specifically for prostate and breast cancers. Dr. Luigi Fontana at Washington University of St.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:09pm

Roswell Park volunteers exude compassion and generosity – qualities that impact the lives of our patients and inspire hope and positivity. They see every task as an opportunity to extend kindness to those in need. Without hesitation, our volunteers offer a helping hand, a warm smile or heart-felt greeting to everyone that walks through the RPCI doors.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:34am

Mention the word colonoscopy, and many people get a bit uneasy. Yet the colonoscopy is one of our best tools for diagnosing colon cancer, and remains to this day the gold standard.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:05am

Each year, nearly 72,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) between the ages of 15 – 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Unlike pediatric and elderly patients, this age group has not seen much progress in survival rates in the past 30 years.

There are several factors that contribute to this stagnation. Lack of insurance, decreased participation in clinical trials, psychosocial challenges and delayed diagnoses can all disrupt the quality of AYA cancer care and their outcomes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:01am

April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to learn more about your risk factors. Unlike a mammogram, a PSA test, or other routine cancer screenings, oral cancer screening is something most people don’t think to ask about at the doctor’s office. Because oral cancer affects a smaller portion of the population—about 3 percent of annual cancer cases—many aren’t even aware of the risk factors.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:14am

As a native of Buffalo, NY, I was well aware of the work being done at Roswell Park and its importance in the Western New York community. So when I was offered an opportunity for employment, I jumped at the chance.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:06pm

Farrah Fawcett’s death in 2009 catapulted anal cancer into the public light, but prior to that devastating news, it’s a disease you didn't hear much about. While it is rare, anal cancer is on the rise with an estimated 7,060 new cases and causing 880 deaths in 2013 alone.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:42pm

We’re closing out National Nutrition Month with a resource from Livestrong: http://www.livestrong.com/healthy-eating/. The Livestrong website is loaded with information on healthy eating and exercise to help you live a healthy, strong life.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:58am

March is Myeloma Awareness Month. At Roswell Park we’re working year-round to uncover new ways of understanding this disease in order to develop new treatment methods and improve long-term survival rates for patients.

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:16pm

We’ve got a great resource from the American Cancer Society (ACS) for week 3 of National Nutrition Month!