Archive - February 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 9:48am

As a cancer patient, you may never see a flow cytometer at Roswell Park, but, behind the scenes, this analytical tool plays a vital role in the diagnosis, classification and management of many cancers. I explain a bit more about how flow cytometry may be used in your cancer care in this post, and in the above video.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:26pm

An RPCI Cancer Talk reader inquired recently about the treatment and prognosis of borderline mucinous epithelial carcinoma. Because this is a diagnosis that may be unfamiliar to many, I would like to share my response here on Cancer Talk to help others understand what it is. Many thanks to the reader for submitting the question!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:08pm

Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently announced a new clinical trial of a cancer vaccine. Dr. Kelvin Lee, the Jacobs Family Chair of Immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, discusses what the vaccine is all about and what the future holds for additional immunology approaches for a variety of cancers. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:24pm

By studying the effects of bevacizumab (brand name AvastinTM), a drug currently FDA-approved for use in the treatment of several other cancers, a research team led by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)  has laid the groundwork for a possible new treatment option for women with advanced ovarian cancer—a treatment option that may increase the time women live without their disease worsening.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 8:00am

Can "the sunshine vitamin" play a role in preventing and treating cancer? Find out what Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientists and clinicians are learning about the inspiring potential of vitamin D for the future of cancer treatment. Featuring an interview with graduate student Sarah Mazzilli and Pamela Hershberger, PhD of Roswell Park's Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 3:33pm

Congratulations to the WNY Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park for 15 years of breast cancer education and support services! The Center was dedicated on February 1, 1997 and since then it has grown and evolved to become a free resource for anyone touched by breast cancer.