Archive - June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 9:46am

Kristen and Brandee, members of the AYA and Pediatric Psychosocial team at RPCI, will be sharing new insights and advice for the AYA population each month on Cancer Talk.

Cancer doesn’t define you; it’s just a piece of your story.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 8:32am

Anurag Singh, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Director of Clinical Radiation Research at RPCI, joins this week's edition of Roswellness Radio to discuss radiation therapy. In addition to clearing up misconceptions about the treatment, Dr. Singh explains exactly what radiation therapy entails, the types of patients who should consider receiving it, and why it can be of great value.

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:30am

Earlier this month, a British study published in The Lancet revealed that computed tomography (CT) scans can raise the risk of brain cancer and leukemia in children later in life. The study may very well make some parents wonder about the necessity of a CT scan for their child and whether it’s worth the possibility of negative long-term effects.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 11:37am

When Steven Rukavina was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, he looked to RPCI and Dr. Philip McCarthy, Director of Blood & Marrow Transplant, to help him beat this rare blood disease. As a participant in a study led by Dr. McCarthy, involving treatment with the drug lenalidomide, Steven was able to curb relapse after a stem cell transplant and continue on the road to recovery. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:57am

After breast cancer survivor, and TV personality Robin Roberts revealed a recent diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” I was asked to demystify the disease and help educate the public. MDS is a cancer of the bone marrow that causes stem cell abnormalities and a disruption of blood and platelet production. What I often see in patients with MDS is too many young cells that don’t mature or function properly. Because of this, patients are often left anemic and fatigued.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 3:48pm

Cancer treatment, as many patients can attest, can cause unwelcome side effects. One of the major focuses of research undertaken by our Cell Stress Biology Department at Roswell Park is to find ways to reduce these side effects and improve the quality of life for our patients.