Because 1 in 26 men will develop bladder cancer at some point in their lifetime, Roswell Park’s Center for Personalized Medicine is dedicated to finding a cure. Every day, more than 30 scientists focus on new research therapies and innovative treatments to attack the fourth most common cancer among men.
There are two main forms of bladder cancer:
We are devoted to adapting a new model of treating and understanding bladder cancer. We are working in partnership with Western New York Urology to collect blood samples from multiple patients, at the time of cystoscopy, or through more direct means, such as removing and studying a portion of a patient’s tumor. Over the next few years, we intend to compile a database founded on multiple, multi-tiered biopsy results.
While this research is preliminary, our objective is to diversify our treatment options for those diagnosed with bladder cancer. Because the disease is so common and so varied, our staff at the Center for Personalized Medicine will study these unique samples to customize a treatment plan based on a patient's specific needs.