Cancer Detection

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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:21am

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. A major contributing factor for pancreatic cancer’s high death rate is a lack of effective early detection or screening tests.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:27am

When I joined Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the main things that attracted me was and still is, its multidisciplinary breast cancer team. Here, patients receive a comprehensive care package beyond just medi

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:29pm

Looking at the most recent cancer data released by the New York State Cancer Registry and the CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (2006-10), it appears that some counties in the Western New York area have higher-than-average breast cancer incidence rates when

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:07am

In Roswell Park’s Genetics Services Center we meet with people who have personal and family histories of cancer.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 7:29am

It may not be perfect, but right now mammography is the best test we have for routine screening of breast cancer.

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 1:27pm

Most people know that mammography is the primary method used for the detection of breast cancer, but what if your doctor recommends MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging? When is breast MRI necessary? How is it different from mammography?