Cancer Research

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:27am

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it can feel as if your whole life has been turned upside down. During this confusing, scary time, it’s completely normal to want to take action quickly to get rid of the disease.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:41pm

Read part I of our series about the new complex immunotherapy trials available here at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:06pm
Cancer research is a core element of Roswell Park’s mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer. As a pioneer of the “multidisciplinary approach” to cancer care, our scientists and clinicians work together in the advancement of understanding and treating of cancer.
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:03pm

Ten years ago, patients diagnosed with advanced-stage kidney cancer had few options, and none of them were very promising. But in recent years, we have seen a revolution in kidney cancer treatment with ten new targeted drugs winning FDA approval.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:47pm

Is there a connection between certain types of cancer and diabetes? There could be, although the relationship is a complex one, according to Rajeev Sharma, MBBS, MD, FACE.

“Diabetes and cancer have many common risk factors and a potential biological link might exist as both diseases are diagnosed in the same person more frequently compared to a person without diabetes,” explains Dr. Sharma. 

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:24am

In December, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announced a major collaboration focused on an emerging area of cancer research: neoantigens. These small proteins on the surface of cancer cells arise from mutations often unique to a tumor, making personalized immunotherapies like cancer vaccines a possibility.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:24pm

When it comes to medical treatments, we’re not all alike. Women and men sometimes need different dosages of the same drug. One drug for heart failure works very well in black patients but not in white patients.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:31pm

Take it from George Grace: if you’ve smoked your entire life, you listen closely to news about innovative cancer treatments. Grace listened, even before a spot on his lung led to a diagnosis of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:26am

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) established an initiative recently that I expect to benefit patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and around the country for years to come.

In January 2017, the agency, a member institution of the National Institutes of Health, launched the NCI Formulary to expand access to both approved drugs and investigational agents — that is, drugs still in development — that have shown promise as possible cancer therapies.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:31pm

In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese stem cell researcher, made a groundbreaking discovery that would win him the Nobel Prize. Yamanaka discovered a new way to turn adult, dividing cells into pluripotent stem cells.