Cancer Research

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:03pm

Danielle Twum is making it her mission to educate the public about the cutting-edge research taking place at Roswell Park, and how these breakthroughs change the way we treat cancer. The third-year pre-doctoral candidate, studying immunology in Dr. Scott Abrams’ lab, spearheaded her efforts last fall with a compelling presentation at TEDxBuffalo, an independent, local version of TED Talks.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:38am

In addition to treating melanoma and sarcoma patients at Roswell Park, Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS, spent the last few years developing a high-powered, first-of-its-kind microscope for use in the operating room. In February 2016, following a short study of the microscope’s functionality, Dr. Skitzki's research team revealed its stunning findings.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:42pm

People with Down syndrome have an increased risk of developing very specific types of childhood leukemia, but Eugene Yu, PhD, has an additional reason to focus on the genetic mysteries of Down syndrome.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:42pm

Roswell Park Cancer Institute made national headlines last April in securing an agreement to bring Cuba’s encouraging lung cancer vaccine, CimaVax, to the United States for clinical testing. Nearly one year later, Cuba is back in the news and CimaVax is receiving renewed attention. One of the most frequently asked questions about this vaccine is, “When will it be available for lung cancer patients in the U.S.?”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:13am

Something very big is happening in the field of clinical trials (also called clinical research studies). It’s moving fast, and it will have far-reaching effects on the future of cancer research and treatment.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:30pm

For thousands of years, humans rose with the sun and slept when it grew dark, with only the moon and stars or perhaps a fire to light the night. Waking and sleeping followed a natural 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm, which controls many physical processes in plants and animals.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:20pm

Amid a historic normalizing of relations between the United States and Cuba, a potentially game-changing step was recently taken in the field of lung cancer research.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 3:52pm

Last month, Roswell Park made headlines around the world with the announcement that we expect to be the first U.S. institution to offer a lung cancer treatment vaccine developed by the Center for Molecular Immunology in Cuba.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:06pm

Many men with early-stage, non-aggressive prostate cancer choose to take a “wait and watch” approach to the disease, undergoing active surveillance — regular monitoring — instead of entering treatment

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:51pm

Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, has been at Roswell Park for just over one year, but she’s already making a big impact on multiple myeloma research. Dr.