What if doctors were able to identify, with a simple blood test, when a patient’s cancer was starting to make a return? Or that a person’s disease was so well treated it would not return?
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“Roswell Park is at the forefront of research on gastroesophageal cancer, and these studies are aiming to improve the efficacy of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation in patients.”
For these college students, it was their first opportunity to take their education out of the classroom and get a feel for what a career in medicine and research might look like.
In May, National Cancer Research Month, we reflect on the ways we can continue to shake off cancer’s grasp by pioneering advancements in prevention, detection and treatment.
“Out of any cancer in which we observe disparities, prostate cancer is the one where it’s so clear-cut and prevalent."
“Our main focus is to evaluate patients who may have inherited forms of cancer, where it would make a difference in the management of their disease or the management of their family’s risk,” says Joseph F. Maher, MD.
If the patient’s cancer didn’t respond to chemotherapy and radiation, options were limited other than a wait-and-see approach. But new research has found that the introduction of an immunotherapy medication can dramatically improve their response.
For many types of pediatric cancers, the treatment that helps save a child’s life might also cause lifelong challenges. A revolutionary new kind of therapy might change all that.
The rate of breast cancer in Black and Hispanic/Latinx women continues to be of concern to doctors, as these groups have higher death rates from breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women.
Given the risk of opioid addiction, doctors at Roswell Park decided to explore if restricting opioid prescriptions would affect patients’ recovery.
A team of Roswell Park physicians has published a study that shows the importance of financial counseling for cancer patients to help them avoid “financial toxicity,” or the worsening outcomes after treatment that one group of patients experienced.