Epigenetics

Cancer can occur when certain normal genes are "switched on or off" as a result of environmental epigenetics — influences that occur throughout your life. Some drugs have already been developed to correct the on/off switch for some types of cancer.

A native of Italy, Sebastiano Battaglia, PhD, also lived and studied in the United Kingdom, Germany and Luxembourg. After obtaining a fellowship at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Battaglia intended for Buffalo to be yet another stop on his educational journey. Six years later, he is still here and is happy to call WNY home.