After completing his fellowship in 2007, Sai Yendamuri, MD, sought a position allowing him to provide care for lung cancer patients while freely collaborating with fellow physicians and oncologists. The multidisciplinary environment at Roswell Park turned out to be exactly what he was looking for.
Sharon McCann never smoked. Neither did her parents or her husband. She did not have any of the risk factors for lung cancer. “It just happened,” she says.
“I didn’t think I was going to make it, so it’s really about my life today and how cancer makes a difference in a person’s life,” said Thomasina Holmes, a thriving lung cancer survivor who credits Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for saving her life.
On November 10, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed decision to begin covering the cost of a promising type of
When diagnosing or treating cancer, a less-invasive procedure often leads to better outcomes and fewer risks.
When an oncologist creates a care plan for a cancer patient, we consider many aspects of the individual, including his or her age, other health problems and existing risk factors.
Cancer cells are smart. They adapt to defend against the drugs we use to treat them, and tumors can develop resistance to certain drugs over time. This can vary from patient to patient. Our research at Roswell Park is offering new ways to get around these issues.
At Roswell Park, my colleagues and I now perform over 90% of lung cancer surgeries with minimally invasive surgical techniques.