RPCI Cancer Talk

“Each life is valuable and we all have something to share with this world.”
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Life Recorded program at RPCI gives patients and loved ones an opportunity to preserve that story for generations to come.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Solving a puzzle is a meticulous task, requiring concentration, logic and, at times, a certain degree of teamwork. Dermatopathologists solve puzzles each day and must excel in these areas, studying biopsies and providing precise diagnoses for patients.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:17am

“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 Cancer Institute for saving her life. 

An estimated 221,200 Americans (ACS Facts and Figures, 2015) will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:04pm
Dr. Khurshid Guru is the Director of Robotic Surgery and the Robert P. Huben Endowed Professor of Oncology in the Department of Urology at Roswell Park.

When a patient with bladder cancer undergoes a radical cystectomy (removal of the entire bladder), the surgeon needs to create a system that can take over the work of the missing bladder.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:33pm

Many of us watched the recent 3-part Ken Burns PBS documentary, The Emperor of All Maladies. Even if you didn’t, it's likely that you saw or heard frequent media stories about cancer during the weeks before and after. And it's probable that in every one of them, cancer was presented as the enemy and we, scientists, clinicians, patients and caregivers, as its foes.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:13am

If you see blood in your urine, don’t ignore it. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it could be a symptom of bladder cancer, says Khurshid Guru, MD, Department of Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:34am

Antioxidants and phytochemicals are tiny chemical compounds that may offer great benefits to the human body.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:04pm

I won't deny it, chemotherapy is tough. But during my time in the Chemo Infusion Center, I learned some tricks that helped me cope with treatment.

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 11:59am

Most people know that nausea can be an unwelcome side effect of cancer therapy, causing loss of appetite and poor nutrition.

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.