RPCI Cancer Talk

All medications, including fertility drugs, come with risks. But should you be concerned about an increased cancer risk?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:41pm
Life & Wellness

For cancer patients, the threat of infertility is a common concern. Radiation, chemotherapy and surgery have the potential to impact fertility. That’s why it’s so important for young cancer patients to have a multidisciplinary team of cancer and fertility experts who can offer the most effective treatment and fertility preservation options.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:39pm
Cancer Research & News

Historically, Japanese women were much less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than American women. However, as Western lifestyles become a part of everyday life in Japan, breast cancer rates are on the rise. Dr. Kazuki Takabe, Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute explains why a strong relationship between American and Japanese oncologists is mutually beneficial to both Japanese and Asian-American Women.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:53pm
Patient Stories

Three days after Emily’s 19th birthday, she received the devastating news that she had stage 3 malignant melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer. She was given less than a 59 percent chance of surviving the next five years. In a state of shock, she felt her only options were fight or flight – to face her diagnosis head-on or to live in fear – and she chose to fight.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:42am
Cancer Support

You may find it tough to discuss some aspects of cancer, both physical and emotional, with someone who has not been through the same struggles. Cancer coaches provide a unique level of empathy and understanding by sharing their own experiences as cancer survivors. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:48am
Cancer Research & News

Because BRCA mutations are strongly linked to breast and ovarian cancer, they have been studied more widely in women than in men — and women are more likely than men to be referred by their doctors for genetic testing. But BRCA mutations are associated with many types of cancer, and men are also at risk.

A new agent, gallium-68 dotatate (Netspot®), recently FDA-approved and available at Roswell Park, can be used as a PET tracer instead of the glucose to identify carcinoid tumors significantly better than any currently available ima
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:02am
Prevention & Screening

A new agent, gallium-68 dotatate (Netspot®), recently FDA-approved and available at Roswell Park, can be used as a PET tracer instead of the glucose to identify carcinoid tumorseven very small lesionssignificantly better than any currently available imaging.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:43am
Patient Stories

I hope my story can help someone else, especially other young moms. So many people are depending on you, and it can feel so overwhelming. You’re tired and emotional, but you have to be strong in front of your kids. You don’t want them to worry, and that alone makes it doubly exhausting. 

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:07pm
Patient Stories

Last winter, I had a sudden-onset headache. My primary care physician sent me to a specialist, who ordered multiple scans, and the next thing I knew, I was being told I had a meningioma, a benign brain tumor.  

We’re initiating a series of new cancer research clinical trials involving checkpoint inhibitors, chimeric antigen receptor t-cell (CAR T) therapies and novel therapeutic vaccines.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:41pm
Cancer Research & News

Read part I of our series about the new complex immunotherapy trials available here at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.