RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 4:25pm

If you are considering starting a clinical trial, either because your doctor recommended it or because you or an advocate found a trial that seems appropriate, I have this easy advice: “GO FOR IT!” What have you got to lose? Trials are safe, well researched and documented. You, as a patient, are monitored and cared for like you never thought possible. You have so much to gain!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:52pm

“Happy birthday to me.” KayEllen Gebhart says this in a flat voice, recalling her birthday in 2008 — the day she learned she had stage III ovarian cancer. The bad news came after a CT scan to find out what was causing the “tummy issues” her family doctor thought might be caused by her gallbladder.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:56pm

Cancer immunotherapy, the practice of utilizing one’s own immune system to battle cancer cells, is a revolutionary treatment method and researchers at Roswell Park are helping blaze a trail.

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:06pm

We all know good nutrition and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less intake of meat, especially red meat and processed meats, is associated with a lower risk of cancer and better overall health.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4:16pm

“Taste this; is it still good?” The question may come while you’re debating whether it’s safe to defrost meat on the counter, use one cutting board for everything, or eat hot dogs without reheating them. (Both the Agriculture Department and Food & Drug Administration warn that you should never taste food to find out whether it’s safe to eat.)

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:03pm

Danielle Twum is making it her mission to educate the public about the cutting-edge research taking place at Roswell Park, and how these breakthroughs change the way we treat cancer. The third-year pre-doctoral candidate, studying immunology in Dr. Scott Abrams’ lab, spearheaded her efforts last fall with a compelling presentation at TEDxBuffalo, an independent, local version of TED Talks.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:31am

A CT (computed tomography) scan, also referred to as a CAT (computed axial tomography) scan, is an x-ray technique used to create a cross-sectional image. CT scans are used to detect tumors and to continue tracking any changes in their growth.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:20pm

More than 10 years after the founding of what we now call Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the New York State Health Department noted with embarrassment that something was missing.

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 8:00am

Cancer treatment can affect appetite and digestion making it difficult to enjoy the foods you love. While you might not always feel like eating, it's important to do what you can to maintain your intake of calories, protein and fluids. Think of good nutrition as an essential part of your recovery and do what you can to make it a priority.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:52am

A genetic consultation is often recommended for people who are concerned about their risk for cancer due to a personal or family history of cancer.