RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 11:49am

One day Barb Murak stopped by the waiting room of the Urology Clinic at Roswell Park and noticed several guys flipping idly through Field & Stream magazine, heads down, as they waited for their appointments. She had an idea. A few days later, she returned with some cardboard fish shapes and fabrics in colorful patterns.

“What the heck are you doing?” one man asked.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 9:46am
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a rider who is new to the joys of the road, not only is it possible to complete the multi-day Empire State Ride next year, it is possible to have fun doing it! You’ll have to put some miles in your legs, and the training will require some long days in the saddle, but if you look at that week in August as an adventure and as the culmination of all your hard work, you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how manageable preparation is.
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 11:25am
In honor of Blood Donor Appreciation month, RPCI Cancer Talk is spotlighting a pair of Roswell Park’s most committed donors. Between them, Richard Casseri and Dan McCue have been donating platelets to RPCI patients for a combined 76 years.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 9:25am
In 2015, RPCI Cancer Talk introduced you to four remarkable women — Casey, Katie, Sharon and Mindi — whose stories of survival touched and inspired us.
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 3:21pm

A polyp is an abnormal growth on the inner surface of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:15am

If a loved one is dealing with a cancer diagnosis during the holiday season, reach out and suggest what you can do to help. It’s a common wish for the holidays to be as normal as possible and to celebrate like they always have, but limitations of energy and finances loom large.

It’s much easier for someone to accept your offer if you provide the idea—like shoveling walks, mailing cards and packages, and putting up their tree. Put on your elf hat and get to it, or try one of these:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:13am
A new type of clinical trial, referred to as a "basket trial," is changing the way new cancer treatments are studied.

Something very big is happening in the field of clinical trials (also called clinical research studies). It’s moving fast, and it will have far-reaching effects on the future of cancer research and treatment. It’s the launch of basket trials.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 2:31pm

I am 28 years old and I have a plastic surgeon, but it’s not the circumstance that one would want or hope for. After having a double mastectomy, my plastic surgeon and his medical team reconstructed a brand new chest for me. They were miracle workers who hepled rebuild my confidence. But before the final result, there were several other cosmetic changes that I had to endure. Physical changes are a very real aspect of cancer.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:50am
Grocery stores can be overwhelming, but healthy choices start when you choose what to put in your cart! These 5 nutrition label tips will help you efficiently determine which foods are better for you.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:11am
Seven-year-old Lucas Leitzan is hanging out in his Roswell Park hospital room with his parents, Melissa and Mark, when an unexpected visitor arrives.