Clinical trials are a key reason why childhood cancer treatments and survival rates have improved significantly in recent years. Today we cure more than 75 percent of children with cancer – a rate much higher than for adult cancers. However, to make major advances, we need patients to participate in these trials. While pediatric cancer clinical trials have a 60-70 percent participation rate compared with only 5-10 percent for adults with cancer, we strive to continue growing that number.
I'm proud to be a member of The Original Gentlemen, a car club based out of Niagara Falls, New York. For the past couple of years, we’ve been invited to Roswell Park for the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show and prostate cancer early detection event.
There are countless things to say about going through cancer treatment and testing, but in my experience, it’s the elements of survivorship that often go ignored or are put off to deal with at a later date.
Buffalo is the city of good neighbors. We’re always willing to lend a helping hand and do our part to make our communities better. At Roswell Park Cancer Institute, we take pride in our city and extend our care to the neighborhoods that surround our campus.
Ovarian cysts are very common in women with regular periods. In fact, most women won’t even be aware that they have a cyst unless there is a problem that causes the cyst to grow or if multiple cysts form. But do ovarian cysts increase cancer risk or cause infertility? Dr. Frederick explains.
Most stories about cancer don’t begin with the word “luck.” But mine does.
Cat is a graduate student, a dog owner, an academic fraternity member and much more. Nothing can slow her down – not even a cancer diagnosis.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone has a thyroid gland. Because there is no screening test for the disease, it's critical to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms so we can catch it early. Fortunately, thyroid cancers that are detected early are highly curable.
A voice-activated speaker is proving very popular among patients in a pilot program in Roswell Park's Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Center.