RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 1:55pm

It’s more common to have blood taken from a vein than to have medications infused into one. So why doesn’t the nurse who gives you chemotherapy use the same vein as the phlebotomist who draws your blood?

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:16pm

Research shows that cancer survivors who continue to work are as productive on the job as other workers, and most who are physically able to work do go back to their jobs. But whether they’re returning to an existing job or starting a new one, some are treated unfairly in the workplace. What are your rights as an employee?

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 5:29pm

What is a momcologist? It’s every mother’s worst nightmare come to life.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:25pm

Danielle and Amy were meant to cross paths. Their lives were linked in more ways than one. But they didn’t truly connect until last May, when their mutual friend, Craig, initiated an introduction.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 8:00am

Chemobrain or chemo fog is well known by cancer patients, but for years researchers struggled to find evidence of its existence. Today, it is widely recognized as a legitimate, diagnosable condition.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:26pm

For most of us, filling out forms isn’t a favorite task and it becomes even less so when dealing with sensitive issues surrounding our life. Approximately 55 percent of American adults do not have a will, so clearly it’s not an activity people enjoy doing at the best of times.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:22am

A native of Italy, Sebastiano Battaglia, PhD, also lived and studied in the United Kingdom, Germany and Luxembourg. After obtaining a fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Battaglia intended for Buffalo to be yet another stop on his educational journey. Six years later, he is still here and is happy to call WNY home.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:42pm

People with Down syndrome have an increased risk of developing very specific types of childhood leukemia, but Eugene Yu, PhD, has an additional reason to focus on the genetic mysteries of Down syndrome.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:40pm

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning outdoor activities with friends and family. From the waterfront in downtown Buffalo to the wooded trails of Clarence, Western New York is home to many scenic gems.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:56pm

Everyone reacts differently to the news of a cancer diagnosis. For me, it was a shock to the system. Health and nutrition were always core principles in my life. Cancer was the last thing I expected.