RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:00pm

During my cancer journey, I relied heavily on peer support. I needed to vent my feelings to someone who knew exactly what I was going through. I needed advice from young patients who walked this path before and understood the obstacles and emotional strain I dealt with on a daily basis.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 3:38pm

When patients and caregivers learn what the OCN credential means, I hope that it gives them added confidence that their nursing staff is very knowledgeable in their care.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

We asked, you answered! While most people mean well and have great intentions, finding the right words to say to a cancer patient can be challenging.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:59pm

After spending nearly two decades as a pediatric oncologist and clinical investigator at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Kara Kelly, MD, once again calls Western New York home. An alumnus of the University at Buffalo, Dr. Kelly returned to the area in February to lead Roswell Park’s Department of Pediatric Oncology.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:30am

I am a voice for patients who are burdened by hospital bills, underinsured or struggling with complex medical decisions. I act as an advocate to help them get the medication, treatment and coverage they need. I fight through insurance and legislative red tape to break down financial barriers. I spend days, months and sometimes years working with a patient until all of their medical needs are met.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 2:02pm

Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States when it was selected as the site of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. The “World’s Fair” was organized to promote commerce and showcase the cultures and achievements of countries in the Western Hemisphere.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:07am

Energy fuels the body's internal functions to help us perform at optimal levels. When energy is low, everything takes longer to accomplish and seems more difficult.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:19am

We’ve all heard the expression “smiling is contagious”, and it’s true! But while we usually want to avoid contagious things, this is one case where we encourage you to share, spread and pass along your infectious smile.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:53pm

One day in 1955, Dr. James Grace’s two-year-old son, Jimmy, spiked a fever of 105°. It was the first sign that the little boy had acute leukemia — a fast-moving disease that in those days had no hope of a cure. When his son died only a few months later, Dr. Grace converted his pain to passion.

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:02pm

Late last year, Roswell Park and the Western New York nursing community lost a true pioneer. Eva Noles, the first African American woman to train and graduate as a registered nurse in Buffalo, died on December 2, 2015 at the age of 96.