RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:30am
Prevention & Screening
Before you raise your glass, find out about the link between drinking alcohol and the risk of getting cancer.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:44am
Life & Wellness
Mohs surgery is the gold standard for removing the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Bax explains the benefits of Mohs surgery, and what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:48pm
Cancer Research & News
Clinical trials are a key reason why childhood cancer treatments and survival rates have improved significantly in recent years.
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:59pm
Cancer Research & News
Dr. Gurkamal Chatta and his colleagues are conducting a phase I clinical trial of an immunotherapy for men with metastatic prostate cancer that has progressed in spite of standard treatment. “We are targeting an area of need where there are really no other effective therapies.”
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:54pm
Cancer Research & News
In Western New York and across the country, the Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing population groups. Puerto Ricans are the second largest Hispanic subgroup in the U.S., residing predominantly in the Northeast and along the east coast. In WNY, two-thirds (66.5 percent) of the Latino population is of Puerto Rican heritage. At Roswell Park Cancer Institute, researchers are interested in knowing the cancer needs of local Hispanics and are conducting research to figure this out.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:10pm
Cancer Research & News
Cancer Support

Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer, known as stage IV breast cancer. It occurs when the cancer develops the ability to spread to other organs in the body – most commonly the liver, lung, bone, soft tissues or brain. Even though the cancer involves other organs, it’s still treated as breast cancer.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
Cancer Support

I grew up thinking I wanted to be a reconstructive plastic surgeon, because I wanted to change lives. I felt it was my calling to make life better for those who struggled, but the amount of school was rather daunting, so I chose a different route in computer science.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 2:50pm
Cancer Research & News

Because of AML’s aggressive nature, it traditionally requires aggressive—and immediate—treatment that involves intensive, high-dose chemotherapy and many weeks in the hospital. For older patients, however, such grueling treatment isn’t always promising, and many are mistakenly advised that their time and options are limited.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:34pm
Patient Stories

Four weeks after her 33rd birthday, Crystal found a lump in her breast. When she told a good friend and co-worker — whose mother happened to be in treatment for metastatic breast cancer — the friend told her, “Don’t mess around.”