RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:19pm
The report released yesterday by the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, a group convened by Vice President Biden last winter, highlighted some big ideas and high-impact opportunities in oncology.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:37am
When Dr. Donald Pinkel graduated from medical school at the University of Buffalo in 1951, the world was a pretty dark place for kids with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). They didn’t live long after diagnosis, and experts in the field of blood cancer were convinced the disease was incurable.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am

This week marks exactly one-year since I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer; and seven months since I had a clean post-chemo scan.

I am one of the lucky ones.

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:20pm
The old book doesn’t look like much. Its red fabric cover is faded. The edges of the pages have yellowed, and there are no photos or illustrations inside — just page after page of signatures. The first names were inscribed with fountain pens, but later entries in ballpoint or felt-tip reflect the evolution of writing instruments over the years.
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:03pm
In 2004, Roswell Park became the first facility in the Buffalo Niagara region to offer patients the option of robotic prostatectomy. Today Roswell Park offers robot-assisted surgery (RAS) for treatment of bladder, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, kidney, and thoracic cancers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 3:49pm
Dr. James Elam not only established Roswell Park's Anesthesiology Department, he helped introduce the concept of rescue breathing as standard rescue protocol.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:36pm
My early twenties were everything I imagined they would be. They were fun, filled with life and discovery, naive in the best of ways, connected by travels, and laced with endless dreams. This was until I hit a road block at age 25. Cancer stood in my tracks. What was I to do?
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
It’s been an exceptionally hot summer. So it helps to have an easy, go-to treat to stay cool. Watermelon never disappoints. But with a little imagination – and minimal effort – you can take your melon to the next level.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 8:00am
If you’re a woman under 40, you’re probably not thinking about menopause. But for young women who have had cancer, treatment-induced ovarian failure – often referred to as “chemopause” – is a very realistic concern.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:53pm
In 1951, Edwin A. Mirand, PhD, DSc became a permanent employee of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. What would have been impossible to know at the time was just how permanent a fixture he would truly become.