RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:45pm
Buffalo native, Roy Vongtama, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist, a working actor, and an executive producer. His impressive yet unconventional career is the result of an unwillingness to settle. “I refused to believe I could only be one thing,” he said.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 2:04pm
Nicole Gerber, aka "Monty's Mom," with her family at the statue's unveiling in July 2012.
For nearly four years, a statue bearing the likeness of a beloved Roswell Park volunteer has welcomed visitors to our Kaminski Park and Gardens, located outside the main hospital. Monty, Roswell Park’s first-ever therapy dog, serves as a reminder of the compassionate power of animals, now memorialized in the form of a custom statue.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 1:15pm
For some people of East Asian descent, drinking an alcoholic beverage can trigger a red face, often called “Asian Flush,” “Asian Red,” or “Asian Glow.” But the facial flushing, which can extend to the arms and chest, isn’t just embarrassing—it’s also a sign of a genetic trait that can put heavy drinkers at increased risk of alcohol-related health problems, including esophageal cancer.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:59pm

You’re getting ready for treatment and you’re trying to do everything you can to make sure your experience is positive, productive and proactive. But let’s face it, healing journeys are always easier when we look and feel better.

Which is why this is a good time to take a look at what you are putting on your skin, both face and body.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:14pm
With Young Adult Cancer Awareness week upon us, we wanted to highlight some of our young adult survivors and their inspirational stories. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy, nor are the challenges you may face during and after your treatment. We encourage you to read the advice of these young patients and share your own story of hope.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:34pm

Most cancer survivors will tell you they have two extremely vivid memories: the moment they received their diagnosis and the moment they finally finished treatment. We can’t think of anything more worthy of a celebration than the latter, so we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share their stories of parties, trips, ringing the Victory Bell and more!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:07pm
To kick off National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (NYACAW) I’m headed to Roswell Park’s Annual Young Adult Wellness Retreat this Saturday to speak with patients and survivors about important topics that impact their lives.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 4:24pm
After a kidney cancer diagnosis, one of the first questions your physician will seek to answer in developing your treatment plan will be whether your cancer can be treated with surgery — the standard, primary treatment for many patients. And if so, can you still keep your kidney?
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:11pm
When cancer patients finish treatment, they enter a new phase: learning how to live after cancer. When you ring that Victory Bell, life does not necessarily return to normal. You must adjust to managing the long-term effects of treatment to ensure a healthy, happy and active life.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:42pm
Dr. Kelvin Lee provides an update on our agreement to bring CimaVax, Cuba's lung cancer vaccine, to the United States for clinical testing.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute made national headlines last April in securing an agreement to bring Cuba’s encouraging lung cancer vaccine, CIMAvax, to the United States for clinical testing. Nearly one year later, Cuba is back in the news and CIMAvax is receiving renewed attention. One of the most frequently asked questions about this vaccine is, “When will it be available for lung cancer patients in the U.S.?”