RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:49pm
Life & Wellness
Let Halloween be your excuse to embrace your beautiful bald head. Make the most of your situation with one of these fun and easy Halloween costumes.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:05am
Patient Stories
When Megan Johnson was 21 months old, a large tumor collapsed her lung and pushed her heart to the other side of her chest. It was a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), a rare and very aggressive type of cancer. Doctors advised her parents that her chances of survival were less than 10 percent.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:34am
Cancer Support
There are many advantages to seeking treatment for pancreatic cancer at a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, where doctors specialize and are experienced in treating the disease. Pancreatic cancer specialists often take a coordinated approach to treatment, providing a team of medical professionals to develop a personalized care plan for each patient.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:45pm
Cancer Research & News
Roswell Park is one of very few institutions in the United States equipped to offer clinical trials of a full range of immunotherapies. How do these treatments work, and what new immunotherapy clinical trials are underway or close to being launched?
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.