Cancer Talk

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:56pm

He won’t admit it, but Philip McCarthy, MD, is in the business of saving lives. He gives his patients hope; he gives families hope. He’s a world-renowned physician who has dedicated his career, his passion and his life to providing advanced stem cell transplants to hematological cancer patients. He’s well respected by his peers, well loved by his patients, and one of the most caring (and funny) individuals you will ever meet.

But a couple of years ago, the roles were flipped. Dr. McCarthy became the cancer patient.

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:34pm

Are you someone who relies on caffeine in the morning to start your day, or to power through the afternoon slump? If so, you aren’t alone.

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:46am
If you think chewing tobacco is a healthier alternative to smoking, think again. Unfortunately, that theory is misguided. While it's not linked to lung cancer like smoking, chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products put users at an increased risk for several head, neck and mouth cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:49am
Dr. Wang and her Roswell Park colleagues travel the world to identify new clinical trials for leukemia for our patients at Roswell Park. "Our patients should have access to the same trials as patients in Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco."
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:30am
The mission of cancer research – to find better and more effective ways to treat or prevent cancer – begins with a better understanding of the disease. Knowing how a cancer begins and how it grows is an important first step toward fighting it and has led to remarkable advances in oncology.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

Throughout our lives, most of us will undergo a variety of medical tests to help identify and treat various ailments and diseases. These exams will probably include a pathology test, which is used to study the cause and progression of a disease.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:41am

Life-saving cancer treatments can sometimes be accompanied by unavoidable, life-altering side effects. This is especially true for young adult patients, who may survive cancer only to find that the treatment has caused them to b

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 8:00am
"There's a lot of evidence that for someone who's overweight, losing even a small amount — five pounds, 10 pounds — can reduce the chances that they'll be diagnosed with cancer."
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:00am
The cause of testicular cancer is unknown. Learn the risk factors that increase the chance of developing this disease.