RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 9:43am

A topic of much debate nationally for years has been the role of “active surveillance” or what used to be called “watchful waiting” for many men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 11:11am

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) were recently awarded an $11 million Ovarian Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 11:43am

Very soon, our local farmers’ markets will be switching out their seasonal offerings.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 7:33am

Following breast cancer removal by lumpectomy, whole breast irradiation is commonly required. We know that when breast cancer cells return after surgical removal, they often recur in the area where the tumor was removed.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 9:26am

The numbers don’t lie. Approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their life, and 1 in 36 will die as a result of the disease.

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 2:34pm

Women with a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer have an increased risk of developing these diseases. Sometimes this strong family history indicates a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, making the odds of developing these cancers even higher.

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:48pm

As an Associate Professor of Oncology in Roswell Park’s Department of Health Behavior, my work focuses on the interaction that smokers and other tobacco users have with the products they purchase.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 11:06am

At Roswell Park, my colleagues and I now perform over 90% of lung cancer surgeries with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 11:00am

I have worked as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Roswell Park for twenty years. I am also an active member of the Western New York Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 3:44pm

Cancer devastates lives, and that devastation isn’t limited to physical health. Many cancer patients find their disease has an impact on their finances, personal relationships and even careers.