RPCI Cancer Talk

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 8:00am

Chemobrain or chemo fog is well known by cancer patients, but for years researchers struggled to find evidence of its existence. Today, it is widely recognized as a legitimate, diagnosable condition.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:26pm

For most of us, filling out forms isn’t a favorite task and it becomes even less so when dealing with sensitive issues surrounding our life. Approximately 55 percent of American adults do not have a will, so clearly it’s not an activity people enjoy doing at the best of times.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:22am

A native of Italy, Sebastiano Battaglia, PhD, also lived and studied in the United Kingdom, Germany and Luxembourg. After obtaining a fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Battaglia intended for Buffalo to be yet another stop on his educational journey. Six years later, he is still here and is happy to call WNY home.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:42pm

People with Down syndrome have an increased risk of developing very specific types of childhood leukemia, but Eugene Yu, PhD, has an additional reason to focus on the genetic mysteries of Down syndrome.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:40pm

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning outdoor activities with friends and family. From the waterfront in downtown Buffalo to the wooded trails of Clarence, Western New York is home to many scenic gems.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:56pm

Everyone reacts differently to the news of a cancer diagnosis. For me, it was a shock to the system. Health and nutrition were always core principles in my life. Cancer was the last thing I expected.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:25pm

The Pan-American Exposition opened in Buffalo in May of 1901 amid high spirits and a festive atmosphere. But events took a dark turn four months later when an assassin shot the fair’s most famous visitor — President William McKinley. People have wondered ever since whether the outcome might have been different if Dr. Roswell Park, a renowned and highly skilled surgeon, had performed the emergency surgery on McKinley. Here’s why he didn’t.

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

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.