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Cancer Talk Live

With host Brittni Smallwood

Next Episode: Cancer in Your 20s and 30s on June 27

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Roswell Park’s experts, patients and guests will answer your questions about cancer-related topics on Facebook Live!

Register for upcoming topics below and stay tuned for more to be announced!

Cancer in Your 20s and 30s

Wednesday, June 27

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Which types of cancer commonly impact young adults? What are effective ways to cope with the disease? Our experts will be joined by a survivor to share their advice. Topics will range from managing fertility and relationship issues, to the benefits of integrative medicine and access to emotional support. Register to pre-submit any questions you would like covered.


Denise Rokitka
Denise Rokitka, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Oncology
Doug McDaniel
Doug McDaniel, DACM, L.Ac
Integrative Medicine Program Manager
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kara Kelly, MD
Kevin Hays
Young Adult Survivor
Founder of Blue Hope Hard Hat Initiative

Past Events

Advances in Pediatric Cancer

Wednesday, May 23

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tim Wendel’s new book, "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," discusses his brother’s journey in the 1960s with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and explores how research and innovations in this field have grown the survival rate from 10 percent to 90 percent. Kara Kelly, MD, Chair of Roswell Park’s Department of Pediatric Oncology, and Martin Brecher, MD, Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics, will join Tim to discuss the past, present and future of childhood cancer treatment.


Tim Wendel
Tim Wendel
Guest Host, Author
Martin Brecher, MD
Martin Brecher, MD
Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kara Kelly, MD
Kara Kelly, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatric Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Risk & Screening

Monday, April 16

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early detection of cancer saves lives. Use your lunch break to learn how you and your loved ones can detect warning signs of the disease, or conditions that could lead to cancer, long before symptoms appear.


Mary Reid
Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD
Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship
Tessa Faye Flores, MD
Tessa Faye Flores, MD
Medical Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship