"It’s not just research for the sake of research. It’s the potential to provide simple and effective methods to protect against disease and cancer. That’s what has always been very important to me."

Yasmin Thanavala, PhD

Professor of Oncology
Department of Immunology

Dr. Yasmin Thanavala

125 years of groundbreaking discoveries – and hope.

In 1898, Dr. Roswell Park founded the first institution in the world to focus exclusively on cancer research.

Since then, we’ve been a model for cancer research centers around the world – and we’re continually expanding and transforming cancer science in ways our founder could only have imagined.

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Training programs

Continue your training alongside Roswell Park Faculty, who will mentor you as you study cancer science and publish important research.


Research at Roswell Park

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's revolutionary model of a “multidisciplinary approach” to cancer — with scientists and clinicians working in concert and in consult — has become the standard by which all modern-day comprehensive cancer centers are measured.

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Shared Resources

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center currently supports 17 scientific shared resources that provide our investigators with access to a broad range of sophisticated scientific instrumentation, cutting-edge technical and analytical applications, comprehensive sample biorepositories and more.

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Roswell Park’s long history of cancer research has yielded many new discoveries and breakthroughs that became important milestones in the fight against cancer. We must always look beyond our discoveries in the laboratory to develop how this may help fight cancer — and how soon. Our patients are waiting.

Our history of innovation

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Diversity, equity & inclusion

Roswell Park is proud of the broad spectrum of people, programs and processes that have enabled us to meet and exceed our goals. We aim higher, and continue to strive for a more diverse workforce, believing that our differences strengthen us and enable us to provide all our patients with the highest level of cancer care.

We are proud to be recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2022 and to be named to Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best Employers by State.

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Why choose Roswell Park?

We are a state-of-the-art cancer center with cutting edge technology at the forefront of cancer medicine. But at Roswell Park, our bottom line is about people. You’ll be heard, respected, valued and surrounded by a team focused on creating a better future for all. No matter the role, you will make a difference here. Click an icon to learn more.

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