Press Releases

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s (RPCI’s) annual Tree of Hope lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the RPCI campus.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Western New Yorkers are being encouraged to give up tobacco and nonsmokers are asked to support their loved ones as they stop smoking for the 38th Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanks to a coordinated effort involving many partners, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has secured more than $6 million in additional funds toward construction of its Clinical Sciences Center (CSC), a 142,000-square-foot facility to be used for patient care, research and survivor support services. The funds will be distributed through the New Markets Tax Credit Program, established by Congress in 2000 to spur investments in low-income communities.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is proud to announce that several faculty members have collectively received more than $6.7 million in grant funding from federal agencies and other sources. These awards help fund important research that aims to develop new approaches to prevent and treat cancer and to improve our patients’ quality of life.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have joined forces to offer the QuitClub, a stop-smoking program, to all Wegmans employees and eligible spouses who want to quit smoking.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) new Provocative Questions research funding program has awarded a prestigious grant to a researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to investigate a promising but neglected or unexplored area of cancer research.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BUFFALO, NY — The most devastating feature of cancer is that it often spreads throughout the human body and forms secondary tumors also known as metastases.

Monday, October 28, 2013

BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) invites all those touched by lung cancer or wishing to learn more about this disease to attend the fifth annual Breath of Life Celebration on Saturday, Nov.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) announced today that the first patients have been dosed in a phase II investigator-sponsored study of etirinotecan pegol in patients with relapsed or refractory Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). The study is being conducted at Roswell Park under the direction of Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., Senior Vice President for Clinical Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine at RPCI.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BUFFALO, NY – In the wee hours of October 8 as most of Western New York slept, over 75 computer programmers, writers, and graphic designers from around the country were gathered around their laptops at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, creating a new website for

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

For the third consecutive year, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Buffalo Bills are hosting the Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis Outreach Clinic, a free prostate cancer education and early detection event, encouraging men to learn their own statistics such as their prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, family history or other factors that may raise their prostate cancer risk.

Monday, October 7, 2013

BUFFALO, NY — Survival rates remain poor for women diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer—and more than 75 percent of patients fall into that category, with the disease claiming 14,030 lives each year.