Lung Cancer Patients, Families Invited to "Breath of Life" Celebration

Friday, October 29, 2010

Morning of camaraderie and support planned for November 6.

BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) invites lung cancer patients, their families and caregivers from across Western New York to attend the annual Breath of Life Celebration on Saturday, November 6 from 9 to 11 am in RPCI’s Research Studies Center. The Center is located across from the main hospital on Carlton Street in Buffalo.

The event will include opening remarks by Mary Reid, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology, and Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, the Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine, both of RPCI. The celebration also will include patients sharing their personal stories about dealing with lung cancer, and informational tables about resources available to families.

It is estimated that 222,520 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States and that 157,300 Americans will die from the disease in 2010. More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.

To attend, please call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email AskRPCI@roswellpark.org.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org