Lung Cancer Patients, Their Families Invited to 4th Annual ‘Breath of Life’ Celebration

Morning of camaraderie and support planned for Saturday, November 3
Monday, October 22, 2012

BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) invites lung cancer patients, their family members and their caregivers to attend the fourth annual Breath of Life Celebration Saturday, November 3 from 9 am to noon in RPCI’s Research Studies Center, located on Carlton Street at Elm Street across from the main hospital.

Hosted by the Roswell Park Thoracic Cancer Team, this event offers lung cancer patients from across the region an opportunity to gather information about new approaches to lung cancer surveillance, treatment, research and survivorship. All those whose lives have been affected by a lung cancer diagnosis are encouraged to attend to kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

The program 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, as well as informational tables where attendees can learn more about available resources. Refreshments will be served. 

It is estimated that 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States and that 160,340 Americans will die from the disease in 2012. 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 by Monday, October 29, 2012. 

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