Press Releases

Friday, June 4, 2010

RPCI, Komen WNY Race for the Cure encourage donations to specimen databank.

BUFFALO, NY — In collaboration with the 2010 Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) will collect saliva specimens for its Data Bank and BioRepository (DBBR) at the June 12 race.

Friday, June 4, 2010

BUFFALO, NY — Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) are hoping to determine whether genetic profiling may effectively identify which breast cancer patients are most likely to respond to the drug trastuzumab. Preliminary research findings will be summarized by lead investigator Thaer Khoury, MD, FACP, in a presentation on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL.

Friday, June 4, 2010

BUFFALO, NY — Gene expression profiling, combined with a novel chemoradiation regimen, may predict pathologic complete response in patients with esophageal cancer, according to research conducted at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Nikhil Khushalani, MD, an Assistant Professor in RPCI’s Department of Medicine, will present the preliminary results of the study Sunday, June 6, 2010 as part of the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL.

Friday, June 4, 2010

BUFFALO, NY — Overweight or obese Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients who receive standard chemotherapy may experience poorer outcomes than those patients with body mass indices of less than 25, according to a retrospective analysis conducted by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). First author Ritesh Patil, MD, of RPCI’s Department of Medicine, will present the results of this analysis in a poster session, June 5, at the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, IL.

Friday, June 4, 2010

BUFFALO, NY — Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have found no significant connection between body mass index (BMI) and clinical outcome in adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Results of this study will be presented Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, IL.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Goal of drive is to secure 10,000 signed consent forms from hospital and health plan employees, Drive continues the momentum from recent $16.1 million Beacon Community Award from Obama Administration to HEALTHeLINK.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Representatives from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Marrano/Marc Equity joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony today as they launched the fundraising partnership, Raising the Roof for Groundbreaking Cancer Research. Two previous Raising the Roof partnerships generated $160,000 in each year to assist cancer research to save lives. This year's campaign aims to raise a similar amount from the sale of a new patio home in the Greythorne community in Willamsville.