Connections - January 2009

Thu, 01/01/2009

Healthfront

  • Details of doctor visit often forgottenDetails of Doctor Visits Often Forgotten
    Many newly diagnosed cancer patients have difficulty remembering all the information they get from their doctors. Learn more about the best way to retain and understand the advice you get from your physician.
  • Aspirin may affect PSA levels
    Researchers have found that men who take aspirin or certain other drugs have lower levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in their blood. Learn what this discovery means for your doctor's ability to detect prostate cancer.
  • C and E vitamin supplements won't prevent cancer
    If you take vitamin C and E supplements in an effort to ward off cancer, you're probably wasting your money, according to recent findings. What do these vitamins really mean for your health? Find out here.

Video Spotlight

  • Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Ovarian Cancer Patients
    Thanks to research progress made by your donations, some ovarian cancer patients at Roswell Park have been taking part in clinical trials of a new ovarian cancer vaccine. Watch the video to learn how this vaccine may improve the immune system's ability to fight off a recurrence of cancer.

Donor Impact

  • Opening New Windows Into the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer
    When people talk about estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) tumors, they're talking about ER alpha, which was discovered about 30 years ago. But its sister molecule, ER beta, may also have a role in cancer. Read how your gifts are helping scientists find clues to the gene's impact on the development of breast, lung and prostate cancer.

Roswell Roundup

  • Smokers Quitline Marks 1 Millionth Call
    The New York State Smokers Quitline at Roswell Park recently received its millionth call, pushing the state one step closer to achieving its goal of 1 million fewer smokers by 2010. Read more.
  • Landmark Advance Made Toward Improving Breast Cancer Therapy
    Find out how new research findings at Roswell Park and Hauptman-Woodward Institute could someday help scientists design safer, more effective cancer-fighting drugs.
  • Roswell Park Lauded for Clinical Research Standards
    Roswell Park has become one of only three other National Comprehensive Cancer Centers accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. Learn what sets Roswell Park apart!

Events & Giving Opportunities

  • Treat Your Sweetheart to Valentine's Day Gifts from The Paint Box Project!
    The Paint Box Project® has launched its first-ever Valentine's Day Chocolate & Gift Sale, featuring original artwork by Roswell Park's pediatric patient-artists. Read more and choose from a number of sweet gifts today--all benefiting cancer research!
  • Goin' Bald is Back!
    Now you can visually show your support for cancer patients you love while raising needed dollars for new research. Goin' Bald for Bucks kicks off on March 6, and we seek new companies, schools or just you and your friends to host Goin' Bald events!
  • Register Today for The Ride For Roswell 2009
    Registration is now open for The Ride For Roswell 2009, presented by Wegmans. This year's Ride will be held on June 27 and will feature eight memorable rides for the entire family. Save $5 by registering online! Register before January 31 to be entered to win a $250 gift certificate to Walden Galleria.
  • Take the 2009 Team Cure Challenge
    Registration is now underway for local and national Team Cure Challenge walks, runs, swims and cycling events also benefiting Roswell Park. Many distances are available--and no experience is needed. Just the willingness to help loved ones and friends in the cancer fight. Join Team Cure Challenge today or read about upcoming events like the Buffalo Shamrock Run, Buffalo Marathon and Lake Tahoe marathon.