Press Releases

Saturday, March 24, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New research from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that medical care providers are able to significantly reduce use of opioid painkillers through a two-step process: providing fewer opioids to patients upon their discharge following surgery, and supporting good communication between the clinical team and the patient.

Seven teams invited to speak at annual symposium dedicated to latest advances in cancer surgery
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
More than a dozen Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center clinicians and researchers have been invited to present new findings at the 71st annual Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), an international organization of surgeons dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer.
Novel EEG-based method can measure trust between surgical mentors and trainees
Monday, March 19, 2018
Trust can be measured using electroencephalography activity, according to a Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center research and surgical team led by Khurshid A. Guru, MD, Director of Robotic Surgery, Director of the Applied Technology Laboratory for Advanced Surgery (ATLAS) and Chair of the Department of Urology. Their method, which uses brain activity patterns to objectively assess the level of trust between mentor and trainee during robot-assisted surgery, was recently detailed in Scientific Reports.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Canisius College announced today that Patrick P. Lee has made personal gifts to each organization totaling $4 million. Two million dollars will establish an endowed chair to support Roswell Park’s Palliative and Supportive Care program and $2 million will create a scholarship fund at Canisius College. The gifts were made in memory of Lee’s late son, Patrick “Pat” Warn Lee.
Monday, March 12, 2018
The Howard & Bess Chapman Charitable Corporation has announced a half-million dollar gift to Oneida Healthcare (OHC) and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The gift will support a collaborative capital campaign aiming to bring comprehensive cancer care closer to home for residents of Oneida, N.Y., and the surrounding area.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been officially approved to administer an FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapy, Yescarta, to lymphoma patients. It’s manufactured by Kite, a Gilead Company.

Monday, March 5, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Testicular cancer is rare, affecting about 1 of every 250 males, but it is one of the most common malignancies among younger men aged 15 to 44 years.

Monday, March 5, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Research suggests that a plant-based diet rich in both proteins and antioxidants may help to prevent and fight cancer.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
A newly identified mutation, passed down through the X chromosome, is linked to earlier onset of ovarian cancer in women and prostate cancer in father and sons. Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, Kevin H. Eng, PhD, and colleagues at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, report these findings February 15th, 2018, in PLOS Genetics.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Two research teams led by Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS, Distinguished Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, have identified a direct association between physical inactivity and two different types of cancer: lung cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) — adding to a growing list of cancers linked to sedentary lifestyles.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) has named Alan Klitzke, MD, FACNM, as its 47th president.

Monday, January 29, 2018
The Ride For Roswell presented by West Herr Automotive Group has launched registration for its 2018 event, taking place on Saturday, June 23. Community members of all ages and cycling experience are invited to sign up to ride or volunteer at