Press Releases

Drs. Shipra Gandhi and Pawel Kalinski will lead a Department of Defense-funded clinical trial assessing a three-pronged immunotherapy strategy for metastatic breast cancer.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is moving a new three-part strategy for treating advanced cancers forward with support from a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) grant to Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Translational Research and Rustum Family Professor for Molecular Therapeutics and Translational Research at the Buffalo, N.Y.-based cancer center. The four-year, $6.42 million Breakthrough Award through the DoD’s Breast Cancer Research Program will fund a clinical trial in patients with brain-metastatic breast cancer, to be led by Shipra Gandhi, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Roswell Park.
Roswell Park researchers present findings at ASTRO Annual Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
What if a drug that sits in nearly everyone’s medicine cabinet could help extend the lives of some cancer patients? In companion presentations at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, doctors from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center report new evidence that low-dose aspirin and other anti-inflammatories may improve survival in patients undergoing treatment for some head/neck and lung cancers.
Event at KeyBank Center will include talks from experts, opportunity to meet Sabres Alumni
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Buffalo Sabres are teaming up to offer free prostate cancer education and testing for eligible men. The One Team, One Goal: Together to Beat Cancer event on Tuesday, Sept. 17, is part of an ongoing initiative to reduce cancer’s impact among the team’s fans through prevention, education and early detection.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
A Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the spine has been recognized by one major professional society and appointed to a leadership position with another.
Friday, August 23, 2019
This summer, Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, is bringing My Special Aflac Ducks to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel, is a social robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement, and emotions to engage and help comfort kids during their cancer care. Today’s first-ever delivery to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center follows more than 18 months of child-centered research conducted with children, parents and medical providers at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
A scientist at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed the first dedicated tool for analyzing a DNA-mapping technology known as ATAC-seq, a technique that identifies the gene “switches” responsible for cancer development and progression. Developed in collaboration with the University at Buffalo, the innovative computational method, named HMMRATAC, could vastly improve current methods of cancer detection and treatment.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
At Sahlen Field, life is like a box of Mystery Balls – you never know what you’re going to get! The Buffalo Bisons are putting on their popular Mystery Ball Night on Tuesday, August 27 at Sahlen Field, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as a night of hope and support for patients, survivors and caregivers.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have received more than a dozen recent grant awards totaling more than $15.4 million. These competitive awards from both government agencies and private funders will fuel research to overcome obstacles in treating diseases like prostate, breast, colon and lung cancer, as well as less-common cancers like multiple myeloma and esophageal cancer. They include the first National Institutes of Health funding to study a new electronic tobacco device, plus new state funds from Empire State Development supporting Roswell Park’s role in the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot initiative.
Friday, August 9, 2019
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center immunology researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help explain why some patients respond better than others to a common chemotherapy treatment for liver cancer. They hope that their analysis of immune responses among patients receiving sorafenib can lead to more individualized treatment options and better overall outcomes for patients diagnosed with the disease.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
178 riders. 500+ miles across the Empire State. More than $1 million raised for cancer research. This afternoon, the participants of the 2019 Empire State Ride (ESR) crossed their finish line in Niagara Falls, USA, completing their seven-day cycling journey from New York City to one of the natural wonders of the world.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new bioinformatics-based approach for monitoring key changes in cancer cells. They describe their work to develop this data-driven method and how it can be used to enhance and personalize cancer treatment in a recent article in the journal Nature Communications.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
A group of retired firefighters dedicated to raising funds for cancer research recently visited Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to make a significant donation that will go toward brain cancer research.