Press Releases

Inactivity shown to increase kidney cancer risk by 77% and bladder cancer risk by 73%, independent of obesity
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A new study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute establishes a connection between a sedentary lifestyle and risk of developing kidney or bladder cancer. The findings extend a line of inquiry that has already revealed a connection between chronic inactivity and heightened risk for both ovarian and cervical cancer, and also highlight the possibility of reducing risk for some cancers by increasing physical activity.

Cancer center ranked among list of Best Midsize Employers based on independent online survey
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named to Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Best Employers. The Buffalo, N.Y., comprehensive cancer center was ranked 169th on the media organization’s list of 300 Best Midsize Employers across 25 industries.

“This recognition is special for us because our employees were among those who participated in the survey, and the feedback they shared reflects the working environment they experience every day,” says Roswell Park Cancer Institute President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD.

Presentations showcase improvements in clinical care and staff retention, use of nurses in community liaison roles
Monday, May 8, 2017

More than 10 nursing teams from Roswell Park Cancer Institute were invited to present their research at the 42nd Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) May 4–7, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.

Friday, May 5, 2017

In a new study, Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers have demonstrated that an approach shown to improve outcomes for patients receiving colorectal surgery is just as effective in patients requiring many other abdominal and pelvic operations.

Friday, April 28, 2017

A commitment to providing community-wide integrated cancer care to the region is the vision behind a new partnership among Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Catholic Health and Buffalo Medical Group. The partnership, named the Roswell Park Care Network, broke ground this morning, April 28, initiating construction of a 5,000-square-foot radiation oncology center located on Buffalo Medical Group’s Orchard Park campus at 3900 North Buffalo Road.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, has joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute as Vice Chair for Translational Research within the Department of Medicine and Director of Cancer Vaccine and Dendritic Cell Therapies within the Center for Immunotherapy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large study conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers and published online ahead of print in the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Philanthropist, fundraiser and civic leader Anne D. Gioia has been reappointed to a seventh term on the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Board of Directors. A former teacher who co-founded the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation after experiencing a devastating personal loss, she was reappointed to the board by state Sen. John J. Flanagan, New York State Senate Majority Leader, based on the recommendations of state Sens. Patrick Gallivan and Michael H. Ranzenhofer.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Buffalo Sabres are teaming up to offer FREE skin cancer screening examinations and education on Thursday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at KeyBank Center.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, may come with a plus side, at least for a subset of women with ovarian cancer.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cancer survivor and health professional Elyse NeMoyer has been reappointed to a second three-year term on the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Board of Directors.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Scientifically compelling breast cancer clinical-trial research is the focus of the 5th U.S.–Japan Clinical Trials in Oncology Workshop, to be led in part by Kazuaki Takabe, MD, Professor, Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology and Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.