Press Releases

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019. The Buffalo cancer center was ranked 67th among 500 employers and 8th among the 30 employers within the health care sector to be named to the list, which is based on employee surveys.
Registration now open for June 22 event
Monday, January 14, 2019
The Ride For Roswell presented by the West Herr Automotive Group launched registration for its 24th annual event, taking place on Saturday, June 22.
Cancer center CEO is only Western New York figure on City & State ranking
Monday, January 14, 2019
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD, has been named to City & State’s inaugural Health Care Power 50 list. Dr. Johnson, who in 2015 became the first woman to lead the cancer center, is number 24. She is the only person from a Western New York institution to be included on the statewide list.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Five promising preliminary cancer research projects at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center received a total of $500,000 in grants made possible by donations from the community.
Friday, January 4, 2019
A rooftop terrace and garden at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has won two prestigious architectural awards. The MMMB Patient Terrace, a year-round outdoor space accessible from Roswell Park’s Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, received a regional Design Award from the Buffalo/WNY chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and also took home a Gold Award for best remodel/renovation in Healthcare Design Magazine’s national Healthcare Design awards.
Friday, January 4, 2019
Participants have been growing their beards since November and raised a collective $60,000 for Roswell Park.
Monday, December 31, 2018
As the year winds to a close, the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center medical team celebrates another honor with the publication of Buffalo Spree magazine’s Top Doctors list for 2019. Eighty different Roswell Park physicians across 30 different specialties were elected to this list, which is compiled through a peer survey of Western New York physicians.
Friday, December 14, 2018
The largest study to date to compare exposure to toxicants among users of electronic cigarettes, smokers and nonsmokers has been completed, suggesting possible benefits for smokers who switch completely to electronic cigarettes. The research team, led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, and Andrew Hyland, PhD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in collaboration with scientists from Westat, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other academic centers, saw clear evidence that e-cigarette users, while exposed to more toxicants than people who do not use any form of tobacco, evidence significantly lower levels of toxicants than those who smoke cigarettes.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
New research out of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that cancer patients who exercise regularly both before and after their diagnosis are significantly more likely to survive than those who are sedentary, adding to the growing body of evidence that physical activity is an important part of a cancer prevention and treatment strategy. The results were published in a recent issue of the journal Cancer Causes & Control.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center today marked the completion of its inaugural Herd of Hope campaign with the announcement of the winner of a $500,000 research grant.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Pain after surgery can be effectively managed with minimal or no opioids, according to research conducted at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and published today in JAMA Network Open. A two-year study by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and other cancer specialists shows that the amount of opioid medications prescribed after surgery can be drastically reduced without negatively affecting pain scores, postoperative complications or patient requests for additional opioids, demonstrating that alternative approaches to pain management can be both safe and highly effective.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 24th annual Tree of Hope lighting ceremony will draw cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones together for a holiday celebration Friday, Dec. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the Roswell Park campus. This free, family-friendly holiday celebration will be held in honor of all who are touched by cancer. It will include live music, carriage rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting and a gingerbread house raffle.