NOW U KNOW - Our Stories

Lung cancer survivor, Thomasina, has a message for patients: "Don't give up." Watch her story of courage and learn why she believes her diagnosis made her a better person.

The mission of the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research is to reduce, eliminate and prevent cancer disparities in vulnerable populations through trans-disciplinary research and programs.

Esperanza y Vida is a program that aims to increase breast and cervical cancer screening in Latinas living in rural and urban areas. Meet Project Coordinator, Jomary Colon, and cancer survivor Maria Torres.

African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group. Jewels in Our Genes aims to answer why the disease is more prevalent in some families rather than others.

Mack Luchey was the owner of Western New York's oldest record store, a prostate cancer survivor and founding member of Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MAN UP). 

Unfortunately Mr. Luchey passed away in early 2018, but his legacy as a passionate advocate for prostate cancer awareness lives on.