Community Connections Newsletter Archive


Community Connections December 2015
Happy Holidays from the Office of Cancer Health Disparities! Check out some of the successful events and important milestones from 2015. 

Community Connections November 2015
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women but is the leading cause of cancer death. Daisy Wilkins, a lung cancer survivor, shares some insight on her experience with this deadly disease. 

Community Connections October 2015
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Esperanza y Vida (Hope and Life) is working to spread programming and education for Latinas about breast and cervical cancers. Learn more about this program and read the story of survivor Maria Torres. Also, meet Roswell Park's new Patient Navigators.

Community Connections September 2015
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Richard Satterwhite, a prostate cancer survivor, advises men in the same situation to, "take control of your life, learn the facts, talk to your doctor, and don't give up." Also, get details on the 5th Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Car Show and Prostate Cancer Screening Event.

Community Connections August 2015
Thomasina Holmes is a lung cancer survivor with an important message to share. Check out Thomasina's advice and read about her new lease on life. 

Community Connections July 2015
Meet the OCHDR's summer research interns and read how Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MANUP) Buffalo is working to increase its awareness outreach to communities in need.

Community Connections June 2015
In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, we introduce you to the Roswell Park Minority Patient Action Team — a special group of survivors who assist in enhancing patient care at RPCI. Also, learn more about September's Cruisin' for a Cure Car Show, plus other upcoming community events.

Community Connections May 2015
Learn how to have fun in the sun safely during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Also in this issue, read a recap of the recent RPCI Native American Heritage Celebration, led by Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW.

Community Connections April 2015
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week is April 5–11, 2015. Read about Sammy Barnes — a multiple myeloma survivor and the creator of Multiple Myeloma Fighters.

Community Connections March 2015
Barbara Warren-Jones, a colorectal cancer survivor and member of RPCI's Minority Patient Action Team, shares her story.

Community Connections February 2015
Veronica Meadows-Ray, a Buffalo, NY resident and breast cancer survivor sparked a national study that investigates genetic mutations in African-American families.  

Community Connections January 2015
This month's issue shares the story of Narseary, a cervical cancer survivor and chair of First Ladies of Western New York.


Community Connections July/August 2013
Roswell Park honors local anti-smoking advocates as they celebrate 10 years of clean indoor air. Learn more about community programs that promote cancer awareness and prevention. 

Community Connections June 2013
Learn how Roswell Park works with the community to fight cancer and raise awareness for several causes that impact the lives of our patients. 

Community Connections May 2013
May is National Cancer Research Month, and RPCI is drawing special attention to our past successes and our current efforts to better understand, prevent and cure cancer.

Community Connections April 2013
The OCHDR is celebrating two significant events in April: National Health Disparities Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

Community Connections, March 2013
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Meet Betty Green, a colon cancer survivor who was treated at RPCI and credits routine screening with saving her life.