Listen to Roswellness Radio any time you want. The shows, originally broadcast on WBEN (930 AM/107.7 FM), feature interviews with Roswell Park clinicians and researchers about the latest in cancer research, treatment, prevention and survivorship issues. Listen to or download podcasts of archived shows.
Highlights from our live Breast Cancer Q&A, which aired on WBEN-AM/FM in October 2012. Four RPCI experts respond to listeners' questions about all aspects of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Participating were Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD, Director of the RPCI Mammography Center; Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, former RPCI Breast Center Medical Director and former RPCI Chief of Breast Surgery; James Marshall, PhD, Senior Vice President for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences; and Kilian Salerno, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in RPCI's Department of Radiation Medicine. (Part 2 of 2.)
Mary Reid, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of Collaborative Research, shares statistics to help dispel the myth that lung cancer is a man’s disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, killing more women each year than breast cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer combined. There are additional risk factors for lung cancer, but smoking remains the number one cause of lung cancer in women. The increase in lung cancer among women who have never smoked is now up to 20% and the causes for this increase remain unknown. Dr. Reid reminds women and men that if they don’t smoke, they shouldn’t start. For those who do smoke, there is benefit to quitting smoking at any time, even after a cancer has been detected.
March is celebrated as National Women’s History Month. This episode of Roswellness Radio highlights the contributions that generations of female researchers have made toward the effort to discover cancer cures and quality-of-life advancements. Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD, the Dr. William Huebsch Professor in Immunology, discusses the thrill of discovery, as four immunology pre-doctoral trainees in the Department of Immunology join her to share their motivations for embarking on careers in the field of science. The pre-doctoral trainees include: Adaobi Amobi; Wei Du, MD; Kathleen Kokolus; and Danielle Twum.
Find out more about Summer Research Programs at Roswell Park. Programs are available for high school and college students. Additional programs are available for health profession, medical and PA students, as well as those interested in infectious disease, microbiology, immunology and nursing.