Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Welcome to Roswell Park’s Partners in Practice, a resource for Buffalo-area physicians to catch up on the latest developments in practice management and cancer care. This month, we invite you to check out the newest articles on:

Got Questions about Meaningful Use?

An overview of the government's final proposed criteria for “meaningful use” of EHR systems to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement bonuses. Read More...

Automated Phone Trees

Like so many technologies in use today, automated telephone systems are a tug of war between saving money and increasing convenience for our patients. Read more...

Carcinoid tumors: Have you seen this zebra?

Robotic surgery training

Carcinoid tumors are one of cancer’s oddities. “They’re a real zebra, says Renuka Iyer, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (716-845-3099). “They grow slowly, but they do metastasize. Read more...

Dealing with the unknown: A faster track to diagnosis, treatment

A primary care physician suspects that a patient has cancer, an abnormality is seen in the lung on a CT scan — what is the best approach to diagnosis? She doesn’t want to lose time sending the patient to one specialist after another getting a diagnostic biopsy, as the care team seeks to nail down a diagnosis. Read more...

Shaking the family tree

A patient’s family cancer history can provide clues toward a higher-than-average cancer risk and help you determine whether a patient should have earlier, more frequent or additional cancer screenings. Read more...

Events for MDs

Seminars in Dermatology
September 10, 2010
Venue: Roswell Park Cancer Institute/Buffalo Niagara Marriott

11th Annual Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists & Dosimetrists
September 10 - 12, 2010
Venue: Niagara Falls, NY

2nd Niagara Lung Cancer Symposium
September 10 - 12, 2010
Venue: Queens Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

1st Western New York & Southern Ontario Kidney Cancer Symposium
October 8 - 9, 2010
Venue: Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, Lewiston, NY

We'd like to hear from you!

Let us know what areas you find challenging. With our partnership with Physicians Practice, a division of UBM Medica, we can connect you to other practices throughout the nation that have faced similar challenges and have found a solution. Contact Laurel DiBrog (716-845-8182 or Email) to learn more.


Volume 2 - Aug. 2010

Clinical Updates

To view all clinical trials at Roswell Park, go to Clinical Trials List

Direct Patient Referrals

Good relationships begin with communication, awareness and access. RPCI strives to remove all access barriers to the staff and services of RPCI and to enhance colleague-to-colleague communication. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve access or communication, please contact Judy Smith, MD, Medical Director, at 716-845-7724 or Kim Sweeney, Patient Access, at 716-845-8749.

New Faces at Roswell

Mark Burke, MD (Department of Head & Neck Surgery)

Peter Frederick, MD (Department of Gynecology)

Kamran Karatela, MD (Department of Medicine)

Faisal Khokhar, MD (Department of Pathology)

Jingxin Qiu, MD, PhD (Department of Pathology)

Faculty Update

Nikhil Khushalani, MD, has assumed the position of Chief of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma-Melanoma Section and Director of the IL-2 program, in the Department of Medicine (716-845-3099).