Eric Hansen, MD

Palliative Care

Our specialty-trained Palliative Care Interdisciplinary team includes physicians, APPs, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, working closely with legacy project specialists, child life specialists to help relieve complex suffering and improve quality of life for patients with advancing cancer and their families. 

  • Joint Commission Accredited Palliative Care Program
  • Whole person and family approach to improve quality of life, for all stages of disease
  • End of life care
  • Physical, emotional, and spiritual support
  • Both pain and non-pain symptom management
  • Values-based goals of care discussions
  • Advance care planning
  • Child life specialists 
  • Medical cannabis
  • Vital Talk communication skills training for all clinicians at Roswell Park


Eric Hansen, MD
Chief, Division of Palliative Care

Meet the team

Center for Translational Research on Cannabis and Cancer

Learn from our "Cannabis and Cancer for Providers" video

The Center for Translational Research on Cannabis and Cancer (CTRCC) at Roswell Park launched in 2021, with the goal to understand if, to what extent, and how cannabis and cannabinoid use impacts the health and well-being of individuals and the community they live in.

“We work to provide our community with scientific evidence and evidence-based practiced that optimize the therapeutic applications and minimize health risks of cannabis use as it related to cancer prevention, care and public health.”

Learn more Meet the research team 

Cannabis Chats Series