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New Immunotherapy Approach Found in “Superagonist” Interleukin-15 Complex

A team led by Marc Ernstoff, MD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a drug complex containing IL-15 is both safe and well tolerated in patients with advanced solid tumors.
12-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Adolescent Users of Juul, Other E-Cigarette Pods Exposed to Nearly As Much Nicotine as Smokers, Study Shows

A new Roswell Park/Stony Brook Children's Hospital study reports striking findings: that young users of newer “pod” e-cigarette devices are absorbing nicotine at levels approaching nicotine exposure from traditional combustible cigarettes.
7-Sep-2018 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Roswell Park Team Identifies Possible Cause of Resistance to Prostate Cancer Treatment

A Roswell Park-led research team has linked the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer and resistance to treatment to a lack of androgen receptor expression in prostate cancer cells, identifying a new therapeutic target. Their findings...
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Roswell Park Approach to Assessing Kidney Tumors May Spare Some Patients Surgery

A research team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has discovered a way to use computed tomography (CT) imaging to assess kidney tumors that test positive for the biomarker CD117 and accurately determine — before surgery — whether the...
28-Aug-2018 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Local High School Students Explore Diverse Healthcare Field at Roswell Park

y-two local high school students participated in a unique career development program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center this summer. The Buffalo Healthcare Exploration (BHE) program
14-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Treatment Combination Improves Outcomes for Some Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Research to be presented at the ASCO 2018 Annual Meeting suggests that a new treatment combination can extend survival for many patients with advanced colorectal cancer and that its efficacy compares favorably to single-agent approaches.
2-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Differences in Immune Cell Environment Help Explain Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified significant differences in the immune microenvironment of breast cancer tumors between African-American and white women, shedding light on the ways in which race can influence...
1-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Interim Results from Clinical Trial of Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Show Significant Clinical Benefit

Presenting new data at ASCO 2018, collaborators from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Cleveland Clinic and MimiVax LLC report that the combination of SurVaxM plus standard therapy for patients with glioblastoma appears to be safe,...
1-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Roswell Park: Racial Disparities From Cervical Cancer Are a Wake-Up Call

25-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

Dr. Igor Puzanov of @RoswellPark Cancer Institute Avail. To Comment on Chan/Zuckerberg $30b Pledge for #Medicalresearch

22-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Roswell Park's Dr. James Marshall Available to Interpret, Comment on Who Statement on Processed Meats and Cancer Risk

27-Oct-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Cancer-Specific Clinical Research Center: New Frontiers in Research at Roswell Park

Clinical trials are the frontier for targeted cancer drugs. Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently opened one of only a few clinical research centers in the U.S. focused exclusively on cancer. The Clinical Research Center, under the direction of...
4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or


  • Christine Ambrosone

    Senior Vice President

    Cancer, Epidemology, Cancer Prevention, Breast Cancer, Health Disparities
  • Ermelinda Bonaccio

    Clinical Chief

    Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening, Radiology, Mammography, breast cancer early detection, Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging, breast biopsy
  • Stephen Edge

    Vice President for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy

    Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Surgery, cancer incidence, Health Care Delivery, Health Care Outcomes
  • Robert Fenstermaker

    Chair of Neurosurgery

    Neurosurgery, Glioblastoma, Brain Cancer, immunotheraphy, Cancer Vaccines
  • Andrei Gudkov

    Senior Vice President of Basic Science and the Gar

    Cancer Genetics, Cancer Therapies, Drug Discovery, Radiation effects
  • Khurshid Guru

    Chair, Department of Urology and Director of Robot

    Robotic Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer
  • Andrew Hyland

    Chair of Health Behavior

    Tobacco, Tobacco Control, tobacco policy, Epidemiologic, Public Health, e-cigarretes, vaping
  • Candace S. Johnson

    President & CEO

    Cancer, Cancer Research, Vitamin D, immunotheraphy, Cancer Vaccines, Genomics, Personalized Medicine, Cancer Therapies, Medical Research
  • Kara Kelly

    Waldemar J. Kaminski Endowed Chair of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Cancer, Hodgkin Lymphoma, pediatric leukemia, Cancer Therapies
  • Boris Kuvshinoff II

    Chief Medical Officer

    Liver Cancer, Pancreatic, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, abdominal cancer , Gastrointestinal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer
  • Kelvin Lee

    Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology

    Cancer, Cancer Immunology, immunotheraphy, Cancer Vaccines, Biotech, mutiple myeloma, Medical Oncology, Medical Research
  • Martin Mahoney

    Chair of the Department of Clinical Prevention

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, Health Behavior, Lung Cancer, Smoking Cessation, HPV, Vaccination
  • Philip McCarthy

    Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Center

    Bone Marrow, Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Cancer, Blood Cancer, hematologic oncology
  • Carl Morrison

    Executive Director of the Center for Personalized

    Genomics, Personalized Medicine, molecular pathology, Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Diagnostics
  • Kunle Odunsi

    Deputy Director, Chair of Gynecologic Oncology

    Cancer, Cancer Therapy, Immunotherapy, Cancer Vaccines, Vaginal Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer
  • Igor Puzanov

    Director of Early Phase Clinical Trials Program an

    Novel Therapies, Melanoma, immunotheraphy, Cancer Vaccines, Personalized Medicine, Cancer
  • Mary Reid

    Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship

    Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer Screening, Cancer Detection, Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology


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