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New Roswell Park Endoscopy Center is First of its Kind in Region

Cutting-edge technology, fellowship-trained specialists expand capabilities for advanced procedures BUFFALO, N.Y. — At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) unveiled a new Endoscopy Center, a multipurpose clinical space that brings together advanced endoscopy and interventional pulmonology services into one state-of-the-art facility. The new center, designed for opt... »

Some Electronic Cigarettes May Increase Health Risks

At highest voltage settings, levels of carcinogenic formaldehyde could exceed those in tobacco smoke BUFFALO, N.Y. — High-voltage electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may expose users to increased levels of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, according to research led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, a researcher in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Cancer In... »

Maintaining Vascular Health is Critical For Persons with Diabetes

Vascular and Endovascular Center of WNY Encourages Screening During American Diabetes Month During American Diabetes Month (November) and throughout the year, members of the Society of Vascular Surgery encourage people with diabetes or pre-diabetes symptoms to schedule a vascular screening. Diabetes, if not managed, can cause a number of complications and one of the most serious is the development... »

ECMC Works with Health Department on Ebola Designation

Regional hospital’s readiness and expertise reason for decision               BUFFALO, NY – Oct. 30, 2014 – Erie County Medical Center officials announced today that the hospital will partner with the New York State Department of Health to be  designated as an Ebola-care facility for adult patients in Western New York. Hospital ... »

Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy Boosts Success Rate for Smokers Looking to Quit

Collaborative study of uninsured smokers finds benefit from pairing nicotine patches with quitline support BUFFALO, N.Y. — Uninsured smokers who used nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches in combination with NRT lozenges nearly doubled their quit rates when using the support of a quitline, according to a study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Smoking Cessation. A team of scie... »

Cancer Answers: “Below the Belt” Gynecologic Cancers: What you need to know about your Gynecological Health

When: Tuesday September 2, 2014 from 6-8pm  Where: American Red Cross (Rear Building)  786 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209  Gynecologic Cancers: What you need to know about your Gynecologic Health. We all know about our breast health…but what about other female cancers? What’s healthy, what’s not? Your Pap smear only tests for cervical cancer, not uterine or ovaria... »

Overweight and Obese Preschoolers Lose More Weight and Keep it off When Parent is also Treated

Parental involvement is an important part of treating overweight and obese preschoolers, says Teresa Quattrin. Parent involvement in the primary care setting results in sustained weight loss for parent and child; parents had an average 14-pound loss By Ellen Goldbaum Release Date: July 24, 2014 Share This  Print “Our results show that the traditional approach to overweight prevention and... »

New Mouse Model May Open Autism Treatment Research Avenues

July 29, 2014  The hallmark of an excellent researcher is an open mind. That flexibility and openness is what led Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, to follow a hunch about a brain receptor – resulting in a new mouse model that may give researchers a new avenue for testing drugs for autism. Nature Publishing Groups’ Translation... »

Roswell Park-Led Team Identifies Mechanism of Chemotherapy Resistance in Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Specific cancer stem cells need to be treated in a different manner than the whole tumor, researchers conclude BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have identified a mechanism of breast cancer cells that leads to chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer. These preclinical findings, published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Oncology,... »

Lack of Insurance Coverage a Barrier to Lung Cancer Screening

Vast majority of current, former smokers willing to undergo spiral CT, Roswell Park/MUSC study finds BUFFALO, N.Y. — The majority of current and former smokers would welcome screenings for lung cancer if their insurance covered the spiral computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Medical University of South Carolina and published online... »

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