Roswell Park Team Discovers New Mechanism Driving Pancreatic Cancer

Length of some regions of messenger RNA plays key role in regulating gene expression, cancer growth Role revealed for little-known process known as alternative polyadenylation First large-scale single-cancer analysis of alternative polyadenylation events Changes to length of certain RNA segments can be key prognostic indicator  BUFFALO, N.Y.—

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Roswell Park Employees Show Support for Local Cancer Patients

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center employees and their family members will show their support for cancer patients by participating in the Goin’ Bald for Bucks program, which raises funds for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park. More than 30 Roswell Park employees have grown out

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How Stress Weakens Immunity Against Cancer

Roswell Park Team Helps Explain How Chronic Stress Weakens Immunity Against Cancer Researchers identify new mechanism associated with aggressive growth in cancer tumors Team found chronic stress can increase MSDC cells, leading to tumor growth One of the first studies to explain the impacts of stress on

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Roswell Park Deputy Director Elected to Lead AACR Immunology Working Group

Chosen for his passion and leadership in immunotherapy research, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Deputy Director Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, was elected as the Cancer Immunology Working Group (CIMM) Chairperson-Elect for 2020-2021. CIMM is a scientific working group within the American Association for Cancer Research

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How Baby Aspirin Helps in the Fight Against Cancer

What if a drug that sits in nearly everyone’s medicine cabinet could help extend the lives of some cancer patients? In companion presentations at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, doctors from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center report new evidence that

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Camp Blue Skies: Youth Grief Support

By Abigail Unger Hospice Buffalo’s (Hospice) mission is to provide optimal care, support, advocacy, and education to anyone impacted by serious illness and loss by providing a continuum of care that spans the course of disease progression through bereavement. A significant component of this care is guiding

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Roswell Park Researchers Identify Immune Biomarker of Response in Patients With Advanced Liver Cancer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center immunology researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help explain why some patients respond better than others to a common chemotherapy treatment for liver cancer. They hope that their analysis of immune responses among patients receiving sorafenib can lead to more individualized

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Growing List of Diseases Linked to Physical Activity

By Annette Pinder Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Beware, while evidence widely suggests that lack of exercise can cause a wide variety of diseases, lack of physical activity was never recognized as a risk factor for cancer — until now. According to Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS,

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American Cancer Society Study Links Radon Exposure to Cancer in Women

A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of residential radon exposure and hematologic cancer risk, leading the authors to caution that it requires

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