breast cancer

New York State Department of Health

A new State Health Department study is looking to determine why Western New York is one of the worst regions in New York for cancer and what can be done about it.

Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo

A Buffalo-based startup is showing strong progress in developing a new and effective cancer treatment. Now it’s time for them to take the leap into human testing.

Cuomo launches breast cancer motorcycle ride

Jun 26, 2016
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Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to push his Get Screened, No Excuses Campaign.

New legislation supports breast cancer screenings

Jun 12, 2016

New York State has taken measures to help women  overcome hurdles that prevent them from getting breast cancer screenings.

Komen Race for the Cure moving to RiverWorks

Jan 15, 2016
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For years, thousands of participants have run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure from Delaware Park through Elmwood Avenue and into downtown. Now, after 15 years, the race that promotes breast cancer awareness has announced it will move to Buffalo RiverWorks on the city's waterfront.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is coping with the breast cancer diagnosis and impending double mastectomy surgery of his longtime partner and cooking show celebrity Sandra Lee.

Even if a woman doesn't have any kind of health insurance, Erie County will help pay for mammography screening for breast cancer and treatment.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A mobile mammography unit has arrived in Buffalo to offer breast screening to underserved and undertested women.

Erie County Medical Center Lifeline Foundation, First Niagara Financial Group and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni collaborated to purchase the 45-foot, pink bus. It was unveiled Wednesday morning inside First Niagara Center.

The bus includes two digital mammography machines and dressing rooms.   It will be operated by Western New York Breast Health, directed by Dr.  Vivian Lindfield.