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Local
4:18 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Hospital says 'no evidence' of Jim Kelly's cancer

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Initial exams at a New York City hospital show Jim Kelly to be cancer-free.

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Local
11:30 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Camp Good Days seeking donations to offset costly flood damage

Storm flooding severely damaged Camp Good Days and Special Times.
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Camp Good Days and Special Times, a Finger Lakes camp that serves more than 1,500 children with cancer annually, is in the midst of cleanup and recovery after heavy flooding earlier this month damaged the facility.

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Local
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kelly's cancer treatment delayed

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's chemotherapy was scheduled to start at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City Monday to treat his recurring oral cancer.  But in an interview with Buffalo News sports reporter Tim Graham late Monday night, Kelly's brother Dan revealed the treatment was delayed because Jim was suffering from a fever.  He'll now undergo seven weeks of chemo and radiation starting next Monday.

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Local
8:42 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, hospital says

Jim Kelly has had a recurrence of cancer.
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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, according to a statement issued late Friday afternoon by ECMC.

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Local
3:38 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Medical marijuana hearing draws impassioned arguments

About 100 people turned out for an Assembly hearing on the use of medical marijuana in Council Chambers.
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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Advocates and opponents of legalizing medical marijuana turned out for a state Assembly hearing Thursday in Buffalo City Hall.

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Health
8:40 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Proposed legislation to make non-invasive cancer treatment more affordable

Oral chemotherapy pills.
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Lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide cancer patients more access to affordable treatments.

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Health
7:14 am
Fri November 22, 2013

State spending less on smoking cessation programs

Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an effort begun by anti-cancer groups nearly four decades ago to help people quit smoking. This year, the Cancer Society in New York is using the day to call attention to a decline in state spending on anti-smoking programs.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Tax credits move Roswell Park expansion forward

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A $6.3 million tax credit allocation will help advance construction of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Clinical Sciences Center.

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Local
12:58 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Jim Kelly declared cancer-free

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Jim Kelly says he is cancer-free and won't need radiation or chemotherapy following surgery to remove squamous cell carcinoma from his upper jaw earlier this month.

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Local
2:41 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Kelly undergoes successful surgery to remove cancer

Jim Kelly is resting comfortably at ECMC following surgery Friday morning.
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Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly underwent successful surgery Friday morning to remove cancer from his upper jaw bone.

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Health
9:45 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Head and neck cancers increasingly treatable, expert says

Dr. Wesley Hicks, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Head & Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Director of the Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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The kind of cancer former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was diagnosed with is not uncommon and is generally treatable, according to a prominent local physician.

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Local
3:00 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Bills great Jim Kelly diagnosed with jaw cancer

Jim Kelly spoke to reporters in Batavia Monday about his cancer diagnosis.
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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has confirmed that he has cancer.

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10:17 am
Sun June 2, 2013

Anti-cancer groups say candy-flavored tobacco targets kids

Anti cancer groups are seeking to ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored cigars in New York State that they say target children.

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Health
11:11 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Hundreds attend meeting on Tonawanda health issues

Concerned citizens discussed Tonawanda health issues Wednesday night.
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Several hundred people from the City and Town of Tonawanda turned out Wednesday night to discuss what are seen as the most severe health problems in their communities.

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Health
9:18 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Roswell opens satellite site for residents in Northern Erie and Niagara Counties

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Niagara
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Residents in Northern Erie and Niagara Counties will find it easier now to be cared for by Roswell Park. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, the cancer institute has opened a new satellite location in Wheatfield near the Niagara Falls International Airport. 

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Health
3:24 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Roswell Park to operate pediatric center at new Children's Hospital

Hospital leaders sign paperwork for the new pediatric care alliance
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Children with cancer will be able to get the care they need in one location under a new plan announced Thursday by Women and Children's Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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