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.

Governor's office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has laid out a plan to solve a grim mystery in New York State. Cuomo says scientists and health researchers will spend the next year trying to find out why cancer rates are so much higher in some areas.

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.

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New York volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law.

National Public Radio

It is not unusual for a cancer patient to also have a heart problem, as many forms of chemotherapy can damage the heart. However, around the world, there has been a rapid increase in changes in the way a patient is treated when doctors find both problems.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Cancer in Native American communities is the focus of a four-day national conference in Niagara Falls.

National Public Radio

More and more oral cancers being treated by oncologists can be traced to a well-known and very common virus for which there is a vaccine for young people.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Three prominent names in Buffalo-area health care are uniting to construct a new radiation oncology center in the Southtowns.


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Canada recently took the long-awaited step of banning asbestos products. The ban will go into effect by 2018 and critics say it's long overdue.


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From now through New Year's Day, Women and Children's Hospital is asking for donations of new blankets and socks for their young patients.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Health experts view it as history-in-the-making. A new partnership between Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Indian Health Service is expected to improve health outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Hundreds of Western New Yorkers, active in the fight against cancer, joined in a national movement to find a cure for the disease. Doctors, researchers, government officials, cancer survivors and patients took part in the regional Cancer Moonshot Summit hosted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Wednesday morning.


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Toronto's most famous mayor has died.  Rob Ford passed away this/Tuesday morning after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer.  The former mayor made headlines around the world with his controversial admission of having used crack cocaine.


Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor whose drug-addled fall from grace made international news, has died.

Ford had been fighting cancer since 2014. In a statement, his family said he died earlier today at age 46.

"A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," the family said in a statement.

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Symbols of hope are an important part of the fight against cancer, and now one is part of the downtown Buffalo waterfront.

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Area residents who helped build the atomic weapons of the Cold War may now qualify for compensation. Rep. Brian Higgins says says workers at Hooker Chemical and other local factories were exposed to radiation without adequate monitoring or protection.

University at Buffalo

When the University at Buffalo became a clinical center that focused on examining and preventing major illnesses among women over 50 years of age back in the early 1990s, it was one of only 16 centers in the country.

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The widow of the late Buffalo Bills founder Ralph Wilson was at Roswell Park Cancer Institute Thursday morning, presenting a gift of $4.2 million to support the center's quality-of-life services.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

There’s a special room now open to cancer patients at the Erie County Medical Center. It offers hope and care to young adults dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis.


Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute has again been named one of the country's best cancer hospitals. A new ranking from U.S News and World Report ranks Roswell #43 in the nation, up from #50 last year.

Jim Kelly remains cancer-free

Jan 22, 2015
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The latest tests indicate former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly remains free of cancer.

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel for a young cancer patient from Western New York. Eleven-year-old Stella Usiak of North Tonawanda has won a national contest that will allow her to meet her idol, singer Taylor Swift.

A figure long familiar to sports fans across the country has passed away.

Biopsies show Jim Kelly is cancer-free

Sep 4, 2014
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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly received good news Thursday, learning that the biopsies taken last week in Manhattan showed no signs of his oral cancer.

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

Aug 20, 2014
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Initial exams at a New York City hospital show Jim Kelly to be cancer-free.

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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.

Kelly's cancer treatment delayed

Mar 31, 2014
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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.

Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, hospital says

Mar 14, 2014
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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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Advocates and opponents of legalizing medical marijuana turned out for a state Assembly hearing Thursday in Buffalo City Hall.

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

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