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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has released its latest progress report on how states are doing when it comes to passing and implementing policies and legislation to prevent cancer. "How Do You Measure Up?" gave New York generally good grades.

A new mashup of 47 studies of diabetes and cancer covering more than 19 million patients finds a seriously higher risk of developing cancer among diabetics, especially type 2 diabetics. It also finds diabetic women are much more likely to develop cancer than diabetic men.

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The New York State Health Department took its cancer study into the field Tuesday night, to the Delavan-Grider Community Center - in the middle of Western New York's cancer hot zone.

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Why does part of the Buffalo area have high rates of cancer? That’s what state health officials are trying to figure out. WBFO’s Avery Schneider takes a closer look at how they’re handling the mystery of the cancer hotspot.


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The State Department of Health held a public meeting at the Buffalo Museum of Science Thursday night to discuss elevated rates of cancer along the Buffalo and Cheektowaga border. But many residents left the meeting with more questions than they came with.

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Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance Wednesdy night in Los Angeles. The award is presented to a "deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perserverance and determination."

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State health officials will visit Buffalo Thursday, seeking answers on what’s making a community in Western New York a cancer hotspot.

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For 75 years, the state's Cancer Registry has been collecting detailed information about cancer among New Yorkers. The data has identified fours areas of the state where there are significantly elevated levels of certain cancers. Among those areas is Buffalo's East Side and adjacent western Cheektowaga.

Puck drops at 8pm for 11-day hockey marathon

Jul 5, 2018
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The 11-Day Power Play Community Shift begins Thursday night at HarborCenter. It is the follow-up to last year's inaugural event, organized by Mike and Amy Lesakowski to raise money for cancer research by breaking the record for the world's longest hockey game.

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to be hospitalized for two weeks as he recovers from another cancer surgery.

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Both houses of the New York State Legislature have approved a proposal to make significant changes to New York's medical malpractice law, by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer.

Roswell Park gets 'facelift' for 120th anniversary

Jan 4, 2018
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has ushered in the new year with a new name, logo and mission statement. The CEO of what is now Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center says the rebranding focuses around the central principle and new tagline, "Unleashing the healing power of hope." This freshened-up identity also comes as the hospital prepares to celebrate its 120th anniversary with a series of activities throughout 2018. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked about the changes with Roswell Park CEO Candace Johnson.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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