Cancer Research

3:16 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Medical community lauds Wilson's philanthropic legacy

Credit Buffalo Bills

Along with founding and owning the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson Jr. was also a philanthropist whose contributions often came without fanfare.

Read more
5:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

New research expected to help understand human diseases

Fruit flies under the microscope
Scott Ferguson SUNY Fredonia

Researchers in Western New York are working on a project that could assess how humans develop disease. A major grant was recently awarded by the National Science Foundation to assistant professor of Biology at SUNY Fredonia, Scott Ferguson.

Read more
5:31 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Congressman Higgins urges cancer research funding

Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is urging Congress to make a sustained long-term investment in cancer and biomedical research.  

Higgins testified before the House of Representatives Budget Committee hearing.   Higgins noted that in his district, he represents the first comprehensive cancer center in the nation –Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Read more
4:55 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Optimism at Roswell Park over new clinical trial

A phase-one study is getting underway at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute that utilizes a vaccine that helps train a patient's own cells to become cancer-fighting agents.   The vaccine to be used will be produced on site, and only at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

"This is great progress.  This is remarkable progress that we have made," said Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Dr. Kunle Odunsi.  "I don't think we'll make a claim that this is a cure for cancer, but this is a step in the right direction towards that goal."

Read more