Roswell Park Canccer Institute

Chris Caya / WBFO News

A historic boost in cancer research funding is available across the country, thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act. Western New York’s household name in fighting the disease is ready to compete for new dollars.

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Electronic cigarettes may expose users to a potentially harmful chemical. A research team led by Dr. Maciej Goniewicz, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, found that benzaldehyde, a food flavoring, can irritate the respiratory tract.

More than 100 cities across the country have raised the legal purchasing age for tobacco to 21, and the entire state of Hawaii followed suit on New Year’s Day. Now, anti-smoking advocates in Western New York are hoping to see the same thing happen in the region’s Southern Tier. 


Roswell Park teams up with Nigerian cancer center

Jun 30, 2015
Dave DeLuca

About 102,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed annually in Nigeria. More than 70 percent die from the disease.

"Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies," a three-part, six-hour film, airs this week on PBS and premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV. For one local doctor, the film reflects the improved realities for those diagnosed with cancer.

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Using a C-T scan, researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute had a chance Wednesday to examine a mummy from the Buffalo Museum of Science.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A former Buffalo radio newsman is battling Leukemia. Ray Marks is preparing to undergo a stem cell transplant at the end of January. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the retired broadcaster and now adjunct professor wants to share his story in hopes of helping others.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded a major grant for Ovarian Cancer research. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says this is a a Specialized Program of Research in Excellence Grant is known as SPORE.