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The Governor’s Cancer Research Initiative is out with its findings on why residents along the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border have a higher incidence of six cancers, compared to the rest of New York State. Its recommendations, however, are generic for cancer prevention overall.

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U.S News & World Report has released its 2019 list of the nation's best cancer hospitals and Buffalo's Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ranks #14 on the list.

Caris Life Sciences

Traditionally, cancer was looked upon as a death sentence. Over the decades, however, medicine has slowly turned that around, as cures evolved and patients could often beat the disease. Now, medicine is pushing back much harder through what's called "precision medicine."

North Park Theatre

Movies about hope have been around since the image started moving on a screen. Now there is a new local film about hope and children undergoing major medical treatment.

11 Day Power Play

A non-stop, around-the-clock hockey game that began Friday continues Monday morning at HarborCenter. WBFO's Michael Mroziak has covered the 11 Day Power Play its first two years, beginning in 2017. This year, to cover the third-annual cancer-fundraising event from a different angle, Michael has been quietly preparing and will play in one of the shifts. Here is his story on getting ready for the event.

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It's not clear when Albany will finally finish its study on the high rate of certain cancers on Buffalo's East Side and into Cheektowaga. However, Erie County is ready to award a contract for educating residents about what to do.

A woman in California who says Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to develop mesothelioma was awarded $29 million by a jury Wednesday. J&J says it will appeal the judgment.

Owlstone Medical

Many forms of cancer are caught only in their late stages, often leaving a doctor to tell that patient there probably is little hope. They remain hidden deep within the body.

That is what happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her lung cancer was found when she was x-rayed for broken ribs.

British researchers are now testing use of a breathing mask that can potentially show cancer earlier.

Nature Communications

Cancer research scientists around the world are looking at what might be a revolutionary test for the diseases of cancer. The test is quick, potentially cheap and based on a simple blood test, not some elaborate technical equipment.

New York State Department of Health

New York State now prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Thursday following passage by the Legislature earlier this year.

U.S. News & World Report

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has moved up three spots to number 30 on the latest U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of best cancer hospitals nationwide.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

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.

Erin Kelly

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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