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It's common in medical research to say a new drug is a big deal. But Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center doctors say a federal approval of a new drug for treatment of lymphoma is a very big deal.

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A former nurse at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been charged with stealing high-level pain medications for her own use and, in some cases, replacing the prescription drugs with tap water.

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are using robot smoking machines from back in the day for a new use.

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Erie County lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21.

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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.

Hospice gives 'Home for the Holidays' a whole new meaning

Dec 28, 2018
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They say the holiday season can be either the best time of the year or the worst, depending on where you are in your life. WBFO's Marian Hetherly has the story of one local attorney making the best of the worst.

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It’s not often you hear the opposing team’s quarterback get a standing ovation at New Era Field. Bills fans did just that for Andy Dalton during Sunday’s game. 


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Long-suffering Buffalo Bills fans displayed an outpouring of gratitude earlier this year for the man who helped the Bills end a 17-year playoff drought. Now, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife Jordan are giving back in the form of a donation to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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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.

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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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.

A young resident of Niagara County was diagnosed with leukemia in 1966 and eventually died of it. But leading edge medical research kept Eric Wendel alive and with his family for years, rather than the months anticipated when he was diagnosed.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were in Chicago this weekend, reporting on their new work treating a lethal and abrupt brain tumor. It is a new immunotherapy treatment that appears to keep patients alive much longer.

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They're often called the "orphan population" at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center -- adolescent and young adult cancer patients. They often don't take advantage of the support services the center provides pediatric and older adult patients.

PHOTOS: Roswell Park celebrates 120 years

Apr 25, 2018

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo celebrated its 120th anniversary Wednesday morning with a ceremony sealing mementos from the community into a time capsule buried on the facility's campus.   

At the event, Roswell Park IV, a descendent of the institute's founder, said his great-grandfather would be honored by the years that have been dedicated to fighting the disease. 

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Forty doctors at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have been honored in an annual directory that recognizes physicians chosen by their peers.


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Thursday night, the hockey puck will drop at HarborCenter as an ambitious attempt to set a new record gets underway. Two teams of volunteers will spend the next 11 days playing a continuous game of hockey. While participants in the 11 Day Power Play seek to become the longest-ever hockey game played, the larger goal is to raise one million dollars for cancer research.


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Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Clinical Sciences Center now has a formal name. When it opens later this month, the center will be named in honor of local business executive Scott Bieler.


Karen DeWitt

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to bring her campaign for president to Buffalo Friday. Despite Clinton's sizable lead in delegates, the stakes are high for her in New York.


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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.

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.

More local residents are kicking the habit. The latest New York State Health Department survey shows Buffalo-Niagara's smoking rate is down by one third compared to five years ago.

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The Erie County Legislature takes public comment Monday on a proposal to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, just as traditional cigarettes are banned. 


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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.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has expanded its capabilities for advanced procedures with its new Endoscopy Center, which opened Thursday

Roswell receives funding to increase HPV vaccinations

Oct 14, 2014
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded special funding that will be specifically directed at increasing HPV vaccinations among youth. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports Roswell is one of 18 centers nationwide to lead this effort in preventing cancer-causing viruses.


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Following a vigorous review, the National Cancer Institute has renewed Roswell Park's Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant. The designation secures more than $19 million in federal funding for Roswell for another five years.

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

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