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Smokers who switch from traditional tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes may ingest the same level of nicotine, but their exposure to harmful chemicals is significantly reduced - so much so that it is like the person quit smoking. Those are the results of new research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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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.

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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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Saturday's 21st annual Ride for Roswell was a rousing success. More than 7,100 people participated in the fundraising bicycle ride over local courses ranging from three miles to 100 miles.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute is celebrating the official opening of a new clinical building on its downtown Buffalo campus. A procession of cancer survivors and institute staff carried flags into the front lobby as dignitaries marked the beginning of the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center.


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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.


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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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"The best is yet to come," according to Dr. Candace Johnson, who is marking her first anniversary as President and CEO of Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Patients at Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute have a new way to mark victories in the fight against cancer, thanks to the generosity of a survivor.


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One of Buffalo's foremost football families was honored on Saturday night for their efforts to spread cancer awareness and promote advocacy.

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A new survey on the use of tobacco products in New York State shows a change in the dynamic of the tobacco marketplace, shifting from traditional cigarette brands to newer products. It also shows that electronic cigarette use among high school students and young adults ages 18 to 24 is nearly double that of users 25 and up.


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Prostate cancer affects many men, but some Western new Yorkers may be more at risk than others.

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Roswell Park's Dr. Rodney Haring was recently named to the Health Research Advisory Council, a federal panel that works with tribal leaders to make recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding Native health programs and policies.


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A new walk kicks off Saturday morning in Niagara Falls, the inaugural African American Male Wellness Walk.


What you need to know about skin cancer

May 21, 2015
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With the long holiday weekend and warmer weather ahead, the Interim Chair of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Department of Dermatology is warning of the dangers of the sun.

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Just weeks after the interim tag was removed from her title, Dr. Candace Johnson, President and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, took part in an historic trip to Cuba. The journey provided a memorable start to the new leader's ambitious agenda for the legendary institution. 


Health officials alarmed over rise in e-cigarette use

Apr 17, 2015
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Instead of smoking cigarettes, more teens are using electronic cigarettes. According to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in just one year, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled to over 13 percent.

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Development mogul Frank L. Ciminelli has passed away at the age of 80, after a lengthy battle with ALS.

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Dr. Donald Trump, the president and CEO of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is retiring. 

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For local sunbathers, the month of May represented the start of sun tan season. That has changed with the proliferation of  tanning booths, a development is worrying health care professionals.

FDA proposes new rules for e-cigarettes

Apr 25, 2014
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The Food and Drug Administration proposed strict new regulations on e-cigarettes yesterday. The FDA plans to submit a regulatory blueprint to congress that will widen its authority over the electronic devices, as well as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs.

Raising awareness of oral cancer

Apr 7, 2014
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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s battle with oral cancer is putting a spotlight on the deadly disease.  On the same day the former Buffalo Bill star quarterback was to begin chemotherapy and radition treatments in New York City, WBFO News reports on oral, head and neck cancer awareness month, and how one local woman is spreading the word about the importance of being screened.

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute says a lack of insurance coverage is a barrier to a new form of cancer screenings.

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Lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide cancer patients more access to affordable treatments.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo was already dealing with cuts of millions of federal dollars because of the sequester and now it potentially faces a loss of millions more with the government shutdown.

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Buffalo-born cinematographer Steven Bernstein's list of credits includes comedies such as "The Waterboy," and "Scary Movie 2." Now, Bernstein's energies have focused on more serious matters as he directs "Decoding Annie Parker." 

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The use of electronic cigarettes appears to be growing - which raises the question are they safe? and should they be regulated?  WBFO's Chris Caya has reaction from a researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Sequestration cuts will mean a direct blow to cancer research right here in Buffalo. Under the sequester,  Roswell Park Cancer Institute stands to lose $7 to $8 million in federal funding this year alone for both research and treatment for some patients. 

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Long-time Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman was in Buffalo on Friday visiting the pediatric unit at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Moorman began his PUNT Foundation while he played for the Bills. Now that he is punting for The Dallas Cowboys, Moorman remains committed to upholding this connection to the local region.

The PUNT Foundation helps young patients realize their wishes and supports their families.

Budget calls for continued funding for Roswell

Mar 27, 2012
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The proposed budget in Albany offers a new game plan for state support of Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo indicated state funding for Roswell would come to an end by 2014, but budget negotiations have given the cancer research facility a reprieve, of sorts.

The spending proposal calls for Roswell Park to develop a plan for independent operation by 2014. 

No end date for state funding has been given.

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