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A chance meeting during a national funeral directors’ convention brings a Hollywood movie veteran to the Southtowns this weekend for a special charity premiere of the feature film, “Getting Grace,” about the relationship between a funeral director and a teen faced with terminal cancer. Actor Daniel Roebuck, who plays the funeral director, and Madelyn Dundon, who portray…

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been recognized as one of America’s 2019 Best Employers for Diversity. The hospital recently ranked 67 out of 500 employers — and eighth among the 30 employers in health care — to be named to the list in Forbes magazine. Results were based on employee surveys and included a sample size of more than 50,000 employees working…

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If anyone out there still thinks smoking is harmless, consider this: The regional cancer hospital has a robust research program bent on learning more about why some people smoke, what damage the addictive habit can cause, and which forms of tobacco and nicotine delivery cause the most harm. “What motivates us is where the health risks are,” said Andrew Hyland, chairman …

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Listen to Dr. Igor Puzanov and you hear the excitement that comes with helping to bring new, improved cancer drugs to patients. Not that, as a layperson, you can easily follow what he is saying... "In 2010, 2011, when Dr. Suzanne Topalian [of Johns Hopkins] had the first presentation of this drug which you now know as Opdivo, I was trying to get the M.D. Anderson Pha…

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester announced Friday that they have been awarded more than $19 million to create the first program in the nation dedicated to the study of flavored tobacco. “We’re really excited about initiating this work, because no one has ever looked at flavored tobacco in such a comprehensive and systematic way,” …

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Kirsten Moysich has become a leading advocate in Western New York for cancer patients. She's also a very good role model when it comes to healthy living. Moysich, professor of oncology and member of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, focuses most of her research on the impact of exercise in cancer treatment. …

The American Cancer Society has approved funding for nearly $800,000 to a Roswell Park Comprehensive Center researcher who is working on a kidney cancer vaccine. John Ebos will receive a $792,000 multi-year grant as part of 110 national research and training grants worth $47.6 million that will fund investigators at 72 institutions across the nation. Patients with me…

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Cynthia Gromada-Dominske launched an exercise routine late last year after a battle with breast cancer, but a new opportunity to ramp things up came this spring in the form of the Hope Chest Buffalo Dragon Boat Festival. The 55-year-old Grand Island resident will be among 80 fellow breast cancer survivors from the region to participate Saturday in a series of races on t…

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The Ride For Roswell has launched registration for its this year’s event, which will take place on June 23. Those of all ages and cycling experience are invited to sign up to ride or volunteer at RideForRoswell.org. More than 10,000 riders and volunteers are expected to take part in ride. Since the first Ride For Roswell in 1996, the event has raised more than $42 mi…