Articles - May 2011

Posted May 23, 2011 - 10:10am

RPCI has created an Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer program to expand and enhance its treatment and services addressing the medical, social, psychological, cultural and educational needs of young adults facing cancer. The program is funded by The Steadfast Foundation.

Nearly 70,000 American young adults and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year. While dramatic progress has been made in the treatment of children with cancer, survival rates for adolescents and young adults have not improved significantly since 1975.

Posted May 10, 2011 - 8:34am

We are excited to head down to Orchard Park High School this Saturday, May 14 for the Step to a Cure fundraiser! The walk is organized by the members of the Yroswell Orchard Park Street Team Club. Looking forward to supporting them as they raise money for Roswell Park through the Yteam Cure program to help create a world without cancer!

Click the PDF below for more information!

Posted May 5, 2011 - 3:48pm

It's “tanning season," and there's no better time of year to educate yourself, your friends, and your students about skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States.

There’s one type of skin cancer that many hear about, but may not understand. It’s called melanoma.

For those featured in the video below, melanoma is all too familiar. What message would melanoma survivors send to their 16-year-old selves? Find out in this video, along with some potentially life-saving tips to share with your students.

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