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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in certain skin cells called melanocytes. These are the cells that make the pigment (melanin) that colors your skin. When exposed to UV radiation, such as sunlight, the melanocytes make more pigment, causing the skin to darken or tan.

I first heard about Reality Check at a local skate night that I went to with my friends. I wasn’t too sure what it was at first, but my friends were involved and convinced me to join.

Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in the bone and is most common among children and young adults. Osteosarcoma can be found in any bone but is often seen in long bones such as the femur (thigh bone) or tibia (shinbone).

If someone has the slightest interest in research, I highly suggest looking into this program. It will advance you in every aspect.

Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses the power of the immune system to attack cancer cells. When a person normally gets sick, the body fights off the illness by targeting only the bad cells that are causing it.

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common hereditary blood disorders in the world, and it affects many people right here in Western New York. To mark Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in September, we present information and tips to help patients and families cope with this disorder.

Megan Johnson is a hard working physician making her way through her residency rotation. Although Megan has accomplished great things, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Megan was once a pediatric patient at Roswell Park who had been given just a 10 percent chance of survival.

Are you interested in a career in science? Maybe you want to be a surgical oncologist, pediatric oncolgy nurse, physical therapist or researcher!

Calling all high school students interested in a career in the medical field! Applications are dueJanuary 9 for the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in robotic surgery.

Kickoff for Center of Excellence for Adolescents and Young Adults with CancerPictured are (left to right): Dean Miller of The