117-year-old facility is only comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York
OncLive® today announced that it is teaming up with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), located in western New York, in OncLive’s Strategic Alliance Partnership program to grow awareness and understanding of RPCI’s efforts to reduce cancer’s impact and provide better outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.
Founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park, RPCI is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Upstate New York and was one of the very first centers to earn this prestigious distinction. Under the new partnership, OncLive’s editorial and marketing teams will share news coming out of the many programs run by the Institute, which received close to $82 million in new research funding in its most recent fiscal year.
Roswell Park is an international leader in cancer treatment, basic and translational research and education of the next generation of oncology clinicians and researchers. The Institute has frequently been recognized for the high quality of its care, consistently ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s top cancer hospitals, and houses centers of excellence in fields such as personalized medicine, immunotherapy, surgical robotics, spinal oncology, phase 1 clinical research and the treatment of liver and pancreas tumors.
The Institute also provides many educational and supportive resources for cancer patients and their families, including its 1-877-ASK-RPCI cancer information service, patient navigation services and the Adolescent and Young Adults program. Online resources include the Cancer Talk blog, which features videos and articles by cancer specialists and survivors on topics ranging from clinical advances to tips on dealing with the short- and long-term effects of treatment, and a database of drug profiles that provides easy-to-access, detailed information about a large number of drugs commonly prescribed for cancer patients.
“Roswell Park Cancer Institute touches patients’ lives in a variety of ways, from its outstanding patient care and state-of-the-art facilities to providing in-depth information that helps cancer patients and their families every step of the way through treatment and survivorship,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president of Intellisphere Oncology and Healthcare Specialty Group,â€¯part of the Plainsboro, N.J.-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. (MJH) family of businesses. “We’ll provide our readers with news about those programs and ongoing research at the Institute as a resource for the public and for clinicians and researchers working in the field of oncology.”
“Our long track record of innovation, integrity, compassion and teamwork has earned us a place among the best cancer centers in the country,” said Roswell Park President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D. “We’re excited about the opportunity to join with OncLive because it’s a great way to get information to the public about clinical studies and resources and to help spur the exchange of ideas among clinicians, researchers and industry contacts working around the globe.”
Roswell Park Cancer Institute joins more than 50 other leading cancer centers, nursing schools and physician groups around the country in partnering with OncLive.
Hennessy added, “Whether our partners focus on research, clinical trials, patient care, community services or all of the above, we are here to share the news everyone in the community needs to win the war against cancer.”
OncLive.com is the official website for Intellisphere’s Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes Oncology & Biotech News, OncologyLive, Oncology Nursing News and Contemporary Oncology. OncLive offers oncology professionals resources and information they need to provide the best care for their patients. Intellisphere, LLC, a leading provider of healthcare publishing, research and education, is part of the Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. (MJH) family of businesses, based in Plainsboro, NJ. MJH also includes the acclaimed CURE Media Group, which combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. Its flagship product is CURE® magazine, the largest consumer publication in the U.S. focused entirely on cancer, reaching cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups. To learn more, please visit www.OncLive.com.
About Roswell Park Cancer Institute
The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers, maintains affiliate sites and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email email@example.com. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.