BREAKTHROUGH CANCER TREATMENTS
Imagine a patient only needing a monthly shot or transfusion to halt or eliminate their cancer. While it might sound simple, it’s already a real option for some patients at Roswell Park. It’s an innovative class of cancer treatment — immunotherapy — that uses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. And it’s been found to improve a patient’s quality of life, reduce side effects and offer the possibility for long-term remission.
Funds raised through events like the Ride help ensure that cancer patients have access to emerging immunotherapy treatments. If Roswell were not in WNY, patients would have to travel several hours to receive the intricate options that only a few centers in the country are positioned to provide.