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 at one of only a few centers in the country positioned to offer these intricate options — therapies that patients would have to travel several hours to receive if Roswell Park were not in the WNY community.