Partners in Practice
Medical information for physicians by physicians


March 2014

Breakthroughs in BRAF Mutation Positive Cancers: Melanoma, Lung and Colorectal

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Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is a key signaling pathway in a number of cancers. Mutations in various components of the MAPK pathway, specifically BRAF, have been described in melanoma (50-60%), colorectal (10%), thyroid (30-50%), and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (3%), as well as hairy cell leukemia (100%).


Click here to read about agents targeted to mutations in all of these cancers, or click the links below to read about the specific cancer types. 


Interventional Pulmonology Offers Alternatives to Surgery 

Interventional Pulmonology

Roswell Park's advanced Interventional Pulmonology Service offers minimally invasive diagnostic procedures and treatments.  


Learn more about our expertise in this area ...

Department of Medicine Spotlight: "A Cancer Center Within a Cancer Center" 

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What's unique about the Department of Medicine at Roswell Park? Alex Adjei, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine, explains how the department functions as a stand-alone cancer center.  


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Introducing Michael Caimano,
Your Physician Relations Liaison

We're pleased to introduce you to Michael Caimano, who will serve as your direct point of contact with Roswell Park for questions, concerns and feedback.

Learn more about Michael...

New Faces

Over the past several months, our multidisciplinary teams have been joined by new specialists in medical oncology, medical psychology, plastic & reconstructive surgery, dentistry and more. 


Meet some of our newest physicians at Roswell Park. 

Partners in Practice is a quarterly publication for healthcare professionals, providing updates on news, services and advances from the Department of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
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