Services & Reach Programs

The Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research offers the following services and outreach programming throughout the Western New York (WNY) region:

Buffalo/Niagara Witness Project (BNWP)
A collaboration with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and is funded in part by the WNY-Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for The Cure. BNWP educates participants on early cancer detection through stories told by breast and cervical cancer survivors in churches and community settings.

Esperanza y Vida (EyV)
Funded in part by Susan G. Komen Western NY and Univera, EyV is a program to increase breast and cervical cancer screening in Latinas living in rural and urban areas and to investigate barriers to cancer care.

Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MAN UP)
MAN UP provides educational resources to help men make informed decisions on issues related to prostate cancer.

Science-to-the-Sidewalk
SS brings the science of RPCI into minority and medically-underserved communities through programs featuring clinicians, scientists, and their work. Presentations are conducted in strictly “layman’s terms” so anyone & everyone can understand it!

Lung Cancer Surveillance Education & Recruitment 
LCSER is designed to impact the development of intervention strategies, screening tools and treatment protocols inclusive of and appropriate for members of racial groups to reduce overall lung cancer morbidity and mortality.

Jewels in Our Genes
Study at the University of Buffalo that aims to analyze the DNA of African-American women from families with multiple breast cancer diagnoses.

Research Study Resource Program
The RSRP offers services to those who are considering being part of a research study at Roswell Park.

Witness Cares Colorectal Cancer Screening Study
Witness Cares Colorectal study is looking at what motivates African Americans to obtain screening for colorectal cancer as well as ways to help increase the numbers of those obtaining screening.

Community Connections Newsletter
This informative newsletter is mailed quarterly to over 7,700 people in targeted minority communities throughout the WNY-region yearly.

Patient Navigation (PN)
The Roswell Park Navigation Program assists patients of all cancer diagnoses. Patient navigators are trained, culturally competent health care workers who guide patients, family members and physicians through the health care system to ensure that their needs are being met.

Social Work (SW)
The Social Work Department at Roswell Park is often the first point of contact for information and linkage to community resources. The division assumes responsibility for managing and coordinating resources and non-medical support services to ease the impact of a cancer diagnosis.