Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center, and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York and one of 39 such centers in the United States. This designation means that a cancer center’s combined research, treatment, prevention and educational programs have weathered extensive peer review, met rigorous national standards, and made fundamental contributions to reducing the cancer burden.
RPCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers. A not-for-profit organization, the NCCN brings together the best minds in science to engineer continuous quality improvements in cancer care; to improve the effectiveness of cancer care delivery through the ongoing collection and analysis of outcomes data on a national basis; to enhance communication and collaboration among member institutions; to offer access to the latest, most promising clinical trials; and to provide the best practice guidelines and measurement tools.
RPCI is dedicated to providing total care to the cancer patient, to conducting research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer, and to educating the public and the next generation of those who study and treat cancer.
RPCI's 25-acre campus on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus includes approximately 1.5 million square feet of space equally distributed between clinical programs and research/education functions. Approximately 60% of the campus has undergone major renovation or has been newly built since 1998. The newest building on the RPCI campus, the 170,000 square feet Center for Genetics and Pharmacology, will open in Spring 2006.
Equipment installed at this site: Full TELESYNERGY® system using off-the-shelf software on a Windows XP Workstation.