Roswell Park Receives $1.5 Million

As the
nation commemorates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Roswell Park Cancer
Institute (RPCI) has announced the establishment of a $1.5 million endowed
fund in Breast Oncology from the Alfiero Family Charitable Foundation of
Western New York. The fund will support the Institute’s renowned breast cancer
research and treatment programs. Pictured above, Stephen B. Edge, MD, FACS, RPCI’s current chair of breast surgery and medical director of the RPCI Breast Center, will
become the fund’s first endowed chair holder.

“It’s
important that Roswell Park have every resource needed to not only recruit, but
also retain top doctors for the care of Western New York’s residents,” said Sal
Alfiero, president of the foundation. “This is something that we wanted to do
despite the current challenges of the economy. Cancer doesn’t take a break,
women continue to be diagnosed with this disease, and we must continue to
support the inspiring advances being made by Roswell Park.”

The Alfiero
Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology will provide a secure base of
annual funding for Dr. Edge to continue to grow the Breast Center’s programs and
to explore the latest in clinical treatments for patients.

“We are
grateful to the Alfieros for their significant gift that will benefit so many
women and their families,” said Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP, President and CEO,
RPCI. “We are making tremendous progress in breast cancer research, but much
more research is needed if we are to achieve our goal of 100 percent cure. This
endowment will help advance Roswell Park studies in individualized therapies in
women and development of novel population-based approaches to understanding
breast cancer treatment.”

 

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