Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am participating in this year's Ride for Roswell to fundraise for cutting-edge research and development of innovative patient care programs at Roswell Park.
I am working in the Department of Surgical Oncology. One of my primary duties is development, creation and implementation of innovative diagnostic and surgical preplanning software based on 3D reconstructed patient CT or MRI scans. With this software, surgeons from different specialties can better assess their patients' cases, establish a more accurate diagnosis, and create surgical intervention plans before the actual surgery by simulating different operative scenarios. Furthermore, computer-assisted simulations created with this software help patients to clearly understand their procedures by visualizing anatomical organs and key steps during the surgery.
I am using an open source software which helps developers and scientists to build a better software. Just like software development in cancer research, the open access journals play a tremendous role in the fight against cancer. They provide fast, reliable and free scientific information.
This year we created a team which is supported by open source cancer related scientific journals: Oncotarget and Aging. Both of these journals publish high-impact research papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of cancer research.
You can make a difference and help advance our work by supporting me in The Ride For Roswell. Funds raised through The Ride support cutting-edge research and compassionate, innovative patient care programs at Roswell Park. Please consider making a donation today. Together, we can help find cancer cures and save the lives of people diagnosed with cancer.
I would like to mention two studies published in the open source journal Aging* and in The BMJ**, that cycling is linked to a substantial decrease in the risk of developing and dying from cancer or heart disease.
*Antonicelli R, Roberto L, Spazzafumo S, et al.Exercise: a “new drug” for elderly patients with chronic heart failure. Aging (Albany NY). 2016; 8:860-872. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.100901
**Celis-Morales CA, Lyall DM, Welsh P, et al. Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study. BMJ2017;357:j1456.
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