Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA



    No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But strong evidence does show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers.

    Posted 03.18.13

  • Coffee: A Cancer Fighting Drink

    Coffee, alternately touted as medicinal and denounced as health destroying over the centuries, has become one of the most popular drinks in the world today. The Boston Tea Party turned coffee into a patriotic drink in colonial America. In 1952 an ad campaign promoted the idea of a coffee break, and it quickly became a daily ritual in workplaces, homes and churches in the United States.

    Posted 03.01.13

  • Weighing the Evidence on Common Cancer Myths

    There’s a lot of information out there about what causes cancer and what you can do to prevent it. It’s easy to pick up the headlines from a single study or story and tell two friends who tell two more. The American Institute for Cancer Research has put together seven myths about cancer.

    Posted 02.07.13

  • Long-time Volunteers Bring Inspiration & Support

    Nine types of cancer and several family members lost; to give back for the care they’ve received; to do good for others.

    Posted 01.25.13

  • Bringing Comfort and Support

    One of the most commonly misunderstood, yet valuable resources available to patients and their caregivers is the Palliative Care Service at RCC. The Palliative Care team, under the direction of Sherri Siegel RN, MSN, CHPN, meets with patients regardless of prognosis and life expectancy.

    Posted 01.14.13

  • Specialty Clinic for Brain Cancer

    The Regional Cancer Center (RCC) has initiated a multidisciplinary neuro-oncology clinic as part of its Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) program. The clinic is modeled after a successful thoracic cancer clinic that has been active at RCC since 2008 and is directed by Jan Rothman, MD. Radiation oncologist Andrew Figura, MD directs the new neuro-oncology clinic.

    Posted 01.14.13

  • Eat Your Greens!

    You might have heard that greens are considered a “superfood”. Dark green, leafy greens such as Swiss chard, collards, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, arugula, bok choy and chicory are excellent sources of folate, fiber, and carotenoids. People consuming diets rich in carotenoids (found in fruits and vegetables) generally have a lower mortality and are healthier, overall, than people whose diets do not contain carotenoids.

    Posted 01.11.13

  • Giving Back to Pay It Forward

    Kathleen Fish saw her son relax, and she was grateful. It was late 2009, and she and her husband, Gary Fish, had come from their home near Rochester, N.Y., to be with their son, Brian M. Fish of Erie, on his first visit to The Regional Cancer Center since being diagnosed with lung cancer.

    Posted 01.03.13

  • Collaborating for Cancer Care

    A joint venture between hospitals and doctors for cancer care was a revolutionary concept in 1987. With a pioneering spirit Sr. Margaret Ann Hardner and Dana Lundquist, then Presidents of Saint Vincent Health Center and Hamot Medical Center respectively, and Drs. Peter Scibetta, Jay Jenkins and William Brereton, collaborated for the good of patients and the Erie region. Their pooled resources and cooperation made The Regional Cancer Center (RCC) one of the first freestanding outpatient cancer centers in the country.

    Posted 12.31.12

  • The American Institute for Cancer Research's Top 8 Findings in Cancer Prevention for 2012

    This week, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) highlighted the year’s research with eight important findings that have advanced the field of cancer prevention and survivorship.

    Posted 12.21.12

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