Due to COVID-19, new enrollment in research studies will be greatly limited.
If you are interested in a study, there may be a longer waiting period to receive a response to your inquiry.
View the guidance for research participants for additional information.
This study enrolls people who have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer and are being treated with neck radiation therapy. The purpose of this study is to find out the number of people who develop narrowing of their carotid arteries (Carotid Artery Stenosis) due to neck radiation and understand how tobacco use and diabetes effect the worsening of carotid artery stenosis. Read More
Adults age 18+
Diagnosis of neck cancer and undergoing one-sided neck radiation
Must have no history of stroke
This study enrolls adults with head and neck cancer. The purpose of the study is to learn if a light device used in the mouth during chemotherapy and radiation can help prevent oral mucositis. Read More
Diagnosed with cancer (pathologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma) of the oral cavity, oropharynx, tonsil or base of tongue.
Scheduled to have a continuous course of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) over an estimated 6 to 8 weeks.
This study enrolls adult men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to learn why some patients treated for prostate cancer develop insulin resistance and to also learn about brain function in men with prostate cancer. Read More
Adult males ages 18+
Overweight (determined by body mass index greater than 25kg/m2)
Diagnosis of prostate cancer
Are either being treated with surgery/radiotherapy alone or are currently on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT).
Healthy blood, kidney, and liver function (determined by bloodwork)
Able to read, write, and understand English language
This study enrolls adults who are at high risk for oral cancer. The purpose of this research project is to learn about biomarkers that might signal an increased risk of oral cancer. Your involvement in this study may help people who have cancer and other diseases in the future. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
People who come to the ECMC clinic for a biopsy due to suspicious lesions and/or risk factors for oral cancer.
People with a history of head and neck cancer who have already been treated but remain on close surveillance.
People with risk factors for head and neck cancer may also be eligible for the study. Those with an increased risk of head and neck cancer include...
We are looking for women ages 30-75 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (and are undergoing surgery) for a research study. The purpose of this study is to learn more about why women develop breast cancer. We are studying the microbiome- the bacteria and other single cell organisms that are found normally in every part of the body. The microbiome can affect many diseases, and we want to see if it affects breast cancer. You will complete a questionnaire, provide a saliva sample, and provide a fecal sample using a home kit. At the time of your scheduled breast surgery? with Dr. Lautner at Buffalo General Hospital, a very small amount of normal breast tissue will be removed. Participants will be compensated. Read More
Women ages 30-75.
Diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing breast surgery.
Cannot be currently or recently breastfeeding.
Cannot have been pregnant within the last year.
Cannot have had recent breast surgery.
Women who will be having a planned reduction mammoplasty and do not have breast cancer may also be eligible.
We are looking for adult cancer survivors with insomnia for a study. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how well this behavior-based program can help cancer survivors get better quality sleep. Read More
Adults age 18+.
A survivor of breast, prostate, colorectal, or lung cancer.
Have issues with insomnia (trouble sleeping).