Roswell Park, U Buffalo seek closer relationship

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo are looking to build a closer relationship.

Top officials from the two institutions are meeting Monday with a consultant and state officials to discuss greater collaboration.

Dr. Donald Trump, president and CEO of the cancer center, tells The Buffalo News ( ) that the discussions could include a possible merger.

Rep. Brian Higgins has vowed to fight a merger, saying it would destroy Roswell Park’s standing as one of the nation’s 41 federally designated comprehensive cancer centers. That designation is up for renewal.

Buffalo’s John Oshei foundation has hired a consultant to seek ways to improve Roswell Park’s business model. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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