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 (http://bit.ly/17SiQ3f ) 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.

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