Southern Tier Cancer Care

When time is of essence and every moment counts, Southern Tier Cancer Care is here….

Welcome to STCC!

We realize that you are apprehensive and fearful. By providing professional assistance through education, the latest approved treatments available and most importantly, compassionate care, we are dedicated to guiding patients to hope, help, and healing.

Southern Tier Cancer Care Team is Committed to
Excellence in Providing Comprehensive, Up to date,
Compassionate and Quality care for Cancer Patients.


Please proceed immediately to the nearest emergency room for any medical emergencies especially fever greater than or equal to 100.4 while on chemotherapy.If you need to reach Dr Soni immediately for problems related to cancer or chemotherapy,

Please call the answering service at (716) 559 1105.

Please call your primary physician or emergency room at Olean General Hospital at (716) 375 4149 for any urgent concerns after office hours or if Dr Soni is away.


News & Updates


Emergency Department Attendance by Patients With Cancer in Their Last Month of Life: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis [REVIEW ARTICLES]


To explore factors associated with emergency department (ED) attendance by patients with cancer in their last month of life.


Five electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Library) were searched through February 2014 for studies investigating ED attendance toward the end of life by adult patients (age 18 years or older) with cancer. No time or language limitations were applied. We performed meta-analysis of factors using a random-effects model, with results expressed as odds ratios (OR) for ED attendance. Sensitivity analyses explored heterogeneity.


Thirty studies were identified, reporting three demographic, five clinical, and 13 environmental factors, combining data from five countries and 1,181,842 patients. An increased likelihood of ED attendance was found for men (OR, 1.24; 95% CI, 1.19 to 1.29; I2, 58.2%), black race (OR, 1.45; 95% CI, 1.40 to 1.50; I2, 0.0%; reference, white race), patients with lung cancer (OR, 1.17; 95% CI, 1.10 to 1.23; I2, 59.5%; reference, other cancers), and those patients of the lowest socioeconomic status (SES; OR, 1.15; 95% CI, 1.10 to 1.19; I2, 0.0%; reference, highest SES). Patients receiving palliative care were less likely to attend the ED in their last month of life (OR, 0.43; 95% CI, 0.36 to 0.51; I2, 59.4%).


We identified demographic (men; black race), clinical (lung cancer), and environmental (low SES; no palliative care) factors associated with an increased risk of ED attendance by patients with cancer in their last month of life. Our findings may be used to develop screening interventions and assist policy-makers to direct resources. Future studies should also investigate previously neglected areas of research, including psychosocial factors, and patients' and caregivers' emergency care preferences.

January 29, 2015

NCI News

Roswell Park analysis of key breast cancer genes reveals distinct profiles for African-American, European-American women

Researchers have uncovered new information that may begin to explain why many African-American women are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive, often deadly forms of breast cancer.

January 29, 2015
Cancer Staging

A fact sheet that explains the process of grouping cancer cases in categories (stages) based on the size of the tumor and the extent of the cancer in the body.

January 20, 2015
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Relapsed or Treatment-Resistant Neuroblastoma

NCI is sponsoring two clinical trials of a monoclonal antibody called ch14.18, in combination with other drugs, to see if the antibody may be helpful for children or young adults (up to age 21) with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma.

September 9, 2014

ACS News

American Cancer Society Awards New Research and Training Grants

Nation’s largest non-government, not-for-profit cancer research funder awards 83 grants totaling $44 million in second of two cycles for 2014

October 9, 2014
Breast cancer incidence rates converging among white and African-American women

Rates increasing among African-Americans; reasons unclear

October 1, 2013
Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to quit for good

American Cancer Society Offers Tips to Quit During the Great American Smokeout November 20

November 19, 2014