July 10, 2016, America lost a great scientist and Fox Chase Cancer Center lost a longtime friend and colleague with the passing of Alfred G. Knudson, MD, PhD, who died at home Sunday at the age of 93 after a long illness. Dr. Knudson was one of the giants in oncology, a scientist who completely and fundamentally changed the way we think about the origins of cancer.
During the summer months, chances are you will be spending more time outdoors. In order to protect your skin from sun damage, Fox Chase Cancer Center specialists advise you to become familiar with the early signs of skin cancer.
"I feel strongly about the need to spread the word about the amazing world of science and discoveries and I plan to do my share in communicating various science advances by participating in career talks, seminars or scientific forums."
As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center offers our patients the most advanced treatment options through clinical trials, many of which are not readily available elsewhere. Our nationally ranked doctors specialize in the development of these studies — specifically phase 1 and 2 trials.
May, 2016 - Fox Chase radiation oncologist Stephanie Weiss appeared on Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the potential use of the polio virus to treat aggressive brain tumors (glioblastoma). This experimental treatment recently received FDA breakthrough status.