Cancer Conversations Blog

May 24, 2018

Sunscreen Smarts: 6 Things Everyone Should Know

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Here’s a shocking stat: Up to 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that sunscreen can go a long way toward reducing your risk.

May 23, 2018

Step into Summer with these Sun Protection Tips

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Everybody loves the outdoors in the spring and summer. After a long winter of dark mornings and early dusk, come May, people crave sunlight! With the sun comes the responsibility of protecting your largest organ – the skin– from the sun’s damaging rays.

May 17, 2018

Cancer Survivorship: What You Should Know

By: Fox Chase Conversations

You are a survivor from the time of yourcancer diagnosis through the rest of your life.

May 16, 2018

Elizabeth Plimack: Leading the Way in Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Immunotherapy has been the most exciting development in bladder cancer treatment in recent years. Its introduction ended a 40-year drought during which no new therapies were available. Unfortunately, many bladder cancers can be resistant to immunotherapy.

May 15, 2018

Finding Comfort and Calm in Nature

By: Fox Chase Conversations

It’s no secret that cancer’s effects go far beyond the physical. In fact, the raw emotions you might feel after your diagnosis—from anger to sadness to fear—might be more overwhelming than anything else.

May 9, 2018

10 Things You Should Know About At-Home Genetic Tests for Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Nowadays, looking into “what makes you, you” takes as little as six weeks. At home DNA tests can provide valuable insight into your risk for certain diseases, including some cancers, but these tests aren’t foolproof, and the results may not tell the full story of how your genes could affect your health.

May 4, 2018

The Benefits of Treatment at an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

By: Fox Chase Conversations

When you or a loved one is facing cancer, this much is certain: You want the very best medical care available. You want a center that is deeply rooted in evidence-based practice, has a hand in scientific discoveries driving the field forward, one that hires practitioners who are specialists in their fields, and consistently offers advanced treatments.

May 3, 2018

Immersion Science Program Opens Doors for Students

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

When it comes to training the next generation of scientists, Alana O’Reilly and Dara Ruiz-Whalen are taking a new approach that moves beyond the realm of expos and science fairs.


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