Cancer Conversations Blog

June 1, 2017

Trainee Spotlight: Janusz Franco-Barraza, MD, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"My story at Fox Chase Cancer Center started in September 2009, when I joined Dr. Edna (Eti) Cukierman’s lab. Since then, it has been a great three-dimensional adventure learning how non-cancerous cellular and extracellular components surrounding the cancer cells (named together as the tumor stroma), and in particular the extracellular matrix influence tumor growth and cancer progression."

May 24, 2017

Fox Chase Brings Together Gynecologic Cancer Patients for National Women's Health Week

By: Fox Chase Conversations

To mark National Women’s Health Week, Fox Chase Cancer Center brought together more than 75 patients, caregivers, and medical providers for Together Facing Gynecologic Cancer. It was a day of education, inspiration, and engagement.

Sanjeevani Arora, PhD
May 17, 2017

Investigating Novel Genetic Risk Factors for Hereditary Renal Cancer

By: Risk Assessment Program

Renal cell cancer (RCC) is among the more commonly diagnosed cancers in both men and women. Hereditary renal cancers make up approximately 3-5% of renal cell cancers.

Heckman and Farma on Facebook Live
May 12, 2017

Fox Chase Goes Live on Facebook to Talk About Skin Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

During a Facebook Live Q&A on skin cancer on May 10, Jeffrey Farma, MD, a surgical oncologist with a treatment focus that includes skin cancer, and behavioral scientist Carolyn Heckman, PhD, who dedicates much of her research to skin cancer prevention, answered a wide range of questions about prevention, treatment, warning signs, and more.

May 11, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center at AUA 2017

By: Emily O'Donnell

Physicians and researchers from the Department of Urology and Urologic Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center will present on leading research and innovative approaches to treatment at the American Urologic Association's 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, May 12 - 16. 

May 11, 2017

Robert L. Comis, 1946-2017

By: Fox Chase Today

Robert L. Comis, MD, a long-time faculty member and leader at Fox Chase Cancer Center, passed away May 10, 2017. 

Comis served here during a exciting time of growth for Fox Chase Cancer Center that led to NCI-designation. His career included service as the chairman for medical oncology, beginning in 1984, medical director, and senior vice president for medical science.

April 27, 2017

Patients Needed for New Multiple Myeloma Study

By: Fox Chase Conversations

In addition to excellent clinical care, Fox Chase Cancer Center is home to a team of world-renowned cancer researchers who develop and test therapies not available anywhere else. For more than a century, Fox Chase has been a key contributor in advancing understanding of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

April 21, 2017

Herk’s Heroes Bring Comfort to Patients on Chemotherapy

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Last week about 150 patients receiving chemotherapy at Fox Chase Cancer Center got a little extra comfort to go with their care. Herk’s Heroes, an advocacy group led by Fox Chase nurse navigator Caryn Vadseth spent several hours distributing Chemo Comfort Bags in the infusion room and the Clinical Research Unit (CRU).