Cancer Conversations Blog

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

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.

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. 

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). 

Top Docs 2017
April 21, 2017

Philadelphia Magazine names 37 Fox Chase Cancer Center Physicians as Top Doctors

By: Fox Chase Today

Philadelphia Magazine named thirty-seven Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians to their “Top Doctors” list for 2017.

chair yoga
April 20, 2017

How Yoga Helps Cancer Patients at Fox Chase

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Michelle Stortz teaches gentle yoga, a chair-based program for cancer patients. She modifies the movements to accommodate the limitations of each participant in her class.

March 31, 2017

Together Facing Leiomyosarcoma

By: Fox Chase Conversations

“When we all get together, it’s the greatest gift,” Jim Matthews, a 20-year cancer survivor, said. “We’re looking for answers. If you open yourself up to fellowship and friends, you’ll find there’s a lot out there.”