Cancer Conversations Blog

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.”

March 13, 2017

A New Phase 1 Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

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.

Roshan Thapa, MD
March 1, 2017

Trainee Spotlight: Roshan Thapa, MD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"I am interested in exploring molecular mechanisms of regulated cell death activated by cytokines and viruses, and finding therapeutic avenues utilizing these mechanisms for the treatment of human diseases."

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS
February 28, 2017

Life after Bladder Removal – Selecting your best urinary diversion

By: Fox Chase Conversations

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network presented Dr. Alexander Kutikov's 2017 webinar "Life after Bladder Removal – Selecting your best urinary diversion" as part of their 2017 Patient Insight Webinar Series. Watch the videos or read the transcripts.

February 28, 2017

Highlights of the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS, of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, chaired a session on bladder cancer at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held February 16–18, 2017, in Orlando, Florida

Matthew R. Zibelman, MD
February 23, 2017

Preliminary Results Show Interferon-Gamma Holds Promise in Making Immunotherapy a More Effective Cancer Treatment

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Immunotherapy has emerged over the past several years as a promising avenue in cancer medicine. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center are in the midst of a Phase 1 clinical trial with support from Horizon Pharma to investigate ways to boost the efficacy of immune checkpoint drugs, seeking better outcomes for more patients.