Cancer Conversations Blog

November 14, 2016

Lung Cancer Screening: Early Detection for Those with the Highest Risk

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women, and is far and away the most lethal form of cancer. It is also the most preventable cancer. As with many other forms of cancer, prevention and early detection are key to reducing your risk.

November 10, 2016

New phase 2 clinical trial for patients with locally advanced or metastatic sarcoma

By: Fox Chase Today

TAK-228 is an mTOR inhibitor that prevents growth of cancer cells and has been shown to prevent tumor growth in animals. Therefore, the doctors now want to test if this drug can prevent tumor growth in patients with soft tissue sarcomas.

AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society, on Laurel Avenue
November 9, 2016

Fox Chase Nurses Host Dinner at Hope Lodge

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Nurses from Fox Chase Cancer Center teamed up with the nearby AstraZeneca Hope Lodge to provide lodge guests with a home-cooked meal. Led by Colleen Sherman, RN, chair of the nursing professional development council, a group of nearly 20 nurses helped prepare food for 35 guests.

November 4, 2016

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: 17th Annual Paws for the Cause

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Hundreds of people and dogs braved rainy weather to support the advancement of breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center, making the 17th Annual Paws for the Cause a success. 

Gifts Change Lives
November 4, 2016

A Transforming Time: The 2016 Laurel Society Dinner

By: Fox Chase Conversations

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, more than 200 members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Laurel Society came together at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts for an evening celebrating philanthropy and the advancement of cancer research and treatment at Fox Chase. The Laurel Society is Fox Chase’s signature donor society, comprised of our most generous supporters, many of whom are also Fox Chase patients, faculty, staff, or volunteers.

Yong Zhang, MD, PhD
November 1, 2016

Trainee Spotlight: Yong Zhang, MD, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

Following my residency training through the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine, I came to the United States to begin my postdoctoral training at Fox Chase Cancer Center with Dr. David Wiest. My current work integrates my training in hematology, research and medicine where I study the pathological etiology of Ribosomopathies and Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Unraveling the molecular pathways underlying human blood development and leukemogenesis will be the focus of my laboratory when I become an independent investigator.

October 21, 2016

Celebrating Creative Beginnings

By: Fox Chase Conversations

To mark its milestone 35th anniversary, Creative Beginnings will host a celebration on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm for current families, staff, alumni and families who are interested in enrolling their children. The event will feature fall festivities for the entire family, including a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, Quiver Farm apple cider press, Quiver Farm petting zoo, face painting, bead stringing, Mr. Science, a “selfie” photo booth, and DJ entertainment. Light refreshments will be served.

October 3, 2016

New Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Patients with Metastatic High Grade Neuroendocrine Tumors

By: Fox Chase Today

There is a national unmet need for clinical trials targeting patients with this rare malignancy. The study is one of a kind in the nation and is designed to help patients with high grade neuroendocrine tumors specifically.