Cancer Conversations Blog

November 28, 2017

Life Without a Stomach: Staying Healthy After Surgery

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Did you know that it is possible to live without a stomach? It’s a daily reality for some stomach cancer survivors. 

November 21, 2017

Supporting a Loved One Through Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond

By: Fox Chase Conversations

In the first few days and weeks, your loved might need time to process their diagnosis. They may be unsure of how to ask for help and overwhelmed with the thought of having to do so. But rest assured, there are many ways that you can be there for them as a caregiver.

Edna Cukierman
November 13, 2017

Edna Cukierman: How Fox Chase is Becoming a Hub for Pancreatic Research

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Dr. Edna Cukierman, associate professor and co-director of the new Marvin and Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute at Fox Chase Cancer Center, spoke with us about plans for this new world class research institute.

Genetic Counselor
November 9, 2017

Why it is Important to See a Genetic Counselor

By: Fox Chase Conversations

A lot of people think that cancer “runs in the family,” but the truth is that fewer than 10 percent of cancers are the direct result of a genetic defect.

Melanoma in the winter
November 7, 2017

Melanoma is Always a Risk – Even in Winter

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Now that summer has given way to fall, you can put away your bathing suit, floppy hat and sunscreen—right?

Tatiana Pazina
November 1, 2017

Trainee Spotlight: Tatiana Pazina

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"In 2010, I joined Dr. Matt Robinson’s lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center to work on a bioengineering project focused on developing carbon nanotube-based antibody-functionalized biosensors for early detection of prostate cancer biomarkers. In 2012, I joined the PhD program at the Institute of Experimental Medicine in St. Petersburg, which allowed me to return to Fox Chase Cancer Center to work with Dr. Kerry Campbell."

Have You Had Your Mammogram Yet?
October 30, 2017

Have You Had Your Mammogram Yet?

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Mammograms take only a few minutes, but they can add years to a woman's life.

October 27, 2017

Newest Techniques in Cancer Research: CRISPR is Revolutionizing Gene Editing

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Cancer researchers can’t stop talking about CRISPR.

CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a gene editing technique that’s used to remove and insert genetic material from DNA. Scientists paired a navigation system called Guide RNA with an enzyme called Cas9 that acts as a pair of “molecular scissors.”