Cancer Conversations Blog

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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.

Shoko Nogusa, PhD
October 1, 2016

Trainee Spotlight: Shoko Nogusa, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"During my time at Fox Chase, I have established the influenza infection model, which, combined with conventional molecular methods, elucidated the mechanisms in which influenza infected cells activate a parallel cell death pathways as a host defense method."

September 28, 2016

Fox Chase Awarded Prestigious Training Grant for 40th Year in a Row

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Fox Chase Cancer Center will continue its 40-year streak of maintaining a prestigious training grant after receiving a perfect score on the grant application.

September 14, 2016

Fox Chase Announces the Promotion of Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD, to Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Dr. Vijayvergia has been a faculty member of Fox Chase since 2015. She also serves as assistant professor in the department of hematology/oncology as well as the assistant chief of gastrointestinal medical oncology.

Tiffiney Hartman, PhD
September 13, 2016

I Rally: Tiffiney Hartman

By: Tiffiney Hartman , PhD

To me, cancer research is not just a career or something I find incredibly interesting. It’s personal.