Cancer Conversations Blog

December 20, 2012

Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy the Best Tool to Diagnose Melanoma?

By: Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS

The diagnosis of melanoma can be a very scary and anxiety provoking time. As a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with melanoma, most of my patients have had a biopsy performed by their primary medical doctor or dermatologist before they see me. They are typically referred to me for a treatment recommendation and further management.

December 11, 2012

Fox Chase Teams Up With the Flyers Charities for Halloween Fun

By: Fox Chase Conversations

An NHL strike didn't stop Flyers Charities from holding their inaugural Halloween 5K Run and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

December 9, 2012

A Struggle for Funding

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

How one man saved a research institute.

November 30, 2012

“Melissa, you have ovarian cancer” (part 2 of 2)

By: Missy Dougherty

My initial meeting with Dr. Mark Morgan and his nurse left me full of hope.

November 20, 2012

“Melissa, you have ovarian cancer” (Part 1 of 2)

By: Missy Dougherty

Could it be that nightmare I alluded to earlier was ending or just beginning? The pathology came back, and it was positive. She said, “Melissa, you have ovarian cancer.”

November 14, 2012

Prostate Cancer: Is PSA Screening Worth the Trouble?

By: Marc C. Smaldone, MD

In May 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force finalized a controversial draft statement recommending against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.

November 2, 2012

What Exactly is a “Head and Neck” Cancer?

By: Jeffrey Chang-Jen Liu, MD

Head and neck cancer compromises a broad range of diseases which affect the part of the body above the collarbone, or clavicle. 

October 26, 2012

Guess who I ran into at BJ’s Wholesale Club in October?

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Earlier this month, BJ’s Wholesale Club in Conshohocken, PA, hosted an annual event called “BJ’s Pink Picnic.” BJ’s invited Fox Chase Cancer Center survivors, family members, and friends as well as Club Members to attend to learn about and celebrate cancer research and survivorship.