Cancer Conversations Blog

September 1, 2016

Trainee Spotlight: Vivek Modi, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"The current phase of my career began serendipitously when I met Dr. Roland Dunbrack in India. I became his tour guide and we spoke about everything from culture and history, to science, which led to me becoming a postdoc in his lab in December 2013."

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS
August 31, 2016

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS, Featured as Guest Writer for

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was asked to be a guest writer for the health section of 

August 29, 2016

A New Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Colorectal Cancer

By: Fox Chase Today

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, such a phase 3 clinical trial for MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancer.

August 15, 2016

Staff and Volunteers Participate in Project to Provide New Blankets for Patients

By: Fox Chase Conversations

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the Friends of the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center held a Blanket Project event at Fox Chase. The event was open to volunteers and staff to help make blankets from 12 pm to 2 pm and 5 to 6 pm. Participants completed five blankets during each session, with a total of 10 blankets created for patients. 

August 12, 2016

Melanoma Warrior

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Carla Rake, a former melanoma patient at Fox Chase Cancer Center, writes about how her experiences led her to become an advocate for melanoma research and sun safety:  

August 10, 2016

Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, and Patient Melissa Kartasevich Attend Advocacy Day 2016 to Advocate for Funding for Pancreatic Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

In a report of the top five deadliest cancers, pancreatic cancer is listed as No. 3, and it has the lowest survival rate, at 8 percent, among those cancers. With these statistics, it is surprising that in 2013, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) allocated only $101 million to pancreatic cancer research — the second-lowest funding of the five deadliest cancers. In response, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network organized Advocacy Day as a way to advocate for more federal funding and initiatives for pancreatic cancer.

Kaitlyn Gregory, DNP, RN
August 5, 2016

Fox Chase ICU Nurse Chosen as Finalist in the Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Kaitlyn Gregory, DNP, RN, a staff RN and interim clinical nurse specialist in the ICU at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was selected as a finalist in the Clinical Nursing category in the Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Awards. Gregory is one of 30 nurses in the Mid-Atlantic region who were honored.

August 5, 2016

Farm Stand at Jeanes Hospital Offers Fresh, Locally Grown Food to Benefit the Jeanes Hospital Auxiliary

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Artfully arranged in baskets with hand-lettered chalk signs, a seasonal variety of fresh produce ranging from berries and sweet cherry tomatoes to bunches of leafy greens, piles of string beans, and ears of fresh corn weigh down the tables of the farm stand every week at Jeanes Hospital.