Cancer Conversations Blog

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.

August 1, 2016

Together Facing Pancreatic Cancer Event Highlighted Developments in the Field and Patient Stories

By: Fox Chase Today

The urgent need for clinical trials and new therapies was on full display when Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network joined forces for Together Facing Pancreatic Cancer, an event uniting patients, friends, family, clinicians, and researchers.

July 27, 2016

Fox Chase Hosts Cancer Moonshot Summit to Discuss Research Progress

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Can 10 years of cancer-fighting progress really be cut in half? Vice President Joe Biden believes so, and he has challenged researchers and clinicians around the country to double their progress to end cancer as we know it.

July 25, 2016

See What’s Building at Fox Chase Cancer Center

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Fox Chase Cancer Center is looking a little different these days as various construction projects are getting underway around campus.