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December 30, 2016

Fox Chase Fellows Scavenger Hunt

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

In June, we kicked off the 1st Annual Amazing Race-inspired Scavenger Hunt with the intention of educating new and old trainees alike about the Cancer Center. 

December 30, 2016

Teaching Opportunities Through Teen Research Internship Program Initiative

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

In an effort to prepare our trainees to be effective teachers and mentors in academia and beyond, Academic Affairs has expanded available teaching opportunities both at the high school level through the Teen Research Internship Program (TRIP) Initiative (a handson, active learning course for high school students motivated to explore their interests in science and medicine), and at the college level, through partnerships with Bryn Athyn and Chestnut Hill Colleges, as well as the University of Delaware.

Pam Jakubek
December 21, 2016

Not Home for the Holidays

By: Fox Chase Today

In 2012, Fox Chase nurse Pam Jakubek became a patient herself and gained a greater appreciation for the notion that cancer doesn’t take any days off. Her situation on Christmas Eve activated the hospital’s Rapid Response team, bringing in a full staff on a normally slow day. She was deeply moved by the response of the entire Fox Chase community.

December 19, 2016

Devoted Girl Scout Goes for Gold by Comforting Breast Cancer Patients

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Shelukar worked throughout the year, developing prototypes, and getting feedback from Allison Aggon, DO, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, as well as our nurse navigators.

December 15, 2016

Tahseen Al-Saleem, MD, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

By: Fox Chase Conversations

The Iraqi Society of the UK honored Tahseen Al-Saleem, MD, a pathologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, with a lifetime achievement award at its November 2016 meeting in London.

December 15, 2016

Art Blooms at Fox Chase

By: Fox Chase Conversations

The colorful painting of three large sunflowers stretches across a wall between the Hospital and Center buildings, and extends out into a peaceful corner of the courtyard. Artist Loraine Dunn painted the beautiful mural over the course of two weekends with the support of the Friends of the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Yifan Wang PhD
December 1, 2016

Trainee Spotlight: Yifan Wang, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"When I was young I never dreamed of being a scientist until my father died of liver cancer when I was twelve years old. After his death, I chose to become a pharmacist to develop new, effective drugs to fight cancer and I initially pursued a bachelor’s degree in the field of biopharmaceutics at the Chinese Pharmacology University. During my last semester, however, my focus changed following an experience in Dr. Luo Lu’s lab at Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences."

November 30, 2016

Facing Lung Cancer Together

By: Fox Chase Conversations

November was National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center started off the month with Together Facing Lung Cancer, an event that united lung cancer survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals for an evening of education, discussion, and hope.

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