Cancer Conversations Blog

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.

Shannon Lynch
September 13, 2016

I Rally: Shannon Lynch

By: Shannon Lynch, PhD, MPH

I am the product of a blue-collar upbringing.  I was raised on the principles of working hard and getting an education, but without funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to pursue scientific research.

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."