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April 27, 2016

Melanoma Patients, Donna and Carla, Visit Capitol Hill to Lobby for Research Funding

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Melanoma patients have a special bond. The weekend of March 12 and 13 we, Donna and Carla, were offered the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. with the Melanoma Research Foundation.

April 22, 2016

Kickball Team Supports Hope Lodge

By: Fox Chase Conversations

The Office of Clinical Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center is kicking one out of the park in support of the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society.

April 22, 2016

Fox Chase Taco Night at Hope Lodge

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Nurses from a range of departments at Fox Chase Cancer Center recently came together to put on a taco night for guests staying at the nearby AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society. Hope Lodge offers lodging at no cost for out-of-area cancer patients being treated in the Philadelphia area.

April 22, 2016

Nurses Rewarded for Reducing UTIs in Patients

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Nursing units at Fox Chase Cancer Center were recently rewarded with a sweet treat after their work led to a significant decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients.

April 19, 2016

Paving the Way for Personalized Therapy

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have identified a way forward for personalized cancer treatments for a wide range of cancers. Their findings can provide new insight into the mechanisms of a small molecule and investigational new drug for cancer called ONC201. The drug not only stimulates a powerful anticancer protein called TRAIL, but also the death receptor for TRAIL (also known as DR5) on tumor cells. This allows TRAIL to specifically kill tumor cells.

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April 19, 2016

Take Steps to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Fox Chase Cancer Center encourages all individuals to start taking steps to reduce their risk for cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than one million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. Fortunately, people can help prevent cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices and getting regular recommended cancer screenings.

April 19, 2016

Clinical Trial of the Month

By: Fox Chase Today

This month, we are highlighting a Phase 2 Clinical Trial for patients diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer that will be led by Daniel M. Geynisman, MD, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase who specializes in genitourinary cancers.

April 18, 2016

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Recent Research Highlights

By: Risk Assessment Program

A recent presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting on Genitourinary Cancers discussed the role of DNA repair as a target in treatment of Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). 

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