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David Wiest, PhD
January 19, 2017

Study: Some Ribosomal Proteins Are More Complex and Multi-Faceted Than Previously Understood

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Fox Chase researchers found that Rpl22 and Rpl22-Like1 perform the previously undetected function of regulating RNA splicing in the nucleus by performing “extraribosomal” regulatory functions involving binding to select, critical target mRNAs.

January 18, 2017

A New Stage 2-4 Clinical Trial for HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma

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. Our nationally ranked doctors specialize in the development of these studies — specifically phase 1 and 2 trials.  A pilot clinical trial about stage 2-4 HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma will be led by Stefan Barta, MD, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase who specializes in Hematology.

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.

December 30, 2016

Developing Novel Cancer Therapeutic Approaches in the Wafik-El Deiry Lab

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

When you walk into the El-Deiry lab you can feel it: the weight of powerful stuff being done under the umbrella of an energetic, collaborative, and generally happy team. In some ways, this is what many trainees crave: good science in a harmonious environment. But: how was this achieved? Was it the mentor or the people? Was it the questions being asked or something else entirely? To figure out what makes this lab—the biggest at the Cancer Center—tick, we bribed them with pizza to give us a peek behind the curtain. Here’s what we learned.

December 30, 2016

Trainee Affairs Office Remodel

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

Located in the heart of the West Building, the Trainee Affairs Office is not just the headquarters for graduate student and postdoc training and support; it is a permanent testament to the achievements of our trainees and our Outreach Programs. 

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. 

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.

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