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February 15, 2018

Q&A: Blue Light Cystoscopy versus White Light Cystoscopy in the Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Each year, more than 79,000 people in the U.S. are faced with a bladder cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, 70 percent of bladder cancers are caught at an early stage. But still, finding some early stage tumors and lesions may be challenging because of the inconsistent ability to distinguish from healthy tissue when viewed through a scope only using white light, making these tumors more difficult to treat.

February 12, 2018

5 Things to Know About Clinical Trials in Cancer Treatment

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Almost every cancer treatment available today has come about because of clinical trials. These carefully designed research studies test new treatments—such as cancer-fighting drugs—to see how well they work. Should you or a loved one volunteer for one? Here are some important things to consider.

February 12, 2018

Friendship is the Best Medicine

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

It’s a true story that reads like a Hollywood script: two scientists from different countries meet at a conference and decide to collaborate on a shared interest. Along with a third scientist, they work together for years, with two of the scientists going back and forth across the ocean. Ultimately they make a landmark discovery that saves many lives and earns them the Nobel Prize. But rather than riding off into the sunset as the credits roll, their story continued.

February 12, 2018

Changing Course

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

“When I had surgery the first time it was an emergency. We had no time to weigh options or research the best treatment,” Mahmood Saeed said. “This second time, however, my wife and I were able to make an informed decision.”

February 9, 2018

Mohs Surgery—Optimal Treatment for Basal and Squamous Cell Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the U.S. When a patient gets a skin cancer diagnosis, sunlight and artificial ultraviolet light from sources such as tanning beds and sunlamps, are often the culprits. The good news is that the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are very easily treatable if diagnosed early and managed correctly.

February 6, 2018

Being Proactive About Your Health While on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are sometimes faced with a difficult patient-based decision: Do they treat their cancer immediately, or consider the strategy of postponing treatment, a technique called “active surveillance with curative intent?”

Sajitha Anthony, PhD
February 1, 2018

Trainee Spotlight: Sajitha Anthony, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"After graduation, I was at a crossroads—I could become a medical doctor, or I could go to graduate school and have a career focused on research and teaching.  After much consideration, I chose to go to graduate school, starting at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2011 and working on my thesis in Dr. Jeffrey Peterson’s lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center."

The Vaccine That Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
January 31, 2018

The Vaccine That Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. “It is endemic,” said Christina Chu, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “Seventy to 80 percent of people have been exposed to it.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and 14 million more will be infected annually. 

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