Last week about 150 patients receiving chemotherapy at Fox Chase Cancer Center got a little extra comfort to go with their care. Herk’s Heroes, an advocacy group led by Fox Chase nurse navigator Caryn Vadseth spent several hours distributing Chemo Comfort Bags in the infusion room and the Clinical Research Unit (CRU).
“When we all get together, it’s the greatest gift,” Jim Matthews, a 20-year cancer survivor, said. “We’re looking for answers. If you open yourself up to fellowship and friends, you’ll find there’s a lot out there.”
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.
"I am interested in exploring molecular mechanisms of regulated cell death activated by cytokines and viruses, and finding therapeutic avenues utilizing these mechanisms for the treatment of human diseases."
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network presented Dr. Alexander Kutikov's 2017 webinar "Life after Bladder Removal – Selecting your best urinary diversion" as part of their 2017 Patient Insight Webinar Series. Watch the videos or read the transcripts.
Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS, of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, chaired a session on bladder cancer at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held February 16–18, 2017, in Orlando, Florida