Cancer Conversations Blog

June 1, 2016

Trainee Spotlight: Meganathan Poorlin Ramakodi,PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"Since joining Dr. Camille Ragin's lab in 2013, my goal has been to identify genomic factors to serve as diagnostic biomarkers of those cancers adversely affecting African-Americans."

May 25, 2016

Cancer “Super Responders” Thrive Far Beyond Expectations

By: Fox Chase Today

A group of “miracle” cancer patients, known as “super responders,” may hold valuable clues as to why some patients respond exceptionally well to treatment while others do not.

May 25, 2016

What to expect from genetic counseling

By: Andrea Forman, MS, LCGC

A lot of people think that cancer “runs in the family,” but the truth is that fewer than 10 percent of cancers are the direct result of a genetic defect . Still, patients are increasingly referred for genetic counseling, because the results can help them make treatment decisions for themselves and also help family members to better understand their own risks.

May 24, 2016

Should Parents Be Concerned About Cancer Risk from CT Scans?

By: Mohan Doss, PhD, MCCPM

A Fox Chase Cancer Center researcher evaluating atomic bomb survivor data concluded that there should be no concern regarding low-dose radiation exposures to children and cancer risk from pediatric CT scans. The data on the long-term health effects of the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is generally regarded as the most important data for estimating health effects of radiation.

Dr. Fundakowski, Dr. Helstrom and Barb Ebersole
May 24, 2016

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Screening a Success

By: Fox Chase Today

Specialists from Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Temple Head & Neck Institute performed cancer screens on nearly 300 people from April 12-15, 2016 in observance of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

Dr. Uzzo
May 13, 2016

Process-of-Care Clinical Trials in Surgery

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Fox Chase Cancer Center surgeon Robert Uzzo has a commentary in Renal & Urology News about the efficacy of "processes-of-care-trials" or POCTS:

May 9, 2016

Immersion Science High School Programs: Deadlines for 2016

By: Fox Chase Conversations

The Immersion Science Program is taking applications for upcoming summer Immersion Essentials and fall Teachers programs.

May 6, 2016

Celebrating Better Speech & Hearing Month - Part I

By: Barbara Ebersole, BFA, MA, CCC-SLP

Your voice is one of your most intimate instruments of expression. With it, you convey how you want to be perceived and understood. Are you brave or shy? Intimidating or approachable? Strict or easygoing? Your voice conveys not only who you are, but also how you are feeling. Are you nervous, happy, scared, angry, or indifferent?