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Baruch S. Blumberg
July 28, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Celebrates 50 Years Since the Discovery of the Hepatitis B Virus

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

At a time before research on individual genes was possible, the late Nobel Laureate Baruch S. Blumberg combined these approaches, saving millions of lives.

July 5, 2017

Proteins and Pavarotti: How One Scientist Forged His Own Path

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

Roland Dunbrack was a toddler when Stanley P. Reimann died. But Reimann — founder of the Institute for Cancer Research, which evolved into Fox Chase Cancer Center — shared some striking similarities with the scientist Dunbrack has become.

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS
June 27, 2017

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, on the American College of Physicians's Young Fellows Association Speed Mentoring Program

By: Fox Chase Today

Dr. Jeffrey Farma on the value of the American College of Physicians and the ACS's Young Fellows Association Speed Mentoring Program.

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS
June 20, 2017

Jeffrey M. Farma Comments on a New Study of Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma

By: Fox Chase Today

In an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox Chase surgeon Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, comments on a new study on melanoma surgery published in the June 8th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

June 14, 2017

An Intimate Look at Sex After Cancer

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

Cancer can take people through a series of waiting rooms, infusion rooms, operating rooms, and hospital rooms. When it’s over, another problem can be lurking in a different room: the bedroom.

Immersion Science Program students
June 13, 2017

High School Students Present Research at Symposium Hosted by Fox Chase’s Immersion Science Program

By: Fox Chase Conversations

On June 5, 2017, students representing five Philadelphia-area high schools came together at Fox Chase for the second year of the Immersion Science Program’s Citizen Science, a mini-symposium, where they presented their research and met with working scientists.

W. Thomas London, MD, 1932-2017
June 6, 2017

In Memoriam: W. Thomas London, MD

By: Fox Chase Conversations

W. Thomas London, MD, Professor Emeritus, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017, following an apparent heart attack. He was 85 years old. His work in studying the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of viral-related liver cancer earned him international recognition.

June 1, 2017

Trainee Spotlight: Janusz Franco-Barraza, MD, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"My story at Fox Chase Cancer Center started in September 2009, when I joined Dr. Edna (Eti) Cukierman’s lab. Since then, it has been a great three-dimensional adventure learning how non-cancerous cellular and extracellular components surrounding the cancer cells (named together as the tumor stroma), and in particular the extracellular matrix influence tumor growth and cancer progression."

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