Cancer Conversations Blog

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.

December 19, 2016

Devoted Girl Scout Goes for Gold by Comforting Breast Cancer Patients

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Shelukar worked throughout the year, developing prototypes, and getting feedback from Allison Aggon, DO, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, as well as our nurse navigators.

November 4, 2016

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: 17th Annual Paws for the Cause

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Hundreds of people and dogs braved rainy weather to support the advancement of breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center, making the 17th Annual Paws for the Cause a success. 

April 15, 2016

Have Mammogram Guidelines Changed?

By: Risk Assessment Program

You may have heard that in January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of medical experts, released guidelines recommending that women need fewer mammograms than had been recommended in the past. This can often be confusing, especially for women at increased risk for breast cancer.

March 14, 2016

Genetic Testing May Give Answers, but May Also Leave Questions

By: Andrea Forman, MS, LCGC; Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP

It is important to understand that there are different types of genetic testing that might be offered, multiple results may arise, and sometimes limited action is available.

March 7, 2016

Fox Chase Researcher Earns Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Grant

By: Fox Chase Conversations

An award-winning researcher and associate professor of Cancer Biology at Fox Chase Cancer Center – Temple Health, Jeffrey R. Peterson, PhD, recently earned a $50,000 research grant from the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC), along with his colleagues. The check was presented by Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder, PBCC.

August 31, 2015

The Importance of Sharing – Especially If It Involves Cancer Risk

By: Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP

Genetic testing for cancer risks has been getting a lot of attention in the media this year, spurred by news that Angelia Jolie underwent a double mastectomy, after testing positive for a gene that put her at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer.

August 20, 2015

When it Comes to Breast Care, Accreditation Matters

By: Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is the premier accreditation for breast centers throughout the United States. Due to its success, the program has sparked interest from more than a dozen foreign centers that want the ability to earn NAPBC accreditation.