July 26, 2018
The Important Role Tumor Boards Play in Cancer Care
When it comes to cancer care, looking at a patient’s case from different perspectives is an essential part of deciding the best treatment approach. That’s why tumor boards are so crucial. These meetings provide a huge benefit to patients, though it’s a... read more
March 31, 2017
Together Facing Leiomyosarcoma
“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.” Matthews was one of the 70 patients,... read more
November 10, 2016
New phase 2 clinical trial for patients with locally advanced or metas...
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... read more
July 25, 2015
What is Sarcoma?
Updated: March 6, 2020 Sarcoma is a type of cancer found in tumors of connective and supportive tissues, such as nerves, muscles, joints, fat and bones, and it’s one of the most misdiagnosed and under-reported types of cancer. Many cancer patients and... read more
February 20, 2015
A Second Opinion Can Dramatically Change the Course of Cancer Treatmen...
In 2011, Jean Hankee noticed a strange-looking vein on her right shin. At first, she said it looked like an “empty” varicose vein.“I thought it was just something that happened as I was getting older,” said Jean, who was 71 at the time.During her yearly... read more
July 9, 2013
What is a Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) and How is It Treated...
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) are rare tumors of the deeper layer of the skin that can be aggressive in the location where they arise but rarely metastasize (spread to other organs). DFSP are rare tumors grouped into a type of tumor class called... read more