A side view photograph of a patient sitting in a tan medical chair, speaking with a Fox Chase doctor on the other side of them.
January 16, 2018
Screening Guidelines for 5 Common Cancers
Updated: April 7, 2021 It goes without saying that cancer is not a topic that we want at the top of our mind. But the reality is, knowing your risk factors and getting screened may help catch cancer early. Talking to your physician at your annual check-up... read more
A closeup photo of a person's hand resting on a dark stone surface, holding a cigarette between their fingers.
January 8, 2018
What Every Current or Former Smoker Should Know About Lung Cancer
Updated: April 8, 2022 It’s not news that smoking is by far the biggest cause of lung cancer. And the more someone smokes, the greater their risk of lung cancer. But this fact about smoking may surprise you: “Even light smoking raises your risk of lung... read more
A photograph of a Fox Chase doctor smiling as he speaks with a patient receiving an IV in a medical room.
November 28, 2017
Why a Second Opinion for Lung Cancer Is a Good Idea
Updated: February 25, 2020 If you’ve just received a lung cancer diagnosis, you almost certainly feel frightened—and you may have a sense of urgency about starting treatment. But typically there is time for something that could be invaluable: a second... read more
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March 13, 2017
A New Phase 1 Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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
November 30, 2016
Facing Lung Cancer Together
November was National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center started off the month with Together Facing Lung Cancer, an event that united lung cancer survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals for an evening of education,... read more
A photograph of two boxes of Opdivo and a bottle of Opdivo beside each, on a white background.
January 17, 2015
Exciting News in the Fight Against Lung Cancer
A news story in USA Today’s January 13, 2015 edition reported that a new cancer drug, Opdivo, is working so successfully that maker Bristol-Myers Squibb announced this week that it is ending a trial in lung cancer two years ahead of schedule. “We... read more