PHILADELPHIA (January 11, 2017) ― Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Fox Chase Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2016) – The New Year is just weeks away. Empower your 2017 by making a resolution to reduce your risk for cancer. Your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. Take steps this coming year to adopt positive changes and get regular recommended cancer screenings.
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.
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. After months of trial and error, Shelukar had her final product in June 2016. It’s a soft cloth-covered cushion that wraps around the seatbelt and stays in place with a Velcro strip fastener. She named it the Soothing Sleeve.
The colorful painting of three large sunflowers stretches across a wall between the Hospital and Center buildings, and extends out into a peaceful corner of the courtyard. Artist Loraine Dunn painted the beautiful mural over the course of two weekends with the support of the Friends of the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women, and is far and away the most lethal form of cancer. It is also the most preventable cancer. As with many other forms of cancer, prevention and early detection are key to reducing your risk.
On March 11th, you're invited to a free educational and inspirational event for patients, survivors, families and caregivers. Healthcare professionals from Fox Chase Cancer Center will be present to discuss new advances in chemotherapy, immunotherapy and surgery for LMS including uterine LMS. Other topics will include coping with LMS, stress management for patients and caregivers.
A team from Fox Chase Cancer Center will take part in the Philadelphia Get Your Rear in Gear 4-Mile Run/2-Mile Walk at Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Presented by the Colon Cancer Coalition, the event will raise colon cancer awareness and funds to support local efforts, including prevention, early detection, and treatment for this disease.
A team from the Bone Marrow Transplant team will take part in the Be the Match Walk/Run at the Navy Yard on Saturday, April 8th. Presented by the Be the Match Foundation, the event will raise blood cancer awareness and funds to support local efforts, including prevention, early detection, and treatment for this disease.