PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2017) – Specialists from Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Temple Head & Neck Institute (THNI) will offer free oral cancer screenings in observance of the 20th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) taking place April 2-9, 2017.
PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2017) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its continuing support for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk. Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together as members of the Fox Chase team on Sunday, March 26.
PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2017) – In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Fox Chase Cancer Center is urging both men and women to schedule a colorectal cancer screening. One’s lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is approximately 1 in 21 (4.7%) for men and 1 in 23 (4.4%) for women.
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.
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.
Ten Minutes That Could Save Your Life. Wednesday, April 5, Temple Head & Neck Institute and Fox Chase Cancer Center Collaborate to Offer Free Screenings During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® 2017. 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
This year Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week is April 2-9, 2017.
To celebrate, the Temple Head & Neck Institute will be providing free head and neck screening examinations on the Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Jeanes Hospital campuses. Our goal is to not only identify those with signs and symptoms that are worrisome for head and neck cancer, but to also provide key information and education which will hopefully empower patients and spread the word of how to watch and look for early changes in the mouth, head, or neck which might not be normal.
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.