Fox Chase Cancer Center Events


ASH 2016 Reception

Saturday, December 3, 2016
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for a reception at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.


Prostate Cancer Support Group, December

Thursday, December 8, 2016

For anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer. To register for December 8, 2016, or for more information, call the Urology Office at 215-728-1111, or Holly Riggs, MSW, LSW, at 215-728-2936.


IBC Meeting, December

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Institutional Biosafety Committee at Fox Chase (IBC) meets regularly. These meetings are open to the public.


Laryngectomy Support Group, December

Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Laryngectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the larynx (voice box), often because of cancer. “The Speakeezy Club of Delaware Valley” is a Laryngectomy support group that provides information, education, and psychosocial support to patients and their families. Support is provided by a social worker and a speech-language pathologist.

No registration is needed. For information, call Liane McCarroll at 215-728-2622 or Florence Bender, BSW at 215-728-2617.


Ostomy Support Group, December

Thursday, December 15, 2016
3:00pm to 4:00pm

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening (a stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. Examples of ostomies include colostomy and urostomy. If you or someone you know has an ostomy and could use a little extra help and support, please join us for a monthly psychoeducational support group.

No registration required. For information, call Holly Riggs, MSW, LSW, at 215-728-2936 or the ostomy nurses at 215-728-5500.


Translational Medicine Seminar Series: Refining Treatment Paradigms for Localized and Advanced Bladder Cancer: An Update from the Fox Chase Cancer Center GU Translational Research Group

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dr. Plimack is chief of GU Medical Oncology, director of Genitourinary Clinical Research, and associate professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center.


Head and Neck Support Group, December

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

This monthly group offers education and support for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for head & neck cancer. Family members are also welcome. Learn how others have dealt with cancer-related problems and share what has worked for you and your family. Educational services are provided by a speech therapist, physical therapist, clinical nurse specialist and social worker.

No registration is required.

For more information, call Florence Bender, BSW at 215-728-2617.


Esophagectomy Support Group, December

Monday, December 26, 2016

This group, designed for esophagectomy patients, helps people learn about the procedure and share successful ways of coping. To register, or for more information, call Susan Haney, MSW, LCSW, at 215-728-2672.