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Psychologist Paula H. Finestone, PhD
February 15, 2017

Psychologist Paula H. Finestone, PhD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2017) – Dr. Finestone, will start at the Center’s department of medicine on February 15, 2017.

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
February 8, 2017

Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program Awarded FACT Reaccreditation

PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2017) – The Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program has received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for adult allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation, peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection, and cellular therapy product processing with minimal manipulation. 

Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH
February 2, 2017

Most Elective Colorectal Surgery Patients Receive Inadequate Bowel Preparation to Prevent Postoperative Complications, Study Shows

PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2017) – In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University confirmed that oral antibiotics combined with mechanical bowel preparation were more effective at preventing surgical site infections after elective colorectal surgery compared to no bowel preparation or use of mechanical bowel preparation alone. Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, professor of surgical oncology at Fox Chase, led the study, which appears in Annals of Surgery.

Eric D. Tetzlaff, MHS, PA-C
February 2, 2017

Eric D. Tetzlaff Receives National Recognition as AAPA Distinguished Fellow

PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2017) – Eric D. Tetzlaff, MHS, a physician assistant at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) for his outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession. 

Krisha Howell, MD
February 1, 2017

Krisha J. Howell, MD, Joins the Fox Chase Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology as Assistant Professor

PHILADELPHIA (February 1, 2017) – A board-certified radiation oncologist, Howell will start at Fox Chase on February 1, 2017.

Edna Cukierman, PhD
January 31, 2017

Study: Pancreatic and Kidney Cancers Contain Noncancerous Niches that May be Manipulated to Hinder Tumor Growth

PHILADELPHIA (January 31, 2017) – A team of researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center has found that stroma – a tumor-associated niche containing noncancerous cells and extracellular proteins – carries a cellular signature indicating whether it is likely to promote or restrict the tumor’s growth. 

January 20, 2017

Less Than Half of Recommended Adults Screened for Lynch Syndrome

PHILADELPHIA (January 20, 2017) – A team of researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found that, despite the recommendation of screening guidelines, less than half of adults younger than 50 years old who have colorectal cancer are being screened for Lynch Syndrome, a genetic anomaly that increases the risk of colorectal and several other forms of cancer.

Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD
January 18, 2017

Junior Investigators Win Awards for Pilot Projects

PHILADELPHIA (January 18, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the results of its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Pilot Project Competition for Junior Investigators, Yibin Yang, PhD, Matthew R. Zibelman, MD, and Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD.

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