Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Psychological Distress Found as Both a Contributor to and Consequence of Cancer Treatment Delay

PHILADELPHIA (February 23, 2024) — Prior research has shown that delays in initiating cancer therapy are increasing, and these delays can lead to not only worse outcomes for patients, but also increased psychological distress. However, a new study published by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center has found that patients’ worry and fear can also contribute to their intentionally delaying the start of treatment.
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Fox Chase Researchers Find Oral Vancomycin Prevents C. Diff Infection in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients but Raises Risk of Gram-Negative Bacteremia

PHILADELPHIA (February 19, 2024) — Stem cell transplant recipients can reduce their risk of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection by taking the oral antibiotic vancomycin preventively, according to research from Fox Chase Cancer Center presented at a scientific meeting. However, the study also shows that taking this antibiotic can increase these patients’ risk of gram-negative bacteremia.
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Fox Chase Cancer Center and Fox Chase – Temple Urologic Institute Physician Joshua Cohn to Serve as Consultant to Shriners Children’s Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (February 13, 2024) — As part of a recently announced collaboration, Joshua Cohn, MD, FPMRS, an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a member of the Fox Chase – Temple Urologic Institute, will serve as a consultant at Shriners Children’s Philadelphia. He will care for patients with neurogenic urologic conditions, in which a patient lacks bladder control due to injury, neurological disorders, or congenital malformations.
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Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Yash Chhabra

PHILADELPHIA (February 9, 2024) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Yash Chhabra, PhD, as an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Signaling and Microenvironment Research Program, where he will focus on the influence of sex disparity in cancer and aging.
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