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April 15, 2019

Fox Chase Supports Annual Walk to End Bladder Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2019)—Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its support for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s annual “Walk to End Bladder Cancer.” Faculty, volunteers, patients, survivors and their families will walk together on Saturday, April 27.

April 9, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts Japanese Visiting Surgeon on Society of Surgical Oncology Traveling Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2019) – Tomoki Makino, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of gastrointestinal surgery at Osaka University in Japan, spent the first week of April learning about the American surgical system as a visiting surgeon at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, received a PCAN grant to support research into potential new therapies for pancreatic cancer.
April 4, 2019

Igor Astsaturov Receives Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Grant for Research on the Netrin-1 Molecule and Metastasis

PHILADELPHIA (April 4, 2019) — Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, co-leader of the Marvin and Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute at Fox Chase Cancer Center, received a grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to support research into potential new therapies for pancreatic cancer.

Anna A. Kiseleva, PhD candidate, of the Molecular Therapeutics Program
April 2, 2019

Presence, Absence of Cell “Antenna” Contributes to Off-Target Effects of Common Cancer Drugs

PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2019) – Some of the most common drugs used to target cancer cells may also have unintended effects on cells throughout the entire body by affecting a signaling “antenna” that cells use to send and receive information, according to new research from scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

April 1, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Raises Awareness About Symptoms and Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center seeks to raise awareness about symptoms and risk factors for head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer is used to describe many malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses and mouth.

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH
March 28, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Researcher Extends Cancer Control Collaborations into the Caribbean

PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2019) — With support from the National Cancer Institute, Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH, and colleagues are building a cancer research infrastructure in the Caribbean to prepare the region to reduce its cancer burden.

March 28, 2019

More Than a Third of Breast Cancer Patients Transfer Care After Initial Diagnosis, Increasing Delays in Treatment That Can Impact Outcomes

PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2019) — More than 36 percent of breast cancer patients transfer their care to new providers, incurring the risk that surgery and other treatments will be delayed, increasing the likelihood they will neglect recommendations for timely treatment.

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