Fox Chase Cancer Center News

February 5, 2016

Susan Copley Cobb, RN, MSN, PhD, Joins Fox Chase and Jeanes Hospital as Director of Professional Development and Practice Innovation

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 13, 2013)—Susan Copley Cobb, RN, MSN, PhD, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital as Director of Professional Development and Practice Innovation. In this role, Dr. Cobb will be responsible for professional development and continuing nursing education functions, and evidence-based practice and nursing research initiatives across both campuses.  

February 2, 2016

Ovarian Cancer: Who is at Risk? What are the Signs?

PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2016) – While its overall incidence has decreased in recent years, ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, ranking fifth in cancer deaths among women. This February, Fox Chase Cancer Center—Temple Health seeks to educate women on the risk factors and signs of ovarian cancer.

National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
January 27, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention

(PHILADELPHIA, January 27, 2016) — HPV vaccination represents a rare opportunity to prevent many cases of cancer that is tragically underused. According to a 2015 CDC report, only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys in the U.S. are receiving the recommended three doses of the HPV vaccine.

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD
January 22, 2016

Junior Investigators Win Awards for Pilot Projects

PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2016) – The  Fox Chase Cancer Center’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Pilot Project Competition for Junior Investigators  was open to eligible junior faculty at Fox Chase Cancer Center or Temple University. 

Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA
January 22, 2016

Review by Fox Chase Cancer Center—Temple Health and Temple University School of Medicine Physicians Highlights Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bile Ducts Cancers

PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2016) – A multidisciplinary team of physicians from Fox Chase Cancer Center – Temple Health and the Temple University School of Medicine has compiled a comprehensive review of recent advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of bile ducts cancers (or cholangiocarcinomas). The review is published in the January 22nd issue of Cancer.

January 18, 2016

44 Temple Health Physicians Rated “Top Doctors” for 2016

PHILADELPHIA (January 18, 2016)  – Forty-four Temple University Health System (TUHS) physicians, including 26 at Fox Chase Cancer Center, have recently been named America’s Top Doctors® for 2016 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company.

Jeff Peterson, PhD
January 14, 2016

Repurposing Approved Kinase Inhibitors Could Combat Drug Resistance

PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2016) – This unprecedentedly large-scale screen revealed lead compounds that are more selective than approved drugs against mutant kinases and therefore less likely to produce resistance or side effects in patients.

January 14, 2016

HPV Vaccine Uptake is Highest Among Girls in High Poverty and Majority Hispanic Communities

PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2016) – Adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority Hispanic communities were more likely to have received at least one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those living in low-poverty communities and in communities of other racial and ethnic compositions, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.