Fox Chase Cancer Center News

December 1, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Tips to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2016) – The New Year is just weeks away. Empower your 2017 by making a resolution to reduce your risk for cancer. Your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. Take steps this coming year to adopt positive changes and get regular recommended cancer screenings.

David Wiest, PhD
November 30, 2016

Fox Chase Researchers Discover Genetic Mutation Behind Several Cancers

PHILADELPHIA (November 30, 2016) – Working with a team of researchers who were screening and treating newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have uncovered previously unknown information about how some cancers are formed. 

Rosaleen Parsons, MD, FACR
November 28, 2016

Renal Mass Biopsies May Improve Kidney Cancer Outcomes

PHILADELPHIA (November 28, 2016) – In a single study based on a review of a database assembled over the last 15 years, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers recently showed that renal mass biopsy enabled accurate diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma.

Carolyn Fang, PhD
November 21, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Researchers Successfully Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Among Korean-American Women

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2016) – Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center found that cervical cancer screening rates in the traditionally under-served and under-screened community of Korean-American women increased in response to a multi-component health intervention.

David S. Weinberg, MD
November 11, 2016

Prestigious Interurban Clinical Club Welcomes Fox Chase’s David S. Weinberg

PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2016) — David S. Weinberg, MD, chairman of the Department of Medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been elected to the Interurban Clinical Club.

In a unanimous vote by the council and general membership, Weinberg was voted in as an active member in a meeting on November 4 in Philadelphia. He will be welcomed at the group’s next meeting in April 2017 in Baltimore.

November 10, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Commits to “Just Bag It” to Promote Safe Handling of Vincristine

PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2016) – As part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety, Fox Chase Cancer Center is standing with a national campaign to end a dangerous chemotherapy error. Just Bag It: The NCCN Campaign for Safe Vincristine Handling, launched today by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), encourages health care providers to adopt a policy to always dilute and administer the medication vincristine in a mini IV-drip bag to prevent the improper administration of the drug.

Vasily Studitsky, PhD
November 7, 2016

Fox Chase Researchers Unlock Previously Inaccessible DNA Regions, Creating a Path for New Cancer Drug Discovery

PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2016) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a a new way for FACT to unspool DNA from the histones that normally provide DNA packaging in the small volume of cell nuclei. The study appears early online in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Valerie Armstead, MD
November 4, 2016

Valerie Elizabeth Armstead, MD, Joins the Fox Chase Cancer Center Department of Anesthesiology

PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2016) – Valerie Elizabeth Armstead, MD, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as a professor in the department of anesthesiology.