Fox Chase Cancer Center News

June 19, 2017

Dr. Larry Kaiser, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, Named One of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare writes that those on the list “stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities.”

Remembering W. Thomas London, MD
June 6, 2017

Remembering W. Thomas London, MD

PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2017) - It is with great respect that we remember and pay tribute to an admired colleague and friend, a luminary in his field, and a noted figure within Fox Chase Cancer Center’s legacy. We join you in mourning the loss of W. Thomas London, MD, Professor Emeritus, on Saturday, June 3, following an apparent heart attack. He was 85 years old.

Martin J. Edelman, MD, FACP
June 2, 2017

Breast Cancer Drug Found to be Ineffective in Treating Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2017) - Martin J. Edelman, MD, FACP, chair of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, presented the results of a clinical study testing palbociclib at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. Of the 32 patients evaluated, only two responded to the drug, showing it to be ineffective on its own for patients with squamous NSCLC.

Fox Chase Cancer Center
June 1, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center to Host High School Students as Part of Immersion Science Program

PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2017) - Approximately 200 students from five area high schools will come together at Fox Chase Cancer Center on June 5 to present data they gathered through the Center’s Immersion Science Program.

Roman Petrov, MD
May 16, 2017

Roman Petrov, MD, Joins the Fox Chase Cancer Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the arrival of Roman Petrov, MD, who will join the faculty as assistant professor in the division of thoracic surgery. He will concurrently serve as assistant professor of thoracic medicine and surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD
May 15, 2017

Rosaleen B. Parsons Receives Distinguished Alumnae Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 15, 2017) – Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has awarded Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, its Distinguished Alumnae Award. Parsons is chair of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she has worked since 1999.

Lori Goldstein, MD
May 15, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Announces New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer Patients

PHILADELPHIA (May 15, 2017) – Medical oncologists Lori Goldstein, MD, and Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, are opening a phase 2 immunotherapy clinical trial for newly diagnosed, locally recurrent, or metastatic HER2-overexpressing breast cancer.

May 8, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Educate Individuals on Early Signs of Skin Cancer and How to Protect Skin from Sun Damage

PHILADELPHIA (May 8, 2017) — May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. When outdoors this season, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Fox Chase Cancer Center seeks to educate individuals on the early signs of skin cancer and steps you can take to prevent the disease.