Fox Chase Cancer Center News

March 12, 2021

Stephanie Greco Named New Councilor for Association for Academic Surgery

PHILADELPHIA (March 12, 2021)—Stephanie Greco, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently named a new councilor for the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

March 11, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Capabilities of Machine Learning to Identify Cancer Risk Factors

PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2021)—Scientists have learned that the socioeconomic circumstances of a neighborhood, including housing and employment, are related to cancer risk and outcomes. But to date, only a handful of measures, such as poverty, have been analyzed.

March 11, 2021

Some Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients May Get to Keep Their Bladders

PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2021)—According to research by Daniel M. Geynisman, MD, associate professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2021 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, some patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma, a form of bladder cancer, may not need to have their bladder removed.

March 11, 2021

Fox Chase Cancer Center Nursing Team Honored With Prestigious ‘I AM Patient Safety’ Achievement Award

PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2021) – A nursing team at Fox Chase Cancer Center has been honored as a recipient of the 2021 I AM Patient Safety award from the Patient Safety Authority. The team was awarded the Executive Director’s Choice award, making it one of 11 healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania to be recognized for their advancements, outcomes, and commitment to patient safet

March 10, 2021

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Jennifer Barsky Reese Receives New Investigator Award

PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2021)—Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD, associate professor for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently recognized with the New Investigator Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS).

March 10, 2021

Researchers Show Fitness Trackers Can Be Used to Assess Cancer Patient Well-Being

PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2021)— Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have demonstrated that fitness trackers such as Fitbit are feasible tools for assessing performance status—the ability to perform activities of daily living—in colorectal cancer patients. The finding is important because performance status is used to determine whether cancer patients may tolerate more or less aggressive forms of treatment and how they are holding up during treatment.

March 3, 2021

Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Use of Lipitor in Patients With Lynch Syndrome

PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2021)—Margie L. Clapper, PhD, co-leader of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, has been awarded a grant by the Prevent Cancer Foundation to investigate the use of atorvastatin, also known by the brand name Lipitor, to prevent cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome. Clapper will be working with Michael J. Hall, MD, MS, co-leader of Fox Chase’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, on the project. 

March 2, 2021

Fox Chase Cancer Center Launches Cancer Epigenetics Institute

PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 2021)—Fox Chase Cancer Center has launched a new Cancer Epigenetics Institute (CEI) that will create a locally based national hub for epigenetics study and collaboration focused on mechanisms promoting cancer and therapeutic resistance.


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