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In Vino Vita
March 23, 2017

Fourth Annual In Vino Vita Wine Auction Supports Research and Patient Care at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center will present its signature fundraising event In Vino Vita Benefit and Wine Auction on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Vie.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
March 16, 2017

Chemotherapy Shows Immunotherapy-Like Effect in Bladder Cancer, Study Shows

PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2017) —  Philip H. Abbosh, MD, PhD, assistant research professor at Fox Chase, led a research team searching for evidence that chemotherapy may activate the immune system to eradicate bladder cancer. A poster of the study is being presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 4.

Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD
March 16, 2017

Genetic Evidence Links Pancreatic Cancer and Cholesterol

PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2017) — Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, and Linara Gabitova, PhD, have shown for the first time that pancreatic cancer cells are dependent on cholesterol metabolism to form and grow. The study also singled out an enzyme that could be targeted to eliminate cholesterol production within the pancreas. A poster of the study is being presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 2.

March 9, 2017

Ten Minutes That Could Save Your Life

PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2017) – Specialists from Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Temple Head & Neck Institute (THNI) will offer free oral cancer screenings in observance of the 20th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) taking place April 2-9, 2017.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” Run/Walk to Fight Colon Cancer
March 7, 2017

Fox Chase Supports Annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” Run/Walk to Fight Colon Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2017) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its continuing support for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk. Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together as members of the Fox Chase team on Sunday, March 26.

March 1, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Encourages Men and Women to Schedule a Colorectal Cancer Screening

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2017) – In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Fox Chase Cancer Center is urging both men and women to schedule a colorectal cancer screening.  One’s lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is approximately 1 in 21 (4.7%) for men and 1 in 23 (4.4%) for women.

Eric M. Horwitz, MD
February 21, 2017

Eric M. Horwitz, MD, Inducted into Inaugural Class of Fellows of the American Brachytherapy Society

PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2017)— Eric M. Horwitz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been selected by the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) as an inaugural ABS Fellow. He will be formally recognized at the ABS 2017 Annual Conference in Boston in April. 

Psychologist Paula H. Finestone, PhD
February 15, 2017

Psychologist Paula H. Finestone, PhD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2017) – Dr. Finestone, will start at the Center’s department of medicine on February 15, 2017.

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