Fox Chase Cancer Center News

January 20, 2017

Less Than Half of Recommended Adults Screened for Lynch Syndrome

PHILADELPHIA (January 20, 2017) – A team of researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found that, despite the recommendation of screening guidelines, less than half of adults younger than 50 years old who have colorectal cancer are being screened for Lynch Syndrome, a genetic anomaly that increases the risk of colorectal and several other forms of cancer.

Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD
January 18, 2017

Junior Investigators Win Awards for Pilot Projects

PHILADELPHIA (January 18, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the results of its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Pilot Project Competition for Junior Investigators, Yibin Yang, PhD, Matthew R. Zibelman, MD, and Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD.

Fox Chase is an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center
January 11, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Joins NCI Cancer Centers to Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

PHILADELPHIA (January 11, 2017) ― Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Fox Chase Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Martin J. Edelman, MD
January 9, 2017

Martin J. Edelman, MD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center as Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (January 9, 2017) – Martin J. Edelman, MD, a nationally renowned expert in the research and treatment of lung cancer, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and as deputy cancer center director for clinical research,

Christina S. Chu, MD
January 4, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Educate Women on Risk Factors and Signs of Ovarian Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (January 4, 2017) – January is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center is raising awareness about risk factors and signs of ovarian cancer.

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH
January 3, 2017

Study Finds Biological Explanation for Racial Disparities in Survival Rates for Certain Cancers

PHILADELPHIA (January 03, 2017) – A new study found a link between African ancestry and poor survival rates in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

January 3, 2017

Joan Font-Burgada, PhD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center as Assistant Professor in the Cancer Biology Program

PHILADELPHIA (January 3, 2017) – A researcher who works on liver cancer and regenerative medicine, Joan Font-Burgada, PhD, is a current recipient of the prestigious National Cancer Institute Pathway to Independence Award, a grant that helps highly accomplished postdoctoral researchers complete their training and transition to a faculty position.

December 19, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Earns High Marks on Federal Hospital Compare Report

PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2016) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has received a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its latest Hospital Care report.