Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS
April 24, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Supports 27th Annual Race for the Cure

PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2017) — On Mother’s Day, May 14th, many members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center community will come together to participate in Susan G. Komen Philadelphia’s 27th Annual Race for the Cure.

April 19, 2017

76 Temple Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Philadelphia Magazine

(Philadelphia, PA) – Seventy-six (76) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for 2017. Thirty-seven are Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians.

April 13, 2017

In Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk, Less May be More

PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2017) – Genetics experts from Fox Chase Cancer Center are calling for more caution around how doctors assess genetic testing information for patients’ genetic predisposition to breast cancer risk.

April 10, 2017

New Clinical Study for Prostate Cancer Patients Available at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2017) — A new clinical study is available for prostate cancer patients who are concerned about recurrence. The study is using a new imaging agent to reveal how tissue and organs are functioning. In the study, researchers are examining whether this more targeted imaging can lead to changed or better treatment plans for patients.

April 3, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Resources and Information About Head and Neck Cancer

Philadelphia (April 3, 2017) – Throughout April, Fox Chase Cancer Center aims to educate individuals about head and neck cancers, including risk factors, signs, and symptoms. Head and neck cancer includes a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses and mouth.

Shannon Lynch, PhD, MPH
April 3, 2017

Study Finds Biological Link Between Neighborhood and Disease Risk

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2017) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have begun to establish a biological basis for the long-held, but not well-tested theory that neighborhood exposures can impact health outcomes. They found that a biomarker implicated in cancer, telomere length (TL), could be influenced by sociodemographic circumstances associated with neighborhood.

Shannon Lynch, PhD, MPH
March 27, 2017

Researchers Use New Methodology to Identify Neighborhood Variables Associated with Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2017) – Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have created a new computational approach to determine whether neighborhood circumstances can influence the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. Although it will need to be tested in other studies, the development of a method that is common to both genetics and the neighborhood or social environment in which people live could have relevance to the Precision Medicine Initiative.

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.