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Fox Chase Cancer Center News

September 28, 2016

Short-Term, High-Dose Course of Radiation Comparable to Standard of Care in Prostate Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2016) – Radiation treatment can be delivered to patients with prostate cancer at a higher dose and in a shorter amount of time with limited adverse effects, according to recent data from Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016 Annual Meeting.  

Paws for the Cause
September 27, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 17th Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

PHILADELPHIA (September 27, 2016) – Grab your furry friend and head to Fox Chase Cancer Center’s 17th annual Paws for the Cause to enjoy a Sunday stroll in the beautiful fall weather while raising money for cancer research.

September 26, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Doctors to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings at 2016 Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (September 26, 2016) – Fox Chase Cancer Center doctors will provide free rapid skin cancer screening in the Mobile Screening Unit at the 2016 Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The screenings will be available from 7 am until 9 am.

September 26, 2016

Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Shows No Survival Benefit over Targeted Radiotherapy for Patients with Limited Brain Tumor Metastases

PHILADELPHIA (September 26, 2016) – Thomas M. Churilla, MD, a resident physician at Fox Chase Cancer Center, presented the results of a secondary analysis of a prospective randomized trial at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016 Annual Meeting.

Shannon Lynch, PhD, MPH
September 12, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Researchers to Present Data on Neighborhood Environment and Cancer Risk

PHILADELPHIA (September 12, 2016) – Studying neighborhood environments and examining geospatial approaches is an area of rising interest in cancer research. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers will contribute at the first Conference on Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

September 1, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Educate Men on the Symptoms and Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (September 1, 2016) – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month—a time for men to take charge of their health by learning the risk factors for prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. While prostate cancer can be a serious disease, most men diagnosed with it do not die from it. Today, there are over 2.9 million men living in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point.

Allison Aggon, MD
September 1, 2016

Allison Aggon, DO, Joins Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (September 1, 2016) — Allison Aggon, DO, has joined the department of surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and is focusing on breast surgery.

August 22, 2016

National Cancer Institute Renews Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Designation

PHILADELPHIA (August 22, 2016) — Fox Chase Cancer Center will continue its 40-plus year designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center after receiving reviews of excellent to outstanding from the National Cancer Institute.

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