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Margaret von Mehren, MD
September 21, 2018

Rare Pediatric Cancer Initiative to be Announced at Biden Cancer Summit

PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2018)— On September 21, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are hosting the National Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, D.C., to drive the urgency of now by promoting new solutions, bringing together problem solvers, and telling stories that epitomize what it means to be cancer FIERCE. The Life Raft Group will announce a new initiative to strengthen and advance research for effective treatments of a rare subset of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) patients who have been unresponsive to the current standard treatments. 

Dr. Bob Beck
September 17, 2018

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s J. Robert Beck Receives West Oak Lane Charter School Community Champion Award

PHILADELPHIA (September 17, 2018)— On September 20, 2018, J. Robert Beck, MD, Senior Vice President and Deputy Cancer Center Director at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will receive the West Oak Lane Charter School Community Champion Award, in recognition of Dr. Beck’s support of WOLCS’s STEM program.

Paws for the Caws 2018
September 11, 2018

Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 19th Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2018) – This one-mile walk around Fox Chase Cancer Center’s main campus is a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research and the postdoctoral research program. Participants will enjoy a variety of vendors, professional pet photos, animal rescue organizations, entertainment, refreshments, contests, and prizes.

September 10, 2018

Presence or Absence of Colorectal Adenomas Influences Efficacy of Chemoprevention

PHILADELPHIA (September 10, 2018)— Chemoprevention was effective in reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer in a new study, but the therapies worked differently depending on whether mice presented with or without benign tumors at the time the intervention started. 

Alana O’Reilly, PhD
September 10, 2018

Balancing Diet-Responsive Signaling Determines Stem Cell Lifespan

PHILADELPHIA (September 6, 2018) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have demonstrated for the first time how two diet-dependent signaling pathways fit together to control the health and lifespan of stem cells. Their work shows that manipulating the balance between these pathways can influence how long stem cells live and how long they can reproduce.

Dr. Boumber
August 29, 2018

Yanis Boumber Receives R21 Grant From National Cancer Institute to Study Drug Resistance in Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2018)—Yanis Boumber, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a R21 grant from the National Cancer Institute to support research on non-small cell lung cancer.

Shannon Lynch
August 29, 2018

Shannon Lynch Receives Research Grant from the American Cancer Society

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2018)— Shannon Lynch, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has received a grant from the American Cancer Society to support her efforts to reduce racial disparities in prostate cancer.

Sergey Grivennikov
August 29, 2018

Sergey Grivennikov Receives National Cancer Institute R01 Grant for Colorectal Cancer Research

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2018)— Sergey Grivennikov, PhD, assistant professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has received a R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to support research on the connection between inflammation and colorectal cancer. The grant will provide approximately $280,000 per year over five years.

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