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Margaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTC
March 9, 2018

Margaret Bellerjeau Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2018) – Bellerjeau received the award on February 22 at the ASBMT annual Tandem Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has spent more than 20 years at Fox Chase -Temple, and is a longtime member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the ASBMT

Daniel Geynisman, MD
March 1, 2018

One Third of Patients with Lymph Node-Positive Penile Cancer Don’t Receive Recommended Care

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2018) – One third of men with lymph node-positive penile cancer don’t receive a lymph node dissection, the recommended care associated with an overall survival advantage, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have found.

March 1, 2018

Fox Chase Cancer Center Urges Men and Women to Get a Colorectal Cancer Screening

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2018) – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center encourages individuals to get a colorectal cancer screening. “Regular screening continues to be the best defense against colorectal cancer. It can detect pre-cancerous growths as well as cancer, which is highly treatable if caught early,” said David Weinberg, MD, chair of medicine and chief of the gastroenterology section at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation
February 28, 2018

Andy Talley Foundation “Game Changer Award” to Henry Fung and the Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital BMT Program

Villanova, Pennsylvania (February 27, 2018) – The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation will present their first “Game Changer Award” to Dr. Henry Fung and the Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program during the 7th Annual Bash, this Saturday, March 3rd at the Springfield Country Club.

Liz Hernandez Borrero
February 27, 2018

Fox Chase Cancer Center Graduate Student Earns Prestigious Yale Ciencia Academy Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 28, 2018) – Liz Hernandez Borrero, a graduate student in the El-Deiry Lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been named a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. She is one of only 40 graduate students from around the country to be selected for this competitive program.

February 9, 2018

Jean Kozempel Receives Oncology Award from the American Physical Therapy Association

PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 9, 2018) – Jean Kozempel, PT, DPT, MS, manager of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been selected by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to receive the 2017 Oncology Section President’s Award. The President’s Award recognizes physical therapists in the oncology field who are considered pioneers within their practice areas.

Carolyn Fang, PhD
February 7, 2018

Ethnic Composition of Neighborhood May Influence Cancer Risk

PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 7, 2018) – A new paper in the journal Cancer finds that living in ethnic enclaves or areas of high segregation was associated with positive and negative effects on cancer risk, stage at diagnosis, and mortality. Findings varied among the ethnicities and types of cancer being studied.

Renata Gordon
February 6, 2018

Statins Offer Hope for Children with the Most Common Brain Tumor Type

PHILADELPHIA (February 6, 2018) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that cholesterol is required for medulloblastoma tumor growth, implying that statins may be an effective treatment option for children with the most common type of brain tumor.

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