Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Michael J. Hall, MD, MS,
June 27, 2017

Researchers Identify Several New Genetic Mutations that Increase Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2017) – Analyzing a panel of 25 genes, researchers found mutations in genes associated with increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer in approximately seven percent of women tested through a large commercial laboratory. Depending on the gene, they found increased risk between two- and six-fold for breast cancer and two- and forty-fold for ovarian cancer.

June 27, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Celebrates Cancer Survivors and Emphasize the Importance of Care After Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2017) – It is important that all patients who have completed cancer treatment have a wellness plan in place as they transition from treatment to recovery.
June 19, 2017

Dr. Larry Kaiser, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, Named One of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare writes that those on the list “stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities.”

Remembering W. Thomas London, MD
June 6, 2017

Remembering W. Thomas London, MD

PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2017) - It is with great respect that we remember and pay tribute to an admired colleague and friend, a luminary in his field, and a noted figure within Fox Chase Cancer Center’s legacy. We join you in mourning the loss of W. Thomas London, MD, Professor Emeritus, on Saturday, June 3, following an apparent heart attack. He was 85 years old.

Martin J. Edelman, MD, FACP
June 2, 2017

Breast Cancer Drug Found to be Ineffective in Treating Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2017) - Martin J. Edelman, MD, FACP, chair of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, presented the results of a clinical study testing palbociclib at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. Of the 32 patients evaluated, only two responded to the drug, showing it to be ineffective on its own for patients with squamous NSCLC.

Fox Chase Cancer Center
June 1, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center to Host High School Students as Part of Immersion Science Program

PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2017) - Approximately 200 students from five area high schools will come together at Fox Chase Cancer Center on June 5 to present data they gathered through the Center’s Immersion Science Program.

Roman Petrov, MD
May 16, 2017

Roman Petrov, MD, Joins the Fox Chase Cancer Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the arrival of Roman Petrov, MD, who will join the faculty as assistant professor in the division of thoracic surgery. He will concurrently serve as assistant professor of thoracic medicine and surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD
May 15, 2017

Rosaleen B. Parsons Receives Distinguished Alumnae Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 15, 2017) – Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has awarded Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, its Distinguished Alumnae Award. Parsons is chair of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she has worked since 1999.