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October 6, 2020

New Role Identified for KDMA as ‘Critical Regulator’ of Histone Gene Expression

PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2020) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a new function for the histone lysine demethylase KDM4A that supports its role as a “critical regulator” for replicative histones during the S phase of the cell cycle.

October 6, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Link Lower Income and Levels of Health Literacy to Problems Coping After Treatment for Prostate Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2020)—In a recent study, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found individuals with lower health literacy or income reported more practical issues and problems with coping following localized prostate cancer treatment.

October 1, 2020

Rates of Confirmatory Prostate Biopsy ‘Surprisingly Low’ With Use of Active Surveillance

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2020) – Active surveillance is being increasingly used as a treatment option for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer. A recent study led by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, however, has found that only about 60% of men who choose active surveillance are undergoing guideline-recommended confirmatory biopsy within 12 months of their diagnosis.

September 30, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Receives Competitive SPORE Grant for Head and Neck Cancer Research Collaboration

PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2020)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center were recently awarded a grant through the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to fund a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for Head and Neck Cancer.

September 28, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Examine Benefits of Breast Imaging With Advanced Digital Technique

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2020)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center recently published a commentary examining clinical practices for breast cancer detection using traditional mammography versus digital breast tomosynthesis on baseline and subsequent screenings.

September 28, 2020

Women With Breast Cancer More Likely to Discuss Sexual Issues With Partners and Family Than With Healthcare Providers

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2020)—In a recent study, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found that more women with breast cancer seek help with sexual problems from partners or family than their healthcare providers.

September 28, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Highlight Role of Lipids in Controlling Pancreatic Cancer Aggressiveness

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2020)—In a study published today in the prestigious journal Cancer Cell, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center showed how altering lipid metabolism may contribute to sustaining tumor growth in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The finding could help overcome a major problem in pancreatic cancer treatment resistance and metastatic spread, the researchers said.

September 24, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Find Ripretinib Significantly Improves Survival for Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Tumors

PHILADELPHIA (September 24, 2020)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center recently published the results of an international study showing improved survival for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors who used ripretinib (Qinlock) when compared with patients taking a placebo.

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