Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Scientist and biostatistician Brian L. Egleston, MPP, PhD
February 3, 2020

Fox Chase Biostatistician Brings Trial Design Expertise to MyCancerGene Study

PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2020) – Scientist and biostatistician Brian L. Egleston, MPP, PhD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, will be teaming with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania on a series of studies that will attempt to develop methods for better communicating genetic test results to patients.

The OCRA Liz Tilberis Early Career Award provides James Duncan, PhD, with a three-year grant of $150,000 per year for research on ovarian cancer
January 28, 2020

James Duncan Receives Grant for Research on Combo Therapy to Treat High-Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinoma

PHILADELPHIA (January 28, 2020) – The OCRA Liz Tilberis Early Career Award provides James Duncan, PhD, and seven other 2020 award winners with a three-year grant of $150,000 per year to support their research on ovarian cancer.

Edna Cukierman, PhD, received a $292,999 grant from Worldwide Cancer Research
January 27, 2020

Fox Chase Researcher Receives Grant for Study of Biology of Pancreatic Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (January 27, 2020) – Edna Cukierman, PhD, received a $292,999 grant from Worldwide Cancer Research for a two-year study of the microenvironment of pancreatic cancer cells.

January 23, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Is Now Certified Under ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2020) – The three-year certification for oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality and safety in cancer care is recognized by the QOPI program, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).

January 23, 2020

Edna Cukierman Elected to Council of the American Society for Matrix Biology

PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2020) –  The mission of the ASMB is to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on the extracellular matrix, the noncellular portion of tissue that provides structural and biochemical support to surrounding cells.

January 22, 2020

Robotic Bronchoscopy Found to be Safe, Reliable for Diagnosing Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2020) – In the first published study since the market release of robot-assisted bronchoscopy, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found the technology to be safe, feasible, and reliable for achieving diagnoses for lung cancer.

January 20, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Claudia J. Kasales

PHILADELPHIA (January 20, 2020) – Claudia J. Kasales, MD, MHA, FACR, who will be joining the Department of Diagnostic Imaging as a professor on the academic clinician track. She will begin work at Fox Chase on February 1, 2020.

“Most cysts won’t turn into cancer. However, because of the risk, many patients may consider surgery. It’s a big operation and we want to make sure that only those patients at the greatest cancer risk get surgery,” Weinberg said.
January 16, 2020

Multicenter Pancreatic Cyst Trial Headed by Fox Chase Researcher Launches

PHILADELPHIA (January 16, 2020)—An eight-year multicenter trial to study how often and how fast pancreatic cysts progress to cancer is launching today. Fox Chase Cancer Center serves as the headquarters for the project, although the trial is open to participation at hundreds of sites around the country.


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