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Survival time was calculated for 27,078 women in New Jersey diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 2010 and 2014 and followed to December 31, 2015.
November 22, 2019

New Research Underscores Link Between Social Disparities and Breast Cancer Survival

PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2019) – There are significant differences in breast cancer survival depending on where women live and their socioeconomic status, according to new mapping data from researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

“We found that patients who were malnourished had higher rates of side effects from therapy, hospitalizations, lower response rates, and a shortened survival."
November 22, 2019

Malnutrition, Physical Inactivity Negatively Affect Cancer Care and Outcomes

PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2019) – A number of patients involved in clinical trials for drugs being developed to treat cancer may be malnourished and sedentary, a factor that may result in inaccurate results for the trials, according to a new study from researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The doctors cover a range of specialties including, breast, surgical, gynecologic, clinical genetics, prostate, and radiation.
November 21, 2019

Eleven Fox Chase Cancer Center Physicians Named Top Docs 2019 at Main Line Today

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2019) – Physicians from the region were asked to vote on top doctors from an array of specialties, including breast, surgical, gynecologic, clinical genetics, prostate, and radiation oncology. 

“Gardiner’s research with pancreatic cancer is innovative and highly challenging. Her approach is creative; her perseverance and troubleshooting abilities continually prevail,” said Edna Cukierman, PhD.
November 21, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Jaye Gardiner, PhD Selected as AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2019) – IF/THEN® seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH
November 20, 2019

New Web Tool May Improve Clinical Trial Participation in Underserved Communities

PHILADELPHIA (November 20, 2019) – A researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center, in collaboration with her colleague at Temple University, has developed an interactive Web tool that is designed to improve informed decision making for clinical trial participation among cancer patients, including those who are often underrepresented in research.

“This completely flies in the face of what we have always assumed,” Bleicher said.
November 15, 2019

Impact of Treatment Delays on Survival Did Not Vary by Breast Cancer Type

PHILADELPHIA (November 15, 2019) – Although delays between diagnosis and treatment of all types of breast cancer do have measurable effects on patient survival, there was no difference regarding the effect of these delays.

Grivennikov’s two-year term on the committee begins at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2020, which is being held April 24-29 in San Diego, CA. The Tumor Microenvironment Working Group formed in 2006 to improve scientific contributions to this area of cancer research.
November 11, 2019

Sergei Grivennikov Appointed to AACR Tumor Microenvironment Steering Committee

PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2019) – The leadership of the AACR Tumor Microenvironment Working Group has appointed Fox Chase Cancer Center Associate Professor Sergei Grivennikov, PhD, to its Steering Committee.

 Lauren A. Zimmaro, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
November 8, 2019

Mindfulness May Help Women Cope With Metastatic Breast Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2019) – Mindfulness, the ability to keep the mind focused on the present moment, was associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance in women with metastatic breast cancer, according to new research.


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