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Erin Taiga, PhD, MPH
November 6, 2019

Researchers Identify Concerns of Men With Prostate Cancer Following Treatment

PHILADELPHIA (November 6, 2019) – Men who had higher income and health literacy levels had more confidence and fewer practical concerns re-entering normal life following treatment for prostate cancer, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found.

November 4, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2019) – November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. While no screening tests have been shown to lower risk, there are newer tests for detecting pancreatic cancer early that can benefit individuals who are at high risk.

Andrew P. Belfiglio, Research Assistant
November 4, 2019

Underserved Women More Tempted to Smoke After Childbirth

PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2019) – Underserved women were more tempted to smoke after giving birth if they had multiple children and more stress, according to a study conducted at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Running one RNA sequencing analysis identifies all fusion genes in a sarcoma tumor, some of which may be unknown new fusion genes.
October 29, 2019

Next-Generation Sequencing Detects Rare Fusion Genes in Sarcoma Tumors

PHILADELPHIA (October 29, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have determined that RNA-based next generation sequencing picks up gene fusions in sarcoma tumors that traditional gene testing may not.

On November 4,  Michael J Hall, MD, MS, will host a teleconference at the 2019 CGA-IGC Annual Meeting.
October 28, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts Teleconference at the 2019 CGA Annual Meeting to Highlight New Advances in Genetics and Gastrointestinal Cancer

SALT LAKE CITY (October 28, 2019) – On November 4,  Michael J Hall, MD, MS, will host a teleconference at the 2019 CGA-IGC Annual Meeting on advances in GI cancer genetics.

lead researcher Shuanzeng Wei, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pathology
October 22, 2019

New Gene Expression Tool Allows for More Accurate Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules

PHILADELPHIA (October 22, 2019) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center say a new, more accurate genomic sequencing classifier allows patients to avoid one in five surgeries for thyroid cancer because it more accurately classifies samples taken from thyroid nodules compared to earlier versions of the technology.

Joins  the Blood Cell Development and Function Program as an assistant professor on November 1, 2019.
October 22, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Israel Cañadas

PHILADELPHIA (October 22, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Israel Cañadas, PhD, who will join the Blood Cell Development and Function Program as an assistant professor on November 1, 2019.

October 21, 2019

Christian A. Koch Joins Faculty at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Christian A. Koch, MD, PhD, FACP, who will join the Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, as director and professor. Koch comes to Fox Chase from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, where he served as clinical professor.

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