Fox Chase Cancer Center News

“The survival difference with a delay is small,” said Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS.
October 21, 2019

Delay to Surgery Increases Risk for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2019) – New research from Fox Chase Cancer Center has found that longer delays to surgery in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) predicted a higher risk of invasive ductal carcinoma and a slightly worse survival rate.

DR. Bleicher, a professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will receive the award at the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk® Kickoff event at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on March 18, 2020.
October 14, 2019

Bleicher Receives Breast Cancer Award From Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (October 14, 2019) — Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, has been awarded the 2020 Jamie Brooke Lieberman Remembrance Award from Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia for his work in the breast cancer community.

PurpleStride Philadelphia 2019
October 11, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center to Participate in PurpleStride Philadelphia 2019

PHILADELPHIA (October 11, 2019) — Fox Chase will walk alongside pancreatic cancer survivors, their loved ones, caregivers, and researchers on Saturday, November 2 to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and patient services.

October 7, 2019

Paws for the Cause Celebrates 20 Years

Hundreds of dog lovers gathered on Sunday, Oct. 6th to celebrate Paws for the Cause, now in its 20th year,  and raise money for cancer research at Fox Chase. Hosted by the Board of Associates, the one-mile walk around the Fox Chase main campus featured pups disguised as sports players, barnyard animals, superheroes and monsters, as they tried out their costumes in preparation for Halloween.

Elizabeth Handorf, PhD, and her colleagues used NMB to quantify cost effectiveness.
October 4, 2019

Researchers Create Improved Statistical Method for Cost Effectiveness Analysis

PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2019) – Elizabeth Handorf, PhD, and her colleagues used net monetary benefit (NMB) to quantify cost effectiveness.

No associations between location of the tumor and risk for death or tumor recurrence were found.
October 3, 2019

Location of Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Linked With Additional Organ Removal at Surgery

PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2019) – No associations between location of the tumor and risk for death or tumor recurrence were found. These data do not change how patients with retroperitoneal sarcomas would be treated, but do provide clinicians with a better understanding of the disease.

The award will provide her with research mentorship for creating clinical trials and opportunities to collaborate at a national level with other investigators.
October 2, 2019

Mantia-Smaldone Receives Three-Year Grant to Investigate Gynecologic Malignancies

PHILADELPHIA (October 2, 2019) – Gina Mantia-Smaldone, MD, has been selected by the Gynecological Oncology Group Foundation and NRG Oncology to receive three years of funding to develop her research capacity and scope as a principal investigator of gynecologic malignancies.

October 1, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Reminds Women to Schedule a Breast Cancer Screening

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2019) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.


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