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Fox Chase Cancer Center News

November 17, 2020

Fox Chase Offering First CAR T Therapy Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

PHILADELPHIA (November 17, 2020)—Patients with mantle cell lymphoma treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center will now have access to treatment with brexucabtagene autoleucel, also known as Tecartus, the first cell-based gene therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

November 16, 2020

New Edition of Leading Virology Textbook Co-Authored by Two Fox Chase Researchers

PHILADELPHIA (November 16, 2020)—Two leading researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center are co-authors of the fifth edition of Principles of Virology, the leading virology textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying how viruses reproduce and cause disease.

November 13, 2020

Researchers Home in on Possible Combination Targets to Treat T-Acute Leukemia/Lymphoma

PHILADELPHIA (November 13, 2020) – In a recently published paper, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center unveiled data that suggested possible new targets for the treatment of T-acute leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL).

November 5, 2020

Gene Editing Technology Harnessed to Identify New, Druggable Targets in Kidney Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (November 5, 2020) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have harnessed the power of the Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR/Cas9 technology to identify cellular factors involved in resistance to sunitinib by clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

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November 4, 2020

Fox Chase First Cancer Center in the Northeast to Utilize New Surgical Navigation Technology for Breast Conserving Surgeries

PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2020)—Fox Chase Cancer Center has become the first cancer center in the Northeast to feature a new tumor marker technology that has been described as the next generation of surgical navigation, one that will make breast excisional biopsies and breast-conserving surgeries more precise.

October 30, 2020

New Target Could Starve Cancer and Activate Immune System in Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2020) – In a study released online today, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have identified a new biomarker and potential novel treatment target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) that could help starve cancer cells and allow the immune system to attack the tumor.

October 30, 2020

DNA Repair Gene Mutations Found in Patients with Early Onset Renal Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2020) – Pathogenic variants in DNA damage response and repair (DDRR) genes have been identified in patients with early onset renal cancer, according to a recent study by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

October 26, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Present Findings on Impact of Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer on Time Off Work

PHILADELPHIA (October 29, 2020)—Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have presented new data indicating that several factors, the most significant one being pain, are significantly associated with a reduction in the number of working days per week in patients who attempt to work while receiving radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC).


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