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August 6, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Proudly Supports Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2020) - As part of its never-ending commitment to community health, Fox Chase Cancer Center proudly supports Miles for Melanoma 2020 in Philadelphia. The Melanoma Research Foundation is adhering to social distancing guidelines and making the 5k run/walk virtual this year.

August 5, 2020

Fox Chase and Temple Researchers Study Colon Cancer Survival Disparities Using Residential History

PHILADELPHIA (August 5, 2020)—In a study published online today, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University used a novel approach to analyzing cancer survival disparities in relation to residence by incorporating residential mobility.

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, one of the editorial's authors
August 4, 2020

Fox Chase Physicians Offer Tips on Virtual Fellowship Interviews

PHILADELPHIA (August 4, 2020)–Physicians at Fox Chase Cancer Center have published an editorial outlining how they conducted virtual recruiting interviews for their surgical oncology fellowships, a publication they say is one of the first of its kind.

July 29, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Find NeuroD1 Protein Determines Cell Differentiation in Medulloblastoma

PHILADELPHIA (July 29, 2020)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have determined that the protein NeuroD1 promotes cell differentiation in medulloblastoma, a finding that could help researchers develop novel cancer treatments.

July 28, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Elizabeth A. Bourne

PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Elizabeth A. Bourne, DO, who will join the Department of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Division of Hospitalist Medicine.

July 27, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Examine Treatment Toxicities in Older Esophageal Cancer Patients

PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2020)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found in a recent study that older patients who underwent chemoradiation therapy followed by removal of their esophagus due to cancer had toxicities and outcomes similar to younger patients.

July 27, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Collaborate With International Team on Review of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2020)—In a recent review article, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers outlined obstacles, research methods, and future treatment prospects for patients with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease.

July 22, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Find Astrocytes Necessary to Maintain Signaling in Formation of Medulloblastoma Tumoroids

PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2020)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a new method for growing and storing medulloblastoma tumor cells, a step that could assist researchers in the development of new drugs. Stromal cells called astrocytes facilitate the signaling pathway that is associated with the formation of medulloblastoma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor found in children.

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