Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Sergei Grivennikov, PhD
December 22, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Announce American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Winners

PHILADELPHIA (December 22, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine are pleased to announce the winners of its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Pilot Project Competition for Junior Investigators: Sergei Grivennikov, PhD, and Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, assistant professors at Fox Chase, and Rongsheng (Ross) Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Richard Bleicher, MD
December 14, 2017

Recommended Radiation Omitted From Breast Conservation Therapy for Some Women

PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2017) – Nearly ten percent of eligible women in a recent study did not receive radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery, although it is proven to reduce the risk of recurrence. 

Jason A. Incorvati, MD
December 14, 2017

Jason A. Incorvati Joins Department of Hematology/Oncology at New Fox Chase Cancer Center East Norriton Campus

PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason A. Incorvati, MD, who will join the Department of Hematology/Oncology as an assistant professor, and will treat patients at the new Fox Chase Cancer Center East Norriton Hospital Outpatient Center and also see breast cancer patients at the main Fox Chase campus, beginning January 1st, 2018.

December 10, 2017

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant at Key Point Remains Most Effective Therapy for Younger Mantle Cell Lymphoma Patients

PHILADELPHIA (December 10, 2017) – According to a new study, autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) administered in first remission led to longer overall survival in younger patients with mantle cell lymphoma. Researchers found that patients who received HCT once initial chemotherapy had caused remission experienced a 40 percent improvement in progression free survival and more than 20 increase in overall survival compared with eligible patients who did not receive it.

Elias Obeid, MD, MPH
December 8, 2017

Researchers Seek Breast Cancer Biomarkers that Indicate Immunotherapy Responsiveness

PHILADELPHIA (December 7, 2017) – A small, but significant proportion of patients with invasive breast cancer have at least one of three biomarkers linked to immune check point blockade (ICB) therapy, suggesting a role for such treatment for certain breast cancers, a new study shows. 

Jing Peng
December 7, 2017

Estrogen Metabolism in the Lung May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

PHILADELPHIA (December 7, 2017) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found a new link between estrogen and lung cancer among never-smokers and smokers: that human lungs can metabolize the hormone estrogen, yielding a carcinogenic derivative.

Lori J. Goldstein, MD, FASCO
December 5, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Lori Goldstein Named to Forbes’ “Physician Honor Roll”

PHILADELPHIA (December 5, 2017) — Lori J. Goldstein, MD, FASCO, Deputy Associate Director of Clinical Research,  Professor of Medical Oncology and the Director of Naomi and Phil Lippincott Breast Evaluation Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center, is one of 27 breast oncologists across the country being recognized by Forbes as an exemplary physician in the field of oncology.

Hossein Borghaei, DO
December 1, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Educate Men and Women on Risk Factors for Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is raising awareness on the risk factors for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, and the leading cause of cancer death, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and is by far the leading cause of cancer death.