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Phillip Abbosh, MD, PhD, Receives Award from AUA for Bladder Cancer Research

September 17, 2017

Phillip Abbosh, MD, PhD, assistant research professor at FCCC and a graduate of Fox Chase’s Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program, was presented with an award for his bladder cancer research at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association in Boston in May. 

An Intimate Look at Sex After Cancer

June 14, 2017

Cancer can take people through a series of waiting rooms, infusion rooms, operating rooms, and hospital rooms. When it’s over, another problem can be lurking in a different room: the bedroom.

Proteins and Pavarotti: How One Scientist Forged His Own Path

July 5, 2017

Roland Dunbrack was a toddler when Stanley P. Reimann died. But Reimann — founder of the Institute for Cancer Research, which evolved into Fox Chase Cancer Center — shared some striking similarities with the scientist Dunbrack has become.

The Study That Launched 50,000 Papers (and Counting)

November 30, 2016

October 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark study that originated in a laboratory at Fox Chase Cancer Center. It's considered the starting point for a plethora of research that significantly impacted the field of cancer.

Trailblazers

May 4, 2015

Even in 1946, the Institute for Cancer Research, as Fox Chase’s scientific enterprise was then called, had women in four of the 10 laboratory head positions. Today women comprise more than 40 percent of the research faculty. Forward talked with Daly and two other Fox Chase women, chemist Jenny Glusker and virologist Ann Skalka—all considered pioneers in their fields.

The Iconoclast and Her ‘Big Questions’

April 6, 2009

FOX CHASE’S Beatrice Mintz has been at the forefront of developmental genetics for nearly 50 years.  Mintz characterizes her career as pursuing “a series of big questions” that she has had “a good time” answering. Here, she considers (smaller) questions posed by Forward.

Anna Gray to the Rescue

September 9, 2009

While Anna Gray’s knack for fundraising earned her accolades, her efforts to educate the masses about cancer at a time when it bordered on being a dirty word were just as important. She pioneered the auxiliary’s tradition of hosting annual cancer forums, groundbreaking public events that focused on scientific breakthroughs and encouraged early detection and treatment.

Fox Chase Born of Merger

September 3, 2012

After several years of planning, the American Oncologic Hospital and the Institute for Cancer Research merged in late 1974 and became one of the country’s first National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers: Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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