Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Conventional fractionated and moderate hypofractionated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer were equally effective.
March 10, 2020

Ten-Year Data Shows Same Outcomes for Hypofractionated Radiation Versus Conventional Radiation in Prostate Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2020) — A 10-year update of a randomized, prospective study conducted by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center has found that conventional fractionated and moderate hypofractionated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer were equally effective.

March 6, 2020

Carolyn Fang Elected Fellow to the Society of Behavioral Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (March 6, 2020) – Newly elected fellows will be honored at the Society of Behavioral Health’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, being held April 1-4 in San Francisco.

David Weinberg, MD, chair of Medicine and chief of Gastroenterology
March 2, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Educates Individuals on Colorectal Cancer and the Importance of Colorectal Screening

PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 2020) – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center encourages men and women to schedule their colorectal cancer screening, such as a colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical testing (FIT).

Richard Bleicher, MD, FACS
March 2, 2020

New Study by Fox Chase Researchers Indicates Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Does Not Expedite Breast Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 2020) – New research from Fox Chase Cancer Center indicates that starting chemotherapy before surgery does not expedite the start or completion of treatment for breast cancer as compared with performing surgery first, as some have previously believed.

February 28, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Announces New Name and Recertification for Palliative Care Program

PHILADELPHIA (February 28, 2020) – To more accurately reflect the mission and vision of the program, Fox Chase Cancer Center recently announced that the name of the Pain and Palliative Care Program has been changed to the Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program (SOPCP).

Get Your Rear in Gear
February 27, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center to Support ‘Get Your Rear in Gear’ Colon Cancer Run/ Walk

PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2020) – On Sunday, March 22, patients, survivors, and their families will join faculty, staff, and volunteers as members of the Fox Chase team in the Colon Cancer Coalition’s annual Get Your Rear in Gear colon cancer run/walk in Philadelphia.

Eileen K. Jaffe, PhD
February 27, 2020

Fox Chase Researcher’s Paradigm Shifting Work on Protein Structures Gains Further Acceptance With Publication of Book Chapter

PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2020) – Eileen K. Jaffe, PhD, a professor in the Molecular Therapeutics program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently tapped to help write the book "Oligomerization in Health and Disease: From Enzymes to G Protein-Couple Receptors."

Vladimir Kolenko, MD, PhD, a researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center
February 25, 2020

Kolenko Receives Grant to Study Link Between Cholesterol and Androgen Deprivation Therapy Resistance in Prostate Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (February 25, 2020) – Vladimir Kolenko, MD, PhD, received the two-year $200,000 NCI grant to target cholesterol homeostasis using genetic and pharmacological approaches in order to reinstate or re-emphasize sensitivity of prostate cancer cells to anti-androgens like abiraterone and enzalutamide.


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