Fox Chase Cancer Center News

Eric D. Tetzlaff, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA
May 20, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Find Increase in Burnout Among Oncology Physician Assistants

PHILADELPHIA (May 20, 2020) — According to the 2019 national survey, 48.7 percent of oncology physician assistants reported burnout, as opposed to 34.8 percent in 2015.

May 18, 2020

Fox Chase Recognized by Life Sciences Pennsylvania for Pioneering New Technology in Lung Cancer Diagnosis

PHILADELPHIA (May 18, 2020)—Fox Chase was recognized for its use of the Monarch Platform, a technology that features a familiar controller-like interface that physicians use to navigate a flexible robotic endoscope to the periphery of the lung. The technology improves reach, vision, and control.

May 14, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Highlights the Signs of Skin Cancer and How to Protect Skin from Sun Damage

PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2020) – May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month.  The two most common types of skin cancers, basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers, are usually very treatable and most commonly found in areas exposed to the sun.

Namrata Vijayvergia, MD
May 11, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Examine Role of Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2020) — Combination strategies targeting the immune checkpoint pathway from multiple angles may be the key. A recent study suggested the benefit of two immune checkpoint drugs, which showed promising response in this rare cancer.

Sameera Kumar, MD
May 6, 2020

Fox Chase Researchers Study Risks of Recurrence in Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Stereotactic Body Radiation

PHILADELPHIA (May 6, 2020)—A study on tumor factors increasing the risk of a patient’s cancer spreading to other areas of the body following treatment with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) alone in patients with lung cancer.

May 4, 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center Staff Receive Food, Other Donations During COVID-19 Fight

PHILADELPHIA (May 4, 2020)—As COVID-19 continues to put a strain on hospitals, numerous restaurants, companies, and individuals have stepped up to donate food and other items to health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Fox Chase Cancer Center has received multiple donations from the community as staff continue to go above and beyond in caring for patients.

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2020
May 4, 2020

Philadelphia Magazine Names 42 Fox Chase Physicians “Top Doctors”

Philadelphia Magazine named forty-four Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians to their “Top Doctors” list for 2020. 

Neil Johnson, PhD
April 30, 2020

New Study by Fox Chase Researchers Determines Critical Roles of BRCA1 Gene in DNA Repair

PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2020)—In a study published today, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center were able to determine that the BRCA1 gene has two distinct and equally important functions in the process of DNA repair, a finding which sheds light on the response and resistance of cancers to certain chemotherapies. The findings have implications for cancer therapy because drugs known as PARP inhibitors successfully treat BRCA1-mutant breast and ovarian cancers


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